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Service Scholars start girls mentorship program at Alexander II

Service Scholars start girls mentorship program at Alexander II

Suzanna Price, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“It’s really important for us to remind students regularly that college is feasible for them, and that they have the academic background and they have the support system in their community that’s going to help them make that possible for them.”

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Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Mercer explores race relations with culture sensitivity training and Peace Panel

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
February 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“[One of my] sheriff’s department in Florida asked me one day, ‘What can we do to not be a Ferguson?’” Cheives said. “My response was ‘Any city in the nation is one bullet away from being a Ferguson.”

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Business Spotlight: CrossFit AOA

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Business, Health and Wellness, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

“When we’re young, we trade health for wealth. When we’re old, we trade wealth for health," Minter said.

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Traffick Jam continues to spotlight sex trafficking in Middle Georgia

Traffick Jam continues to spotlight sex trafficking in Middle Georgia

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“One of the biggest issues is a lot of people don’t know that sex trafficking is an issue to begin with,” said Zoe Haynes, a member of the Traffick Jam team.

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SGA gears up new initiatives for spring semester

SGA gears up new initiatives for spring semester

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer’s Student Government Association is kicking off the new year and semester with initiatives and programs designed to help the student body.

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Formerly suspended ATO resumes limited operations, Kappa Sigma under review

Formerly suspended ATO resumes limited operations, Kappa Sigma under review

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

“Both groups appear to have abided by the sanctions (primarily the suspension) and to have taken the recommended action steps. ATO has already met with me and has been approved to begin operations in a limited capacity this spring. Kappa [Sigma] just submitted their information and are currently under review,” Dean Pearson said.

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Nancy Grace set to speak on Founders’ Day this year

Nancy Grace set to speak on Founders’ Day this year

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“When I applied to Mercer, I looked up people [Mercer alums], and I saw Nancy Grace, and I was like, ‘Oh that’s cool!’ It’s really cool that someone who made it in life and is a real adult wants to come back and speak to us,” junior Tori Aina said.

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MerServe hosts memorial march, community breakfast on MLK Day

MerServe hosts memorial march, community breakfast on MLK Day

Kat Heesh, Contributing Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

MerServe hosted a service day Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The day began with a group of students serving breakfast at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and ended with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March. Students gathered together on their day off from classes in hopes of continuing...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

South Asian students hope to bring more diversity to Mercer Greek life

South Asian students hope to bring more diversity to Mercer Greek life

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

“If we can [bring these new organizations] to campus, we’ll be a stepping stone for other multi-cultural fraternities and sororities to join,” Mitt said.

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Princeton Review ranks Mercer SGA 11th most active in nation

Princeton Review ranks Mercer SGA 11th most active in nation

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under News, Student Government

“Our biggest job as SGA is always talking with students and listening to their feedback, so hearing that people believe in our capacity to make a difference is great because it means they know they can come to us,” Scherf said.

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