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BREAKING: Mercer freshman passes away in campus dorm

BREAKING: Mercer freshman passes away in campus dorm

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief January 7, 2021
A Mercer University freshman passed away in her dorm room Jan. 7, according to an email from President Bill Underwood sent to students just after 5:00 p.m.
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Here’s how to unplug while staying informed

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief September 23, 2020
It’s helpful to limit our consumption of news and social media during such a tumultuous time, but it’s not realistic just to tune out all news and pretend the stressors don’t exist. Here are a few ways to stay informed while managing your mental health.
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. 

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. 
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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