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How the crime alert system works

How the crime alert system works

Kyle Mullins and Laurel Huster

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

After shots were fired in Mercer Village on a Wednesday night in January, it took about 45 minutes for Mercer students to receive an emergency alert via text message about the threat. Many students and parents took to social media to raise concerns about the delay in getting an emergency alert out. ...

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Cruz Market, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), will host a series of vendors on Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Cruz Plaza. Last semester SGA Senator Michael Smith introduced the idea to have a market on Mercer’s campus that is similar to the Mulberry Market. T...

New organization to help Mercer go green

New organization to help Mercer go green

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner. The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various pr...

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s Student Government Association recently approved a new club on campus: the Mercer Neuroscience Organization. Two neuroscience majors, Keerthika Ravikumar and Manvi Manyam, founded the club with hopes to make a difference at Mercer. Ravikumar and Manyam, both sophomores, said ...

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Pubic hair grooming injuries, the KKK, pantyhose sales, affirmative action, left-handed people, the wage gap, cervical dilation, nepotism, third nipples, the Red Fox population, pizza, the niqab, flu viruses, nose jobs and the probability that your pet will die on a plane: these are all topics that Mona ...

Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The mailing services in the Auxiliary Services building will be moving to the University Center (UC) where Management Services is currently. The move is expected to happen during the spring semester and the summer session, Vice President of Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said. Mailing services is m...

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s Bearstock will be held on April 7 at Tattnall Square Park from 1 to 6 p.m., said Mercer Live Committee Chair Sa’Haara Bryant. “Bearstock is Mercer University’s annual day-long music festival. Bearstock is the biggest event put on by QuadWorks, the campus event planning board at ...

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association announced March 28 that campaigning for the presidential election has been suspended due to “multiple breaches” of election code of conduct. The candidates for this year’s SGA election are Adam Penland and his Vice Presidential running mate, Shruthi Vikraman ...

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Brycen Higdon, current sophomore and Student Government Association recording secretary, and Ryan May, current junior and wide receiver on the Mercer football team, built their platform on three themes: inclusivity, engagement and innovation.   Inclusivity They wrote in their platform that they hope to increase awar...

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Adam Penland, current sophomore and class president and Shruthi Vikraman, current junior and senator at large, built their platform on three main themes; funding, registration and transparency.   Funding For funding Penland-Vikraman plan to re-allocate $8,000 to the Fiscal Affairs Committee budget ac...

SGA Presidential candidates Higdon/May and Penland/Vikraman explain platforms in Q&A

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

On Wednesday the 21st, SGA Recording Secretary Brycen Higdon and SGA Sophomore Class President Adam Penland debated against each other for the SGA Presidential elections that open Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th. Opening statements began with SGA Lead Senator At Large and Penland’s VP run...

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