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The best couples to grace your T.V. screen

Braeden Orr

February 9, 2014

Valentine’s Day is either a day of whirlwind romance with your significant other or a day to binge on Netflix and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. For those lonely souls who will be finding solace in entertainment, there are some great character couples to be found in movies, books, television and video...

Facebook Etiquette

Caitlin Glasscock

February 6, 2014

We have all been told by our parents how we should act. “Do not put your elbows on the table.” “Say please and thank you.” “You cannot wear that skirt - it is too short.” “No drugs or alcohol.” “Put the toilet seat down.” “Will his parents be home?” When we discovered the new...

Recognizing domestic abuse

Caitlin Glasscock

February 6, 2014

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, which is a time for celebrating love and relationships. However, every relationship is not the perfect balance of trust, love, understanding and respect. In fact, domestic violence unfortunately has been prominent in Americans’ lives for as long as Valentine’s...

Bear Essentials: Make a Valentine

Parker Van Riper

February 6, 2014

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for all the happy couples around campus that means date nights, romance and, of course, gifts.  We all know the staples of Valentine’s Day gift giving - chocolate and flowers. But maybe you’re looking to put a little bit more into your gift than...

College-Priced dates

Allis Yang

February 6, 2014

Since most students find college to be a time of newfound freedom and exposure to new people, the university experience is also typically a time peppered with dates. However, in the flurry of finding a sweetheart, one runs the risk of spending a good bit of money. On top of school, work or extracurricular...

The 567 showcases artists, musicians, helps small businesses

Caitlin Glasscock

February 6, 2014

Downtown Macon has a continuing history of artists ranging from music to visual arts. The 567 Center for Renewal fosters the creative aspects in downtown Macon by encouraging and helping artists and businesses. The 567 is a non-profit art center, music venue and business incubator whose goal is to help...

Macon selected for Strong Cities, Strong Communities

Amanda Barrentine

February 6, 2014

Macon is thriving, and people are noticing. In addition to being selected for the C-SPAN Cities Tour, Macon was recently one of seven cities selected to be a part of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. This initiative is a pilot program launched by the White House that, according to the...

Mercer needs more Bear Bucks machines

Taylor Smith

February 6, 2014

This weekend I, like many students, had laundry to do. And once again, I was faced with the issue of not having enough money on my Bear Card. As most on-campus students will know, the laundry machines take either quarters or Bear Bucks, but nothing else. But I am not writing this opinions article to...

Boots and Kats at The Bird

Boots and Kats at The Bird

Patrick Hobbs

January 22, 2014

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International Student Profile – Shirlie Yiu

International Student Profile – Shirlie Yiu

Allis Yang

January 22, 2014

Sze Man Yiu, also known by her English name Shirlie, is a foreign exchange student at Mercer University, who is originally from Hong Kong. A junior environmental science major within the larger field of applied biology, Yiu is currently at Mercer as part of her her second study abroad experienc...

Cuisine Critiques With Molly: Jonah’s

Cuisine Critiques With Molly: Jonah’s

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

January 22, 2014

I have to admit it—I put this article off. My schedule always seems to catch up with me at the last minute and I’m rushing to put out an article in the only five minutes I have to spare. Between being a mom to two very en- ergetic kids, starting a business and hiring interns, maintaini...

Cox Capitol brings national acts

Cox Capitol brings national acts

Laura Corley

January 22, 2014

A crowd of about 350 gathered around the stage at Cox Capitol Theater Friday night for Of Montreal’s first ever performance in Macon. The Athens-born indie funk-pop band released their 12th album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, three months ago. Macon was their last show on the east coast bef...

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