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Carl Fambro: The man behind 25 years of Francar’s wings

Summer Perritt, News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Business, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Francar’s Restaurant in Mercer Village has been a staple in the Mercer Community for years, but not many students know the man behind the popular wingstop. Carl Fambro started the business over 25 years ago. Growing up in Macon his whole life, Fambro attended Central High School before going to Me...

SGA discusses Founders’ Day speaker and Common Ground protest, approves new organizations and funding requests

SGA discusses Founders’ Day speaker and Common Ground protest, approves new organizations and funding requests

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Jan. 29 Student Government Association meeting began with President Olivia Buckner’s report. She said that executive members of SGA had heard from junior James Stair on his research regarding gender-neutral campus housing and will continue to work with him as he completes his project. Buckner then welcomed Common Ground, the Mercer University gay-straig...

Business Spotlight: Dot’s Forget Me Knots

Business Spotlight: Dot’s Forget Me Knots

Nadia Pressley, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Dot’s Forget Me Knots is a quaint boutique tucked away on Cherry Street in downtown Macon.  Selling unique and classy pieces of women’s clothing, the shop has been open for over 15 years under the ownership of Macon local, Dot Ridley.   After a year at her original location in west Macon, Ridley deci...

New year, new Jack Tarver

New year, new Jack Tarver

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

It looks like students and faculty are not the only ones with New Year resolutions. Jack Tarver Library will be undergoing changes of its own this semester. The library, named after the Mercer alumnus and esteemed journalist, will be renovated over the coming months. Students can expect all kind...

The Center For Collaborative Journalism adds three new staff members

The Center For Collaborative Journalism adds three new staff members

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With a new year commencing, Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism adds three more staff members to its team. According to a press release from Mercer University, The Center for Collaborative Journalism, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the Knight Foundation and Peyton Anderson Foundatio...

A student-run food pantry to come to Mercer’s campus this spring

A student-run food pantry to come to Mercer’s campus this spring

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under News

A student-run food pantry will likely be constructed on campus this semester to combat food insecurity among students. The organization, named Feed Mercer, will be brought before Campus Life and the Student Government Association (SGA) for approval by founder Joseph Jackson III.   Food insecurity refe...

Students raise concerns about speaker selection for Founder’s Day

Students raise concerns about speaker selection for Founder’s Day

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer’s Student Government Association announced today that they will meet with administrators to discuss Founders’ Day after hearing complaints on the selection of keynote speaker Jay Sekulow. Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and a member of President Donald Trump’s leg...

Suspect in Mercer Village shooting has been arrested

Suspect in Mercer Village shooting has been arrested

Summer Perritt, News Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

A suspect in the shooting that occured in Mercer Village two weeks ago has been arrested according to an email sent out by President Underwood Jan. 24. The suspect was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is believed to be connected to three murders, a robbery that occurred in Tatnall S...

Mercer opens the doors to new opportunities with the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center

Mercer opens the doors to new opportunities with the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Students all over campus looked at their schedule to see a new building code for their classroom: GSC. “I was trying to figure out for the longest what it was,” said Alexandria Williams, a senior pre-medical student. Once she figured it out, Williams said she was excited to be in “the new building...

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Common Ground’s Rainbow Connection Committee is currently accepting applications to join their spring semester team. The committee’s goal is to allow professors and student leaders to become certified in conscious and empathetic communication with Mercer students within the LGBTQ community, accordi...

The History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

January 15, 2018


Filed under News

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official holiday. MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January annually close to Jan. 15, Dr. King’s birthday, to commemorate his life.   The holiday promotes equal rights and reflects King’s life by ...

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

According to Mercer’s emergency alert system, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office reported an armed robbery in Tatnall Square Park at approximately 12:49 P.M. on Jan. 14. The suspect is a black male estimated to be between 5’8 and 5’10. He was last seen wearing an orange and black jacket and running...

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