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First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

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

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2020

Nearly a third of Georgia voters who will vote in the 2020 general election are under 35 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That’s a growth rate of 68% for the age group since 2016. College student voter registration in particular surged from 19% in 2014 to 40% in 2018, the AJC reported. And Mercer University students vote at a much higher rate than regional undergraduate popula...

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2020

Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Savannah Lackey, rising junior, won Mercer’s Student Government Association’s presidential election by 16 votes on Friday, narrowly defeating challenger Genesis Cooper and clinching victory in the second round of the SGA presidential elections.

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Michaela Jones (left) and Adam Penland (right) ran on the same ticket for SGA president and vice president unopposed.

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) announced March 27 that Adam Penland will serve as SGA president for a second term. Junior Michaela Jones was elected vice president. “I ran again because there is still more to be done,” Penland said. “I have a unique opportunity since I am a junior to co...

So you want to be SGA President

So you want to be SGA President

Sarah Pounds

February 21, 2015

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be...

BREAKING: Election night results

Jordan Price

November 5, 2014

In an election-night shocker, both David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal have significantly outperformed their polls and won their races outright, avoiding what many saw as probable runoffs in both races. Perdue's win helps the GOP take control of the Senate, and Deal's win is one of many surprisingly robust...

Election night may just be the beginning

Election night may just be the beginning

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014

Election 2014 has been an odd paradox: chaotic and exciting yet consistent and static. Some races (like Kansas & Georgia for Democrats as well as Colorado & Iowa for Republicans) have become or remained unexpectedly competitive. However, the overall picture of the 2014 midterms has been remarkably stable;...

College student lifestyle is often an uninformed one

Patrick Hobbs

September 26, 2012

With barely a month left until the presidential election in November, I am incredibly surprised by how little political rhetoric is circulating in my life. I have yet to see a political ad for either party ad on TV, radio, internet or print. This is in stark contrast to my high school experience during...

SGA presidential race – week 1 analysis

Gene Mitchell

March 23, 2012

The only person that should be thankful the presidential election period has been extended is Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner.  Senator Turner was perceived undoubtedly as the hands on favorite to win the SGA presidential race, but someone forgot to tell fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis that.  Turner’s...

Ron Paul's policies most in line with ideals of founding fathers

Chris Shirley

February 8, 2012

Many like to claim that Ron Paul has an illogical - perhaps even fantastical - foreign policy.However, that neglects to mention that his is the most rational, as well as being most in line with the ideals of our founders.During his inaugural address a great man once said, “Peace, commerce and hone...

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