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Macon Open Air Market will host local artists and designers

Macon Open Air Market will host local artists and designers

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The quarterly Downtown Macon Open Air Market will host local artists, makers, designers and more on Saturday, Oct. 28. Macon residents and students can spend the day at the market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or make an evening event out of it from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “We're expecting upwards of 5,000 attendee...

Mercer sophomore promotes fitness and confidence through her love for dance

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“5,6,7,8 and to the left!,” said Mercer sophomore Zara Gabriel as she led her group fitness hip-hop class. When Gabriel was about 13-years-old, her mother decided to give her “the talk.” This talk wasn’t about the birds and the bees though, it was about the importance of health. Genetic...

“1-0” is the mantra for Bears football from here on out

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears’ mantra since losing to East Tennessee State University four weeks ago has been “1-0,” meaning win each week without thinking of any other game. The Bears (4-3) have gone 1-0 three times in a row since then, winning three straight after a 30-10 win over Chattanooga last week. ...

Celebrate Fall and October fun with these Arts and Entertainment events

Celebrate Fall and October fun with these Arts and Entertainment events

Elizabeth Daniels, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Looking for something interesting and fun to help release that midterm stress this fall? Here’s a list of arts and entertainment events that will keep you entertained this month. 1)    FRENCH CULTURE FESTIVAL http://www.france-atlanta.org/ Oct. 9 - Nov. 3, FREE France-Atlanta is offering a variety o...

Quirisa Mauga hopes to get a ring her last year in Mercer softball

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Quirisa Mauga has been surrounded by softball her entire life. She’s played the sport since the age of 10. Her dad coaches three softball teams, and her older sister plays softball professionally. “I knew that I really wanted to play college softball. However, it actually coming true wasn’t so...

Bear Bites: Brasserie Circa

Bear Bites: Brasserie Circa

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Just when I begin to think that I have heard of every restaurant in Macon, I am surprised to find that there still are plenty of places that simply fly under my radar. Brasserie Circa was one of those. Owned by the same restaurant group which owns Macon staples such as Bearfoot Tavern and the Tic Toc...

The Ruling: Defense continues to steal the show

The Ruling: Defense continues to steal the show

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Last Saturday, Mercer accomplished something it hasn’t done since 1931: a win over The Citadel. And it’s not like the Bulldogs are a pushover. The Citadel entered the game ranked No. 17 in the FCS and as the reigning Southern Conference champion. The Bears not only defeated the Bulldogs 24-1...

Bears in this club lend paws to animals in Middle Georgia

Bears in this club lend paws to animals in Middle Georgia

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

A relatively older club on campus has recently become very active. The Mercer Animal Rescue organization was founded several years ago, but was recently revived by fifth year senior Grace Witcher and sophomore Greer Weed. “[We decided to revive the club because of all] the stray animals around ca...

Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Kirklyn Hodges, born and raised in Macon, worked most of his life in the construction business. After building knowledge on African culture while living in Atlanta, Hodges said he acquired the desire to educate the Macon community, specifically the youth, on his findings. “That’s something that this city is so d...

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Brittany Wiggins’ most vivid memory of placing pen to paper is at age 11. Writing poetry is something she has done for as long as she can remember. “It brings me clarity,” the Mercer sophomore said. Wiggins said that writing often reveals something to her. Sometimes it is a new thought. Other time...

Campus leaders recognized by United Nations for their work with female empowerment club

Campus leaders recognized by United Nations for their work with female empowerment club

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

Two Mercer students were recognized by the United Nations for their successes within a campus organization. Seniors Shelsea Chilumuna and Unnati Patel traveled to Washington, D.C. in September to participate in the United Nations’ 2017 Leadership Symposium. The U.N. invited them to attend upon review...

How to make money moves like Cardi B

How to make money moves like Cardi B

Blossom Onunekwe, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Money can’t buy happiness, but as public health preaches, income is a great determinant of health. Without money, you can’t afford essentials like food and medicine, and your health will drastically depreciate without money. In the number one song on the Billboard Charts, “Bodak Yellow”, Car...

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