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Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer

Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer

Zoe Beasley, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
So why am I here? What is it like being that far from home? Or, as many like to ask: of all places, why are you in Macon?
Hiba Yacout, President of the Muslim Student Association, assisted custodian Ms. Lisa put on a Hijab.

Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer February 10, 2016

The Muslim Student Association of Mercer University (MSA) hosted a “World Hijab Day” event Feb. 1 where all women — Muslim and non-Muslim — could participate in the wearing of a religious headscarf....

Jazmine Buckley, organizer of the Flag Day Parade wants to bring an awareness to different cultures on campus with the event.

Flag Day parade to spread awareness of diversity

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer November 12, 2015

One Mercer University student has introduced a new event to campus — one that she said she hopes will spread awareness of the diverse cultural background of students. Sophomore Jazmine Buckley organized...

Young girl from India plays with Mary Lathem’s hair during her Mercer on a Mission trip to India

What America can learn from India

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor August 14, 2015

There are two things America can learn from India. Just over two weeks ago, I returned from a trip that truly changed my perception of the world around me. My fellow Service Scholars and I spent three...

Downtown Macon restaurant offers outdoor hookah section, belly dancers

Downtown Macon restaurant offers outdoor hookah section, belly dancers

Kaitlin Marrin November 2, 2011

Macon’s newest downtown eatery, Roasted Café & Lounge, is sure to be the next local hangout for Mercer students. The owner, Nick Rizkalla, who is originally from Los Angeles and a recent alumnus...

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Popham Culture: Macon must become more bike-friendly

Jonathan Popham November 2, 2011

Anything worthwhile deserves protecting. I think most rational people could agree with that. Quality of life is inarguably worthwhile.  The cities that are usually rated with the highest quality of...

Disney princess culture harmful to young girls

Disney princess culture harmful to young girls

Olivia Brayan November 2, 2011

Disney, one word that has everyone thinking of the magical land that just so happens to be “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Yet let’s be real folks, it’s just another amusement park and business...

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