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Senior Jadon Murad gives opening remarks at Middle Ground, hosted Monday Jan. 18 by Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk.

Mercer community gathers to reach a ‘middle ground’

Nadia Pressley, Lifestyle & Opinion Editor January 27, 2021
Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk came together to organize Middle Ground, a “deliberative dialogue” for the Mercer community to take a deep look into what they feel following the demonstration at the Capitol. The event was held Jan. 18 in Willingham Auditorium. Masks and social distancing guidelines were enforced. 
Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor January 20, 2021
The Mercer University student convicted of violating local COVID-19 quarantine laws in the Cayman Islands was released from custody Friday, but her status as a Mercer student is not yet publicly known.
Only about 13% of Mercer undergraduates hail from outside of Georgia.

Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor July 26, 2020
The fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year is rapidly approaching, and Mercer University students are preparing to return to campus. Some students’ trips, however, will be a bit longer than others’.
A Mercer student attends the protest for online classes at the Godsey Administration Building on July 14.

Students protest, Peer Advisors resign over Mercer’s pandemic reopening plan

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief July 22, 2020
After Mercer University declined to offer a distance learning option this fall, some students have responded by protesting or limiting their involvement on campus.
Archived photo from October 26, 2019

Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief June 13, 2020
Mercer Bears have returned to campus for the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal.
Sophomore T.J. Long helped start the Mercer club golf team in order to gain recognition from the varsity program. Photo courtesy of T.J. Long.

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 18, 2016

  Sophomore T.J. Long and junior Nathan Hahn wanted to try out for Mercer’s men’s golf team. But when they weren’t given the chance to do so, they took matters into their own hands. If...

Redshirt senior Howard Joe practices catching low balls as construction crews work on building the new baseball stadium. Photo by Carson McGorry.

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer October 15, 2016

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction,...

Photo courtesy of Kirby Southard.

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 15, 2016

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek,...

Photo by Marianna Bacallao.

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 13, 2016

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason,...

Jenna Eason.
Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 8, 2016

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

Robert Roach April 28, 2016

Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April...

 Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. raised $800 for the Susan G. Komen foundation this past October with a philanthropy powder puff game.

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer April 28, 2016

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities...

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