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Beloved Community Symposium reaches 12th year

Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, noted civil rights leader, will give the first Keynote Address entitled

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

February 10, 2016

“Shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.” These words may be unfamiliar to you. They're the words to a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a piece written in the early 20th century that the NAACP established as the Negro National A...

Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

The Student Government Organization hosts a Mac Party for Mercer students and others to come and experience what Macon has to offer.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Friday marked a momentous day for the city of Macon as hundreds of students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University flocked to the first ever Mac Party. Designed to introduce new students to the city of Macon, the Mac Party hosted an array of local businesses, ...

Mercer Students Bring Art to Residents of Local Housing Project

A girl who attends the afterschool arts program at Tindall Heights shows off one of her creations.

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015

A new student-run arts program launched on Aug. 31 seeking to bring the joy of creative expression to residents young and old of the Tindall Heights public housing project. One of the volunteers for the program is Gabrielle Carter, a sophomore nursing major at Mercer with a talent for art. She works w...

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

In the photo below, builders work 

on the fountain near the tennis courts in Tattnall Square Park. The fountain is planned to be completed by Sept. 10.

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015

Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain sat waterless in a garden, “unt...

Mercer partners with local neighborhood to help rebuild destroyed playground

The Village Green playground was burned by a gang two years ago, neighbors said.

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

Melted playgrounds belong in horror stories, crime scenes and war zones. So, when Frank Austin came across one last fall in the Macon subdivision of Village Green, he was shocked. “My first feeling was just a feeling of despair,” he said. Austin is the founder and executive direc...

Macon Octoberfest returns for second year

Macon Octoberfest returns for second year

Marin Guta

October 10, 2014

Beer enthusiasts and music-lovers flocked to Tattnall Square Park this weekend in celebration of the second annual Macon Octoberfest. The Bavarian-inspired festival, held on Oct. 24-25, featured live entertainment from bands in the southeastern region and served nearly 70 craft beers on tap. Lisa Harris...

Softball teams gives back to the community

Caroline Carlton

September 25, 2014

Mercer Softball has made a mission to be seen and involved in the Macon community. In aim to do so, team members have devoted themselves to helping youth in the Macon community engage in athletics, especially softball. This fall, they reached out to a local middle school to help students with the fundamentals...

LEAP tops 5,000 volunteer hours

LEAP tops 5,000 volunteer hours

Garret McDowell

December 7, 2011

On November 19, the student organization called Local Engagement Against Poverty, better known as LEAP, jumped past 5,000 hours of service by the student body since its inception. When asked why he attends LEAP service days, sophomore Peer Advisor Kevin Jiles said “[LEAP] has been a great tool for Mercer st...

Macon Mall renovations finishing, unveiling Nov. 19

Alicia Landrum

November 2, 2011

Anyone who has been to the Macon Mall (accessible from Mercer University Drive or Eisenhower Parkway) within the past few months has noticed the great number of changes that the venue is currently undergoing. The hallways and corridors are stuffed with construction equipment, and many of the once long-standing...

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