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Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, News

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 of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 aroun...

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

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 but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior ...

Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 21 or over with a concealed weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or univers...

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 she faced in her book called “Renewing Your Hope Ministry.” Although she said that she love...

Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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 to these obstacles, Quadworks is hosting Four Days of Fit the week before Spring break. Four D...

Women in Medicine Celebration to host events throughout February

Women in Medicine Celebration to host events throughout February

Slayten Carter, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 to all Mercer faculty, staff, and students. MUSM encourages the Macon community to participate in th...

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Campus Crime Report: Mercer Construction continually targeted

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Business, Campus, Crime

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

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

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. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase V...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

“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 of flesh and bones. And the winner’s prize is a parking space instead of a gold belt. But...

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


Filed under Campus, News

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 with downtown, the new living space, and each other. For example, on Aug. 25 the Lofts at College...

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity suspended

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity suspended

Emily Farlow

October 24, 2012


Filed under Campus, News

After Mercer University housing staff found alcohol on the front porch of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on Friday, Aug. 16, a judicial hearing ruled to suspend the fraternity from campus for the remainder of the semester. The fraternity house is currently closed and locked, and the organization ca...

Campus smoking rules must be respected for the sake of nonsmoking students’ health

Campus smoking rules must be respected for the sake of nonsmoking students’ health

Rebecca Strally

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Every person reading this editorial has probably seen me around campus. I have short dark hair, am usually sitting outside on the Quad (rain or shine) with a book, and almost always have a cigarette in my hand. If I am not in class or the cafeteria, I am somewhere on the Quad smoking. Over my four years...

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