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Macon Rocks

Macon Rocks

Noemi Griffin, Contributing Writer
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

It’s a hot and muggy summer day and the sky is about to open up for a downpour, but that isn’t stopping Amanda Williams and her children from sitting outside and painting rocks. Williams is participating in a game that’s taking over Middle Georgia; the rock game. Williams said she’s hooked.

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Mercer’s Summer in Review

Mercer’s Summer in Review

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer
August 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Most of Mercer’s students left campus for the summer, so here’s all you need to know about what went down before the fall semester.

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Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Mercer community mourns passing of former head baseball coach of 26 years

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
August 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“He put our program in position to have the success we have today. He’s a mentor and a friend, as well as a role model for young people. You can’t say enough about Barry,” head coach Craig Gibson said.

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Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor
August 14, 2017
Filed under City, News, Showcase

Bicycles hang from the walls of a tiny room at Strong Tower Church and a group of young boys moves to their work stations. They pick up wrenches and wait for instruction. These kids are part of Macon’s Learn and Earn bike program, where students are given a used bike and taught how to fix it up. After ten hours of repair work, they get to take their bike home. “I call it a free bike but, they've earned a bike. They are not just given a bike that they’ll go lose tomorrow,” Nathan Watson said. “They’ve got some sweat equity in it.  They really are earning the bikes and they know how to fix them after that too.”

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Middle Georgia welcomes first Freedom School

Middle Georgia welcomes first Freedom School

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor
August 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

For students facing poverty today, summer break can be one devastating vacation. With no access to educational resources at home, these students risk losing valuable reading skills they’ve gained during the school year. Freedom Schools across the nation are trying to change that by making sure kids gain skills, not lose them.

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DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

After listening to this album, I haven’t been able to take my headphones off. I go to sleep listening to Lamar. My alarm is Lamar. I work out to Lamar. This just goes to show the versatility of this album.

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“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

“I know there’s been a lot of arguing over Twitter and social media about whether or not what Hannah did was right,” Kiana Spinola said. “But honestly I think that it’s just good that people are talking about it at all, because it’s really something . . . that shouldn’t be kept hush-hush when it’s so common with teens nowadays.”

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The Importance of a Support System

The Importance of a Support System

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Sometimes, it’s hard to determine who exactly embodies what it means to be a supportive friend or family member. Here are some ways you can point them out, and from this, you can make sure that you’re playing the supportive role someone else needs in their life.

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A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

Miranda Stephen, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

We can no longer sit back and simply discuss cultural sensitivity, write research papers, partake in protests and marches, or show solidarity on social media for such topics. We need to actually demonstrate, apply and adopt the values of Mercer’s mission and standards.

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Kappa Sigma resumes limited operations after suspension

Kappa Sigma resumes limited operations after suspension

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“The Alpha-Beta Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity is putting some finishing touches on a most successful Spring semester, [and] are on schedule to complete all remaining requirements to complete the Chapter’s sanctions,” said Mitchell Wilson, the Executive Director of Kappa Sigma. “We are proud of them.”

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Second vote for city’s anti-sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination measure to come after first approval

Second vote for city’s anti-sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination measure to come after first approval

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“We need to set a tone in this county, [and] we need to lead when it comes to these things. We need to set an example for others to follow,” 2nd District Commissioner Larry Schlesinger said during the meeting. “Inclusion is one of the most important examples that we can set, and it needs to be put in writing for everyone to see.”

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Possible LGBTQ housing coming to Mercer

Possible LGBTQ housing coming to Mercer

Kat Heesh, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“It’s more just to serve as a safer form of housing for people who might not feel as safe if they were to have a random room assignment,” James Stair said.

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