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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


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

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...

Business Spotlight: Z Beans Coffee shop opens in Mercer Village

Business Spotlight: Z Beans Coffee shop opens in Mercer Village

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018


Filed under Business, Showcase

Z Beans, a social entrepreneurship company founded by recent Mercer graduate Shane Buerster, now has a physical store in Mercer Village. The coffee shop replaced Jittery Joe’s and opened on Aug. 27. The line to enter the store spilled onto the sidewalk on opening day. “Our biggest reasoning ...

Mercer Medicine launches student-staffed clinic in Jimmy Carter’s hometown

Mercer Medicine launches student-staffed clinic in Jimmy Carter’s hometown

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Mercer School of Medicine (MSUM) opened a primary care center in Plains, Georgia, this summer to address the lack of health care services after the closure of the Plains Medical Center in March. The center also provides specialty care, mental health services, gynecological services, x-rays and more. S...

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Coaching Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Fans of college basketball know the heartbreak of watching young talent come through, join their favorite team and then depart after four years. However, there is a noticeable pattern of Mercer alumni coming back to fill coaching positions for their former teams. For former Mercer Women’s Basketball point...

Where in the world did bears go this summer?

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinions Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Over the summer, some Mercer students participated in many different internships, study abroad programs and research fellowships. Here are a few who represented the Mercer family by working all over the world. Joshua Dupaty - Research at Eastern Carolina University Joshua Dupaty participa...

Obituary: Mercer professor, poet Anya Silver

Obituary: Mercer professor, poet Anya Silver

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University Professor of English, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and Macon-based poet Anya Silver passed away this month from inflammatory breast cancer, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting. Silver’s academia included topics related to Victorian British literature, women’s literature, poetry a...

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase, State

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They de...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Food, at the end of the day, does not depend on ornaments and circumstance to make it great. Sometimes, the best food is that which is unpretentious, tasty and affordable. Ricky’s Tacos is a reminder of that. Ricky’s Tacos,which consists of a couple of small buildings and two picnic tables located on 3717 M...

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

Addison Robinson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s that time of the year when us students are profusely searching for internships and summer jobs. Once the position is secured, what comes next? Much emphasis is placed on finding an internship or summer job, interviewing for it and being selected to participate. Most internships provide tra...

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