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How to become more news literate on social media 

How to become more news literate on social media 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 4, 2019

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

We will: Jibri Bryan Tribute

We will: Jibri Bryan Tribute

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016

As the Sports Editor, I feel it is my duty to write this piece — albeit with a heavy heart. I would like to take this opportunity and use my platform to speak to his family, friends and teammates. To the Bryan family, I can't even begin to understand the pain you must be feeling. I know that this is a trying ...

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Discussions to bring Jersey Mike’s Subs to Mercer Village occuring

Nicholas Wooten

August 19, 2015

New Jersey-based sandwich chain, Jersey Mike's Subs, may soon be on its way to Mercer Village. Jessica Brown, a manager at the Jersey Mike's Riverside Drive location in Macon, said plans haven't been finalized, but there are discussions occurring. "I haven't known long," Brown said. The planned...

Construction continues on Newton Chapel

Construction continues on Newton Chapel

February 4, 2015

Loud drills, fenced off grounds and huge orange construction equipment have attracted even the most oblivious eye to Newton Chapel. The former Tattnall Square Baptist Church has been a part of Mercer University’s history since 1978 in honor of Dr. Louie Newton. The chapel is known for holding religious...

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Marin Guta

November 20, 2014

Macon natives and business owners Laura and Steve Bell were tired of hearing the words  “Macon” and “potential” being used in the same sentence. “We heard that word ‘potential’ for so long when describing Macon,” Laura Bell said. “We were so tired of hearing that word, and we were...

Historic downtown church could be replaced by a Dunkin' Donuts

Rachel Paul

November 12, 2013

Downtown Macon's historic Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church could potentially be demolished in preparation for the construction of a new Dunkin' Donuts. The Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Committee is set to discuss the proposal for these plans on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Congregan...

Three vehicle accident occurs returning from Penfield trip

Kaleigh Manson

October 24, 2012

Returning from Student Government Association’s annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event on Oct. 19, one of the eight charter buses experienced a three vehicle automobile accident. The bus was the second to last bus driving and contained 54 people onboard, including three SGA members and the bus driver. No...

Study Abroad Fair tells students to “Go Away”

Sara Cuevas

September 26, 2012

The Office of International Programs held the first Study Abroad Fair of the year on Sept. 13 at the Connell Student Center from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fair’s goal was to show the wide variety of study abroad programs available to Mercer students. It was an opportunity for students to meet the...

Greeks prepare for recruitment

Greeks prepare for recruitment

Kaitlin Marrin

August 15, 2012

Here come the Greeks! That’s right, next week begins the annual tradition of recruitment amongst the 17 International Greek Organizations. The Greek Community has been a tradition at Mercer since 1869 and currently comprises 26 percent of the student population. The Greeks consist of three governin...

CCJ recieves $1 million grant to fund the center’s newsroom

CCJ recieves $1 million grant to fund the center’s newsroom

Patrick Hobbs

August 15, 2012

The Peyton Anderson Foundation awarded $1 million on July 29 to the University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism to help fund a newsroom in Phase II building of The Lofts. The newsroom, which occupies about half of the ground floor, will be named the Peyton Anderson Newsroom in honor of the Founda...

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

Locke, Ekeke win SGA presidential election by landslide

clewis

March 30, 2011

  Juniors Jordan Locke and Ike Ekeke were elected last Wednesday to serve as the new SGA president and vice president for the coming year. Election officials said 734 votes were cast. Locke and Ekeke won 477 of these, earning them 65 percent of the vote. Locke’s supporters cheered on as the ban...

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