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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


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


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...

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