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Pre-Law Fraternity coming to Mercer’s campus

Pre-Law Fraternity coming to Mercer’s campus

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

“Mercer Law School has a chapter, so establishing a pre-law chapter here on the main campus will allow us to work together with the law school to share ideas and values,” said sophomore Bella Rama. “A pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta will also allow students who share the same interests to come together and get excited about our futures in the field of law.”

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Mercer Artist

Mercer Artist

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Melanie Lariscey comes from a long line of musicians, but she’s taking a different approach to the family tradition.

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What’s new in Macon this fall

What’s new in Macon this fall

Kat Heesh, Copy Editor
August 19, 2017
Filed under City, News, Showcase

Macon has changed since students left campus in May. A few local restaurants have closed their doors while others have now made Macon their home.

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Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Former Academic All-American running back Tee Mitchell returns to team after suspension

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer
August 18, 2017
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Proving himself and regaining the coaches’ trust was something Mitchell said he had to do after his suspension. After questioning his future for several months, Mitchell declined a transfer offer from Iowa State and decided to re-devote himself to playing football as a Mercer Bear. “Around November, I got my head back on straight, and I was like, ‘Hey, I have a football season coming up. I can either fall off by the wayside and not do anything, or I can try to make the most of this time while I’m away,’” Mitchell said.

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Four years was not enough for this Mercer soccer player

Four years was not enough for this Mercer soccer player

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief
August 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After playing on the Mercer University men’s soccer team for four years, Ian Antley returns after graduating to be the new volunteer assistant coach. “I think it’s a good thing that I know a lot of guys on the team. I know that they respect me. I respect them,” Antley said. “It’s good to have previous relationships, so I’m not coming into a brand new team where I don’t know anybody.”

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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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