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Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Previews, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 is going to look radically different from any Bearstock that’s been before. With headliners like DJ Mustard and Waka Flocka Flame, the Quadworks sponsored event will have a new sound in addition to its new performance structure. BEARSTOCK: AFTER DARK Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard Waka Fl...

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s late afternoon and students are huddled at tables discussing how to market their business ideas. These aren’t college students or professionals, but middle and high school students intent on becoming entrepreneurs. They eventually break into smaller groups and update one another on the cur...

Affordable spring break trips NOT on the beach

Affordable spring break trips NOT on the beach

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Halfway through the semester, spring break is much needed. The air is getting warmer, summer is getting closer and studying becomes nearly impossible. While many college students want to go to the beach during the break, there are plenty of other fun adventures to go on. If you’re on a budget and not...

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After Nancy Grace’s Founder’s Day speech on Feb. 8, Student Government Association President Elizabeth McKay announced a new Mercer tradition: a student speaker at graduation. ”No one can better relate to the class than someone that is graduating with them,” said McKay. The idea was brought f...

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 will be a two-part event featuring both daytime and night-time concerts in different locations. Quadworks released a video and letter addressed to the Mercer community on Feb. 20 with the announcement that Bearstock 2017 will give students a different experience than the Bearstock even...

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Self-proclaimed as “the next best trend to hit downtown Macon,” LaDDa Bistro on Cherry Street breaks outside the normal barriers of Asian food, offering a huge menu full of both Thai dishes and Southern specialties.

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5 Ways to Cope with Stress

5 Ways to Cope with Stress

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Stress is great. It’s a hormone that reminds that you’re alive and kicking, but too much of everything is a bad thing. So, what’s a college student to do to manage their stress levels in college?

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How should people protest?

How should people protest?

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

“Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right [to protest] through means intended to thwart free public expression,” said the ACLU website.

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Go Baby Go: Mercer Engineering Scholars build power cars for disabled children

Go Baby Go: Mercer Engineering Scholars build power cars for disabled children

Kyle Ulversoy, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In December of 2016, some of the Mercer Engineering Scholars customized power wheel racing cars for pediatric patients that struggle to socialize because of physical disabilities. These cars would allow the students to ride around with other children their age. We hosted an event, Go Baby Go, for about...

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

“When you walk in and you step into that batter’s box, you have to come in with an approach that ‘I’m better than you,’” Truitt said. “‘You’re not going to beat me.’”

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Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

“We are very excited that our students are going to have the opportunity to perform in one of the greatest concert venues in the world,” said David Keith, Dean of the Townsend School of Music.

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