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Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction

Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction
September 28, 2020
When the onset of a pandemic brought the world to a halt, photographers around Mercer’s campus had to reimagine their work. While moving home and adapting to online classes, they changed their subjects and methods to still produce content.

Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on

Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on
September 27, 2019
I have concluded that the administration of Mercer University must take steps to reduce the price of textbooks that students are required to purchase for their classes. In particular, the University must institute a price limit on the books and materials that professors make mandatory. 

Review: “The Dark Beneath the Ice” is a terrifying and impressive debut

The Dark Beneath the Ice, written by Amelinda Berube. Photo courtesy by GoodReads.
September 6, 2018

Canadian author Amelinda Bérubé’s debut novel “The Dark Beneath the Ice” released on Aug. 7 from Sourcebooks Fire. This story falls under the young adult genre, geared towards a teenage audience...

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Tonia Wilkes, who works dispatcher for Mercer Police, answers the phone to handle a student complaint. She said she tries to maintain a calm and soft tone whenever she answers the phone.
March 17, 2016

Tonia Wilkes faces high-stress situations working as a Mercer Police dispatcher, but her own life experiences have taught her how to cope with crisis. Wilkes opened up about the most difficult thing...

“The Girl on the Train” satisfies despite controversy

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January 27, 2016

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins made it on my list for Santa this year, but not for reasons a sane person might suspect. Yes, the book will be made into a movie coming out in October, starring...

Magic and suspense make “The Name of the Wind” an unforgettable fantasy

Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind defies fantasy tropes with an intense plot that will leave readers begging for more. 
October 14, 2015

“The Name of the Wind,” an epic dark fantasy novel by author Patrick Rothfuss, is one of the greatest fantasy novels I have read to date. As the first of the trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle,”...

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