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Review: The Umbrella Academy’s second season is even stronger than the first

Review: The Umbrella Academy’s second season is even stronger than the first

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2020

The second season of the Umbrella Academy takes the best parts of the first season and builds on it. All of the siblings are given important character development throughout the season and grow both as individuals and as a family. A far cry from the distant and hurt siblings from the first season, the Hagreeves siblings are all given separate and unique plotlines that allow them to shine. Their development is all natural and leads to many heartwarming moments as they begin to heal from their respective traumas and find themselves as a family again.

The season ahead for Mercer football

The season ahead for Mercer football

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will be playing against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 10 and will face West Point on Oct. 24. Both games will be played on the road.

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016

The Women’s softball team went undefeated in the 2015 pre-season. Headed into spring, the ladies hope to continue their dominance. Head coach James DeFeo, who is in his fifth year as the softball head coach, credits the team’s preseason success to their unrelenting preparation. He said that wh...

Thanksgiving: Exiled from the holiday season

Christmas gingerbread house set on shelf directly by Halloween candy.

Gabriel Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2015

When I was about four years old, I learned that Christmas was actually a two month holiday which started on the first day of November — or at least that is what all of the stores and malls that I visited made me believe. It seems as if the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts on candy bags turn into Chr...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

Awards season preview: Who will win the biggest awards of the year?

Bryson Jones

February 8, 2012

It’s the New Year, which means one thing: hella awards being given out. Award season has gone into full effect with the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards already being finished but in movies we still await the Academy Awards, the most coveted prize in cinema, as well as in mus...

Holiday travelers beware, traffic jams a given this holiday season

Cecilia Villagomez

December 7, 2011

I don’t have very many extended family members that live nearby. If I want to visit with my relatives, I have to travel to the other side of the country. My grandparents were in California visiting from the Philippines this Thanksgiving, and my mom wanted to take a trip out to see them. The stay in...

Softball goes 7-1 in fall, looks to build strength

Samir Moussawel

November 16, 2011

After losing superstar pitchers Jenni Holtz and Kari Chambers, speedster Anna Johnson and starting second baseman Amanda Santa Maria to graduation, things weren’t looking very bright for the Lady Bears softball squad. It also didn’t help when they got word of the sudden departure of Head Coach Mike...

Cross country caps season with 6th, 7th place finishes in A-Sun

Joshua Morrison

November 2, 2011

Mercer’s men and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their season this past Saturday with their conference finals in Nashville, TN. Both teams posted similar performances with the women taking sixth and the men taking seventh out of 10 overall squads. Both teams have had strong performances leading...

Coaching Spotlight: Bobby Lamb

Samir Moussawel

October 11, 2011

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