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Do not Cross: Update on Crime and Safety at Mercer

The discrepancy used in creating the FBI table were from all university/college law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of complete offense data for 2014. Data Division on Mercer report explained by Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 15, 2015

On Oct. 1 — the last day allowed by federal law — Mercer University Police posted their annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security report to their website in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The document includes information f...

A look into the Peace Corps: Christie Hutchinson’s tale

A gathering in the village that Christie Hutchinson,
a member of the Peace Corps works with.

October 15, 2015

Christie Hutchison’s response to a request to be interviewed embodied the limited access to resources she experiences every day.

Bridges & Williams Enter the International Spotlight

Mercer Women's basketball set to take on Coastal Georgia in their first game of the season

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

Former Mercer women’s basketball players Precious Bridges and Briana Williams are finally living out their childhood dreams. The two graduates recently signed to play professional basketball internationally — Bridges with C.B. Arxil Pontevedra in Spain, and Williams with the Pepi Sport Agency, whi...

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

Call (478-301-2862) to schedule an appointment with CAPS. Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

October 14, 2015

A.W.A.R.E. is a student group of peer educators under the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) umbrella. CAPS is located behind MEP and provides free, confidential counseling to Mercer students. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. Feel free to call (478-301-2862) and schedule an appointment at ...

Mercer to host chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society

Mercer to host chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

October 9, 2015

One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor societies will make its home at Mercer, according to a letter from President Underwood. This afternoon, during Phi Beta Kappa's 44th Triennial Council, delegates found that Mercer qualified to host the honor society on its campus. This means...

International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

International Buzz: Catastrophic landslide in Guatemala raises death toll over weekend

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

What’s the skinny? Last Thursday, hundreds were buried in a disastrous landslide in the village of El Cambray Dos, near Guatemala’s capitol city. Around midnight, Thursday night, a hillside gave out following days of rainfall in the area. It is estimated that somewhere around 100 homes had be...

Hundreds Dead in Hajj Pilgrimage

Stampede kills hundreds at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015

What’s The Skinny? On Thursday, Sept. 24, during the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, hundreds were trampled during an enormous stampede. The event took place on the Jamarat bridge in Mina when two large groups of people merged together. They were on their way to the Jamarat pillars ...

Mercer’s Southern Conference Journey begins

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 28, 2015

Following a 29-22 loss to Tennessee Tech, the Mercer Bears have a bye week before entering Southern Conference play against Wofford.  The extra week gives the Bears a chance to correct the mistakes from the first few games and catcher a breather after playing two or three games on the road. The seven...

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, one of the recent releases in mobile wearables.

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2015

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today, we have smartwatches, which are being considered the most personable device. Yet, after testing va...

Amanda Barrentine, layout editor

Amanda Barrentine, layout editor

September 22, 2015

Amanda Barrentine is a Creative Writing major with dreams of working in publishing some day. She also enjoys a good book when she can manage, and dabbles in graphic design.

Spoken-word event to showcase local talent

Devyn Mode, Staff Writer

September 22, 2015

Groove Speak, a showcase of spoken word, dramatic dialogue, and hip-hop, is scheduled for September 24 at 7:00 pm and will showcase the talents of Mercer students and Macon residents. The event will take place at the 567 Center for Renewal and it will feature songwriter Royce Lovett. Courtes...

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2015

Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) and Robotics Club are teaming up to host a speaking event this Friday, Sept. 4 in order to raise awareness for Real I.M.P.A.C.T.  This local, non-profit organization seeks to inspire and ready young women for STEM (science, technology, engi...

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