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Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 25, 2019

The fiber arts and culture course sought to teach students about the history behind fiber arts while also helping them see the significance of what they were learning.

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

Freshman Michael “Micha” Williams isn’t necessarily new to the scene, but he’s curating new music that’s appealing to many students here at Mercer.

Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

With a stadium full of people and a temperature of 45 degrees, the team came out with energy, ready to play in front of the 10,729 people who were in attendance.

Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

In high school, Lauren Cheek, a current junior studying biology at Mercer, was a good student who was known for thriving in the classroom. She did her due diligence, got straight A’s and, as a senior, was preparing to apply for college. However, she and her family began to notice some changes. She ...

STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

STEM-focused internship program brings Mercer students to Germany

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

The program allows students from North American universities to intern at a German research institution for a summer, said David Davis, director of fellowships and scholarships.

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks

November 7, 2019

“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 

Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Things to do in Macon this holiday season

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 5, 2019

With the holiday season coming up, Macon is going to be a hotbed of artistic and cultural events. There will be activities for everyone, from festivals to food trucks to fire breathers, all in the heart of the city. 

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Distinguished University Professor at Mercer

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2019

Deal will not serve as a traditional professor. He will instead deliver a series of lectures every year open to the entire Mercer student body, according to President Bill Underwood. 

Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

Mercer beats Bulldogs in triple overtime, Otiwu sets school record

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The Mercer Bears continued their winning streak at Five Star Stadium against the Samford Bulldogs. They won by a field goal in triple-overtime with a final score of 36 to 33.

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

Mercer women’s cross country runner beats personal best at Queen City Invite

Mercer women’s cross country runner beats personal best at Queen City Invite

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

McMahon placed 15th out of 365 individually. This record is something that she has strived for since starting at Mercer.

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

Katina Bitsicas is the current visiting artist at Plunkett Gallery. Bitsicas’ exhibit, entitled “Revive,” explores themes centered around coming back to life even with death edging close. She uses the motif of red thread, commonly associated with human connection, to symbolize loss and longing.

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