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OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer July 31, 2020
As Mercer students, we are united by a similar experience. After spending our junior and senior years of high school combing through college websites and going on campus tours, we all committed to Mercer University. Our decisions to matriculate here primarily represent a transaction: 120 hours of classes in exchange for a degree. However, we are not solely bound together by the pursuit of a degree. We chose Mercer because we believed in the experience it provides. 
The Republican elephant represents conservative ideology.

Princeton Review ranks Mercer as one of America’s most conservative schools

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor February 11, 2019

A 2019 report from the Princeton Review named Mercer the 11th-most politically conservative college in the United States. The data was based on students’ responses when asked to rate themselves “far-left,...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor April 14, 2016

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside...

Construction continues across Mercer University Dr. getting ready for the upcoming school year.

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief April 14, 2016

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything...

The campus-carry bill has made it through the House of Representatives and Senate of Georgia's General Assembly and waits on Governor Nathan Deal's decision.

Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer March 17, 2016

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 22 to legalize the carry of concealed weapons on public college campuses. Bill 859, otherwise known as “Campus Carry,” allows any student...

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.

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Marin Guta, Digital Editor 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 Four Days of Fit t-shirt design. Join Quadwords in this event aimed at getting fit for Spring Break.

Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

Emma Peel, Staff Writer February 21, 2016

As Spring Break approaches, Mercer students are looking to lose the extra pounds inevitably gained over the holidays. But finding the motivation and time to work out can be a real challenge. In response...

Check out the upcoming events for the “Women in Medicine” Celebration.

Women in Medicine Celebration to host events throughout February

Slayten Carter, Contributing Writer February 10, 2016

This year, Mercer University’s School of Medicine (MUSM) is celebrating their tenth annual “Women in Medicine” Celebration. Despite the exclusive name, the Women in Medicine Celebration is open...

The Lofts Phase V, also known as the Lofts at Mercer Landing, are scheduled to be complete summer 2016.

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor January 28, 2016
Lofts Phase V faces nearly $14,000 in damages after a string of crime-related incidents on construction site.

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor December 3, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct....

A Mercer police officer places a parking ticket on the windshield of a car parked next to a yellow curb near the apartments.

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor November 11, 2015

“It’s like a wrestling match,” said Ashton Cubbedge, a Mercer junior who transferred from Armstrong State University this fall. In this wrestling match, it’s thousands of pounds of steel instead...

Lofts on College Hill offering new experiences for residents

Lofts on College Hill offering new experiences for residents

Marin Guta, Digital Editor September 9, 2015

Now that the construction is cleared away and the structures are complete, the Lofts at College Hill on Hardeman Avenue are focusing on building community through events to get residents more acquainted...

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