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Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Ben Rector wins over Mercer, Macon with bacon song

Brett Felty

September 27, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 17, Mercer University hosted its first-ever Turn Out to Vote concert, purposed to promote civic engagement within the Mercer University student body and in the community at large. The concert took place in Mercer Village and was free and open to the community, drawing in a large crowd from around the Middle Georgia area. The concert, which was headlined by popular Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector and featured Macon natives Good Night Alive!, was a joint effort among Tur...

Ben Rector to headline at Turn Out to Vote Concert

Marin Guta

September 8, 2014

Nashville-based performer Ben Rector will headline the “Turn Out to Vote Concert,” an event designed to promote civic engagement in Macon. Ben Rector, who is known for his alternative contemporary pop music, made waves in the music industry with two of his albums, “The Walking In Between” and...

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

New app keeps students, Macon in the know

Marin Guta

August 27, 2014

Mercer Student Government Association recently launched Mercer Mobile, a mobile application that aims to connect students and the local community to Mercer University and Macon. The application is available for download on iOS and Android web-enabled phones or devices. Using Mercer Mobile, students ...

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

Joey Wozniak

August 15, 2014

Hey Bears! On behalf of the Student Government Association, we would like to warmly welcome you to Mercer University. You are entering the hub of excitement and growth in Central Georgia. Mercer is explosively growing, and you get to witness all of it. Mercer has received national attention for the...

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

PAW Points plans to get bigger and better

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

For the past two years, SGA and the athletic department have worked closely together to increase student attendance at Mercer University sporting events. With the creation of the PAW Points program, the presence of the student body at these events has increased significantly. The program gives students...

Students travel to learn Mercer’s history at annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

Students travel to learn Mercer’s history at annual Pilgrimage to Penfield event

Erica ONeal

October 24, 2012

Since the 1900s, Mercer University students have made the annual trip to Penfield, Ga. to participate in the historic Pilgrimage to Penfield event. On Oct. 19, students participated in a cemetery tour, gathering in the chapel, dinner and a display of fireworks hosted by the Student Government Associat...

SGA Paints the Town Orange

Kaitlin Marrin

August 15, 2012

Mercer’s Student Government Association has taken an active role in initiating two new programs for students to become involved in for this upcoming semester. The first initiative is a motivation program partnering with Mercer’s Athletics Department. Though the program is still being finalized some...

SGA president calls for parliamentarian's resignation

SGA president calls for parliamentarian's resignation

Kaleigh Manson

April 5, 2012

Student Government Association Parliamentarian, Gene Mitchell, was asked to resign from his appointed position by SGA president Jordan Locke on April 2. The resignation was a result of Mitchell’s recent opinion article published in The Cluster on March 28. Mitchell’s article expressed his frustr...

SGA presidential race – week 1 analysis

Gene Mitchell

March 23, 2012

The only person that should be thankful the presidential election period has been extended is Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner.  Senator Turner was perceived undoubtedly as the hands on favorite to win the SGA presidential race, but someone forgot to tell fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis that.  Turner’s...

Early polling shows Turner in lead for SGA Presidential race

Early polling shows Turner in lead for SGA Presidential race

Gene Mitchell

February 19, 2012

According to a recent poll conducted by “Young Puns”, a political commentary show on MERCER 99, and The Cluster, Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner currently leads fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis by six percent as a potential SGA presidential candidate. The poll was conducted between Feb. 2 a...

SGA passes legislation for new recycling bins

SGA passes legislation for new recycling bins

Elizabeth Bibb

February 8, 2012

Mercer’s Student Government Association unanimously approved legislation to contribute $2,500 to place new recycling bins on campus. Students for Environmental Action (SEA) requested the money from SGA’s special funding account. SEA originally requested $7,875 from special funding, enough to purc...

Track the Trolley is back

Alex Preston

January 25, 2012

Track The Trolley is back this semester as a resource for students to use. As of January 16, the popular program that allows students to get a startlingly accurate readout of the trolley’s location is back in full swing at Mercer. The revival of the program brings to our attention some attractive...

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