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ESPN3 expands to include new studio and program for fall

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s broadcasting program is turning a new leaf with a television studio and the Mercer Video Productions program (MVP) developing this semester. “I’m super excited. It’s going to be challenging, but I think I’m ready for the challenge,” said Avery Braxton, a member of the ...

Bike Macon hopes to unite cyclists

Bike Macon hopes to unite cyclists

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Jeff Hugdahl has been teaching chemistry at Mercer University for 18 years. And for at least 10 of them, he’s been riding his bike to work. The trip takes him anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and is made up of roads that weren’t designed for cycling. But Hugdahl said that isn’t an issue for him. ...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Campus, Football, Showcase, Sports

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear’s Den, The Back Burner and more

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear’s Den, The Back Burner and more

August 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Showcase

It may be known as the ‘Heart of Georgia’, but Macon’s culinary talents suggest it should be called “Georgia’s Kitchen.” From soul food and fusions to Caribbean delight, everyone's palate receives some attention in “The Central City.”

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Majors Spotlight: Mercer’s three arts departments

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor
August 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Welcome to Mercer! If you are consider- ing an arts major, you’re in luck – Mercer University values excellence in the arts in a way that only a small, tight-knit univer- sity can. Of course, arts majors aren’t for everyone; choosing this path guarantees a college experience full of unique chal- lenges. That said, arts majors at Mercer can expect car...

New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
August 13, 2015
Filed under Campus, Football, News, Showcase

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is...

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
August 13, 2015
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

One day on campus and it’s already begun: the scramble for an empty spot. You may have noticed all of the construction with dread — that can’t be good for parking, right? Perhaps. But knowing where you’re supposed to park is half the battle. In the race for a space, wh...

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

March 23, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Bagels, Bagels, Bagels The stomachs of hungry Bears rejoice. Einstein Brothers Bagels is coming to the bottom floor of Tarver Library. Einstein Bros. is the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries in a quick, yet casual environment. Construction on the restaurant will begin in May following gra...

Fire destroys inside of Nu-Way Wieners, plans for repair in works

Fire destroys inside of Nu-Way Wieners, plans for repair in works

March 14, 2015
Filed under City, News, Showcase

Jim Cavacias and Spyros Dermatas stood watching 99 years burn. Aside from shedding tears, it was all the owners could do as Macon-Bibb firefighters worked to extinguish the flames engulfing Nu-Way Wieners early Friday morning. The broken storefront windows deceive those who pass by 430 Cotton Avenue,...

Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

Indie film ‘Not My Life’ documents reality of modern slavery

January 30, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Reviews, Showcase

“Not My Life” is a wake-up call. There exists a reality about human trafficking that is largely unidentified by the majority of the population. It is ultimately a crime that stems from archaic social structures. Yet, the practice has survived and is substantially present every day, all around us. It...

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