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Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2020

After having worked as a student operations intern for Mercer Football since 2017, senior sports marketing and analytics major John-Allen Stone developed expectations for what his senior season would look like. “I was really disappointed that we were not able to play our full, regular season. It...

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2020

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 across its campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

OPINION: Homecoming during a pandemic isn’t worth it 

OPINION: Homecoming during a pandemic isn’t worth it 

Sydney Roe, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2020

I am getting tired of “making the best of things” this year. Everything that happens this year is shrouded with the disappointment of what could’ve been, and Homecoming is no exception. 

Waltzing around the pandemic: Mercer Ballroom Dance Club introduces COVID-19 safety protocols

Members of the Mercer Ballroom Dance Club practice a new dance with ample space between them and their partners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting occurred Monday, Sept. 28 and was the club's first in-person meeting since Mercer went online in the spring.

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

October 10, 2020

After a few weeks of meetings, the club cautiously redirected to an in-person format in late September. The shift followed discussions concerning safety protocols between club leadership and multiple university officials. 

BREAKING: Eleven Mercer students, one faculty member test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Eleven Mercer students, one faculty member test positive for COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2020

Mercer University announced 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus between its Macon and Atlanta campuses.

Capturing moments amidst COVID-19: How photographers are working during a pandemic

Photo provided by Ashley Conlon

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2020

Like countless other things, photography has had to adapt to a COVID-19 world. In adapting their craft, photographers around Mercer demonstrated creativity and growth.

Mercer enrolls 951 new undergrad students amid pandemic

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2020

Mercer University enrolled 951 new residential undergraduate students this year, even amid a pandemic that threatened college admissions nationwide.

Pandemic Diaries: Why I started doing crosswords in quarantine

Serena Golden poses for a portrait. Photo by Suzanna Arul

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

October 7, 2020

The Washington Post crosswords are available online for free, and their website allows two people to work on the same puzzle from separate computers. Suddenly, crosswords were the most romantic date I’d ever been on. 

As theaters open their doors again, “Tenet” plays the role of cinema savior

Photo by Myke Simon on Unsplash

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

COVID-19 has meant a lot of industries suffering, but movie theaters are among the often forgotten ways of leisure in the new hyper-serious and uneasy wake left by the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theaters across the country have had to close as a result safety problems due to COVID-19, and the sole movie theater here in Macon was no exception. But as communities everywhere begin to try and establish a new normal, what does a trip to the movies look like as 2020’s chaotic course comes to a close?

Mercer to administer free flu shots to prevent ‘twindemic’

Mercer to administer free flu shots to prevent ‘twindemic’

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2020

The vaccine will be available Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 in the Connell Student Center Lobby from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shots will also be administered Oct. 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Heritage Hall of the University Center from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

BREAKING: Mercer announces 10 new cases of COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2020

Mercer University announced 10 new cases of the novel coronavirus between its Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary published Friday. That’s the lowest number of positive cases reported in a weekly update this fall.

Macon Artist: The Blane Dunnam Band adapts to performing during a pandemic

The Blane Dunnam Band sets up before their concert Sept. 11.

Keith Holmes Jr., Contributing Writer

October 1, 2020

Blane Dunnam is a solo artist and fronts the Blane Dunnam Band, During the COVID-19, Dunnam and the band had to adjust to performing during a pandemic.

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