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SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“This has been a conversation SGA has had a lot this year. Senators have been discussing how we can get better representation in SGA among our senators and student correspondents and how we can better represent our student body by reaching other groups we may not necessarily have on our senate body,” Catie Byrd said.

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2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

There were a record breaking 1248 votes in this election, which is the highest turnout in the past 6 years, according to SGA Election Marshall Jordan Price.

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Bear Bites: Sang’s Thai Isaan Restaurant

Bear Bites: Sang’s Thai Isaan Restaurant

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

"Probably tied with the chicken for the best part of the night, we tried both the Thai tea and Thai coffee at the end of our meal. They were sweet and refreshing ways to finish the meal."

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Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

“[The Donor Drive] has not only funded our resources to teach high schoolers and market the organization, but it has given us the opportunity to raise money for the incoming Traffick Jam team to continue the legacy that we hope to leave in the community,” Lindsey Sherrod said

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The Cherry Blossom Festival on a college budget

The Cherry Blossom Festival on a college budget

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Macon is home to the International Cherry Blossom Festival that takes place every spring. This year the festival runs from Mar. 24 to Apr. 2 and includes many different events that are happening all over Macon. Even if you’re on a tight college budget you can still join in on the festivities. These ar...

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

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Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

“It’s pretty amazing, actually,” said Sam Philp, a junior on the team. “We’ve never been on anything like this. I’ve never personally been on a roll like this . . . so it’s definitely something different. You can feel it within the team. Everybody’s got a lot of confidence. We’re all clicking together.”

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What you need to know about House Bill 51

What you need to know about House Bill 51

Emily Thompson, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"House Bill 51 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. It may have been created with good intentions. However, it has devolved into a bill that protects dangerous people and abuses, or at the least, doesn’t protect our most vulnerable."

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City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

City and Colour rounded out the night with a setlist from the band’s most recent album, “If I Should Go Before You,” which got frontman Dallas Green an Artist of the Year nomination.

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Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“It was such an honor to record where the Allman Brothers and so many others have recorded their music.” Cantrell said.

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Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under Business, News, Showcase

The new bar — which opened Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day — will remain under the same ownership, but it will be branded as an all-inclusive venue.

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Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout Mercer’s campus more and more students appear to be sick this flu season compared to previous years. This flu season has seen an increased number of cases because of the H3N2 strain, which is the most severe strain in the Influenza A category, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

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