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New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead News Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer University selected a new Title IX Coordinator in November to replace Interim Coordinators Doug Pearson and Rhonda Lidstone. Sharon Stellato, former senior investigator at West Virginia University (WVU), plans to bring her experience with innocence claims to the Title IX process at Mercer. ...

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Rylee Kirk

November 27, 2018


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Construction on the new “Mercer Landing II” lofts is nearing completion. The new lofts will be open and available to students in August 2019. In comparison to Phase V, the existing Lofts at Mercer Landing,  the new building will be “similar yet with its own flair,” said Jonathan Leake, Dir...

Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen

Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 15, 2018


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Entering auto by Orange Street apartment Reporting Officer Gary Mills responded Oct. 3 to a complaint from a student living in the Orange Street apartments that his car had been broken into overnight. The police report provided to The Cluster contained no further details. Bike theft in Plunke...

How a Mercer freshman balances college and an award-winning company

How a Mercer freshman balances college and an award-winning company

Sterling Neill

November 14, 2018


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Managing a small business, going to school, and having a social life is difficult. Luke Kolbie, owner of Kingfisher Leather Co. and Mercer freshman, said he believes that it is possible to manage all of these moving pieces in his life. “My strategy has been to go hard all week with school and busi...

How do Mercer University students vote?

How do Mercer University students vote?

Mahima Sultan

November 14, 2018


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More college students are going to the polls than ever, but Mercer students turn out at higher rates than others schools, whether it be in person or through absentee ballots. In the 2016 election, Mercer had the highest student voter participation rate among NCAA Division 1 schools, according to a Me...

Trump endorses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp in Sunday visit to Macon

Trump endorses Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp in Sunday visit to Macon

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under City, News, Showcase

United States President Donald Trump arrived at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport Nov. 4 to pledge support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. The president said that Kemp’s opponent, Democratic Minority House Leader Stacey Abrams, would endanger the historically red state with s...

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Aliyah Dorsey

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

October is a time for spooky stories and fun, mischievous nights. During this month you may want to take part in every terrifying attraction you can. Macon has a lot to offer in the scariest month of the year to keep those Halloween spirits high. Here are five spooky things to do in Macon. 1.Riverside...

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Julia Partain

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As a freshman on Mercer University’s campus, you are brought into a mandatory meeting where various people of authority positions come to talk to you about a number of things. From club involvement to what times the caf is open, nothing is left out. Near the end of this discussion, freshmen are rem...

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Mandi DeLong and Emily Rose Thorne

October 18, 2018


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Some students have experienced long wait times and other challenges while trying to access services at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since one of the counselors left Mercer in August. Junior Bella Rama said she has been asked to wait weeks for an appointment. “As someone with ma...

A Need to Know Basis: What Kavanaugh means for the future of the Supreme Court

A Need to Know Basis: What Kavanaugh means for the future of the Supreme Court

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

October 18, 2018


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The Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 6 in a 50-48 vote. It was one of the lowest number of votes of any SCOTUS confirmation in American history, second only to Stanley Matthews in 1881, according to the Senate’s records. Sen. Lisa Murkowski would have been the only Republican vote against Kavanaugh’s co...

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Emily Rose Thorne and Katie Atkinson

September 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

An earlier version of this article mentioned an armed robbery.  This statement has since been corrected to reflect a robbery did not occur. This article has been updated to include information about the University’s policy on campus-wide alerts. A student reported being threatened with a gun n...

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

New certificate program on Applied Social Justice to be offered this spring

Mandi DeLong

September 11, 2018


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Mercer students major in changing the world. While it’s a popular catchphrase on many of the signs across campus, here’s the real question: how do you change the world? That answer can be found in one of Mercer’s new certificate programs: applied social justice. Proposed by Natalie Bourdon to the...

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