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First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2020

Nearly a third of Georgia voters who will vote in the 2020 general election are under 35 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That’s a growth rate of 68% for the age group since 2016. College student voter registration in particular surged from 19% in 2014 to 40% in 2018, the AJC reported. And Mercer University students vote at a much higher rate than regional undergraduate popula...

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2020

Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 

The season ahead for Mercer football

The season ahead for Mercer football

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will be playing against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 10 and will face West Point on Oct. 24. Both games will be played on the road.

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

January 29, 2020

Making more of these fond memories at Mercer and having students change the world is Underwood’s main goal looking into the new decade. “I want Mercer to keep doing more of what it is doing,” he said. “I want us to continue to do what we’re doing but even better. We have come so far in the level of student achievement that I hope to continue that. Mercer is Mercer because of its students. I can’t wait to see what all they accomplish.”

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

With the new year in full swing, there is so much curiosity surrounding which artists will be releasing new music in 2020. Only time will tell, but until then, here’s a list of musicians who are expected to release new music this year.

Get to know new Bears

Lala Cumberbatch sitting outside of Legacy Hall.

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016

Every year, a new class makes their mark on Mercer's campus. Here are some of the fresh faces you'll be seeing this fall!

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