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Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With about 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduate students at Mercer University, on-campus housing is nearing a full capacity between the different residence halls and lofts. “We are full. We’re real full,” said Jeff Takac, the Director of Housing at Mercer University. “We’re probably 97 p...

Refuge in Music

Refuge in Music

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior music major Sophie Leveille plans to implement an after-school music education program for refugee children who have been relocated to a community in rural northeast Georgia. Over the last year, Leveille became very interested in refugees’ rights following her International Affairs courses with...

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer University senior Catherine Crowe has a clear passion for activism. Last year, she held a strategic training session open to students entitled ‘Activism 101’. Crowe said she wanted to start a culture of activism on Mercer’s campus, and while a lot of students had passionate opinions...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears clampdown defense leads to four straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears clampdown defense leads to four straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Bears have proven that the tough non-conference schedule is not slowing them down. Out of the gate, the ladies are 7-2 and riding a four-game win streak highlighted by a fourth quarter comeback victory against Campbell and a 61-44 beatdown of A-10 opponent George Washington. Normally a prolific offensi...

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

The Student Government Association’s Heritage Life Committee is bringing in the holidays with Mercer’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Heritage Life Committee is a separate committee on SGA that is devoted to planning all traditional Mercer events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting and ...

Bears fall short to Memphis in heated double-overtime game

Bears fall short to Memphis in heated double-overtime game

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears(5-4) concluded their Tennessee road trip Saturday afternoon in a tilt against the Memphis Tigers(4-2). The Bears fought hard from start to finish, but came up just short in double-overtime, losing 83 to 81 after two late Tigers’ free throws sealed the deal. The game could not hav...

Tennessee Vols too much for Bears in 84 to 60 loss

Tennessee Vols too much for Bears in 84 to 60 loss

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (5-2) hit the road on Wednesday to face their toughest opponent of the 2017 season to date, the Tennessee Volunteers(4-1). The Bears went into this game as big time underdogs and being without leading scorer Ria’n Holland surely did not help things. When all was said and done, the...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears split two in Atlanta

Shoot Your Shot: Bears split two in Atlanta

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Bears (3-2) can be thankful for at least one win on Georgia State’s campus after dropping one contest against Western Kentucky and then battering the Rams of VCU in the Georgia State University Thanksgiving Classic. Friday’s contest saw the Bears possibly affected by that notorious post-Thanksg...

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Junior James Stair, chemistry and women and gender studies major, is the president of Mercer’s LGBTQ group, Common Ground. Stair is currently conducting research for his senior project. His research focuses on gender-neutral housing, the interest in this type of housing at Mercer and the effect...

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer football has been the team receiving recognition for playing high-level opponents recently, but now it’s men’s basketball’s turn to jump into the action. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will continue non-conference play this week as they swing into Tennessee to face the Tennessee Volunteers and...

Pitching leads the way in softball’s undefeated fall season

Pitching leads the way in softball’s undefeated fall season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

During its seven-game undefeated fall season, Mercer softball allowed only two runs per game. The success on the mound is simply a continuation of the strength the pitching staff displayed last season. The Bears played over the span of three weeks, beating Georgia Highlands 9-0, Wallace 12-4, East...

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer Women’s Basketball (3-1) wrapped up its second week of action and the Bears found out a few things about themselves on their chase for a third conference championship. After toughing out two wins on the road to begin the season at UCF and Florida Atlantic, the Bears came back to Macon l...

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