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‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

August 18, 2016

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over two seasons -- was finally forgotten for one night: Nov. 7. On a brisk Saturday night in Five Star Stadi...

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Hayes Rule, Justin Baxley

June 9, 2016

In a matter of four years, Kyle Lewis went from running up-and-down a basketball court to being an 11th overall pick in the MLB draft. After three seasons at Mercer, Lewis was drafted by the Seattle Mariners Thursday, becoming the highest-drafted baseball player in program history. The selection...

Mercer loses beloved icon and former Cluster editor-in-chief

Mercer loses beloved icon and former Cluster editor-in-chief

Katie Atkinson and Summer Perritt

June 8, 2016

The Cluster and Mercer lost one of its own with the death of alumnus, Robert L. Steed. Steed graduated from Mercer in 1958 and was a lifelong icon and trustee of the school. He died in his home in Buckhead on June 4. “Bob Steed was one of Mercer’s most loyal sons,” Mercer University President ...

Fun away from home: How international students can spend their summer abroad

Fun away from home: How international students can spend their summer abroad

Shayna Waltower, Contributing Writer

June 6, 2016

Picking strawberries, spending hours on a lake, attending a concert series and touring the World of Coke in Atlanta. These are all activities that international students can take part in if they are staying in Macon this summer, thanks to Mercer’s International Students Department. While most...

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May 11. The Cluster previously reported on an assault that was reported April 9. The two cases in February...

Mercer On Mission groups begin work in developing countries

Mercer On Mission groups begin work in developing countries

Abbey Reddig, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2016

Shopping list: large backpack, hiking pants, sandals and malaria pills. These are some of the items necessary for Mercer students and faculty members participating in Mercer On Mission programs this summer as they work on various projects in developing countries. “The overall objective for ...

Patterson coming down as construction begins on new Science Center

Patterson coming down as construction begins on new Science Center

Alex Sandifer, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Work has begun on Mercer University’s next big project: a 142,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science building. Costing an estimated $44 million, the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center will stand as the single most expensive construction project in the history of Mercer, according to a Universi...

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Racially charged vandalism, fires in Sherwood Hall

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016

Following recent bulletin board fires and outbreak of racially charged vandalism in Sherwood Hall, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson met with students for an open forum Thursday evening. “This is very serious. We are looking at criminal activity here, and we are treating it as such,” Pearson sai...

Mental recovery of athletes

Mental recovery of athletes

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Inside the Den: Men’s basketball’s Jaylen Stowe

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 21, 2016

https://soundcloud.com/youngspeak-sports/inside-the-den-mens-basketballs-jaylen-stowe Men's basketball is in its offseason, but it's still making noise. The Bears have added five new players to the roster, including two transfers. Hayes and Justin talk to freshman Jaylen Stowe about the offseason...

Mom, dad and daughter all graduating from Mercer this May

Mom, dad and daughter all graduating from Mercer this May

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

For many, college is the first time a student is away from their parents. A tumultuous time where you must figure things out on your own. But what happens when your parents aren’t just a phone call away or close by, but are right there in college with you? For the Adams, college is a family affair. ...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 10, 2016

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

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