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What I learned during my first semester of college

What I learned during my first semester of college
February 25, 2020
While I had anticipated an influx of knowledge and ideas that I had never encountered before, the lessons I learned in five short months spanned far past my academics and instead impacted how I approached my life as a student, woman, young adult and member of society. 

5 Apps You Need in College

5 Apps You Need in College
March 27, 2019

College is a stressful and overwhelming time. It can be hard to keep up with your day to day activities and stay motivated to keep working throughout the semester. However, your phone is constantly by...

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Jordan Strawberry (right) made three 3-point shots over a three-minute stretch to help the Bears pull away.
January 28, 2017

It took more than 30 minutes for someone other than Ria’n Holland to make a 3-pointer, but when it did, it came like a flood. Mercer (10-12, 4-5) pulled past The Citadel (9-15, 2-8) 82-66 Saturday behind...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern
November 20, 2016

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to...

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Demetre Rivers squares up against his Western Carolina defender. He's one of eight returning players this season.
November 11, 2016

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season...

Women’s soccer overwhelms Chattanooga, moves on to semis of SoCon tournament

Sterre Harsveld Van Der Veen crosses the ball into the box. Photo by Ethan Thompson.
November 1, 2016

After a successful regular season and a third place berth in the Southern Conference women’s soccer tournament, the Lady Bears took to the pitch to face sixth-ranked Chattanooga on Sunday evening. The...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Quarterback John Russ was responsible for both of Mercer's touchdowns in the Bears' season-opening 24-23 loss to The Citadel. Photo by Jenna Eason.
September 1, 2016

  In three outings, Mercer football has lost to The Citadel three times by a combined total of five points. The Bears (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season opener Thursday to No. 15 The Citadel (1-0,...

Tips to stay sane this school year

School is back.
August 27, 2016

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition...

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Chandler Curtis. Photo credit goes to the timesfreepress.com.
Chandler Curtis will return to the field in Week 1 after playing only 42 snaps last season.
August 18, 2016

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years...

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Sophomore cornerback Stephen Houzah returns to the secondary after tearing his ACL last season. Photo by Jenna Eason.
Hayes Rule kicks off his weekly column, "The Ruling," by projecting Mercer football's season.
August 18, 2016

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over...

Snapchat in the picture for most popular app among millennials

According to the communication firm Martin-Wilbourn Partners, Snapchat is the third-most popular app among millennials.
June 11, 2016

Laughter can be heard from all around the table the Mercer University women’s lacrosse team occupies as it has its pregame meal. But freshman Kelly Hagerty could not help but wish she had her phone so...

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Inside the Den: Men's basketball's Jaylen Stowe
April 21, 2016

https://soundcloud.com/youngspeak-sports/inside-the-den-mens-basketballs-jaylen-stowe Men's basketball is in its offseason, but it's still making noise. The Bears have added five new players to the...

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