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New student organization advocates for accessibility on campus

Sarah Carter (left) and Ashley Pettway (right) are co-presidents of ABLE Mercer, a club dedicated to advocating and advising students with disabilities on Mercer's campus.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 27, 2020

The organization hopes to get more involved with the disabled community in and around Mercer and get involved with the Access and Accommodations office to discuss issues students have been facing. 

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 23, 2019

The Binary Bears computer programming team had their first competition at the Small College Contest held at Auburn University Oct. 26. They placed second overall after Bob Jones University. 

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

Vice President and Dean of Students Doug Pearson speaks at the first SGA meeting of the 2019-2020 year.

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

More discussions will happen behind closed doors in Fiscal Affairs Committee meetings and in executive member meetings that are not open to student attendance. 

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Aniya Watts founded The Buddy Bunch to help Mercer support special-needs students in the community. She was inspired by her sister, who lives with cerebral palsy.

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

A new service organization, The Buddy Bunch, is coming to Mercer’s campus with a goal to serve local students with developmental disabilities.

Big Bear, Little Bear

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

What’s in a name? For senior Mercer Maniacs members Braden Brettin and Seth Thompson, it’s a symbol of an unbreakable friendship and years of shared memories. The two formed a strong bond while participating in the Mercer Maniacs during the football season of their sophomore year. Ever since...

Point B.L.A.N.K. to take on national competition in April

Micheline Dieujuste-Antoine working on a poem in preparation for CUPSI (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational).

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

When you think of poetry slams and spoken word, your brain may jump to images of multi-syllabic contortions in dark, hazy rooms. You may think of semi-ironic nodding and snapping. Bongos may come to mind. When spoken word becomes a competition, the rules change completely. The Mercer University s...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2015

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate student concerns, collect and gather data on the current parking situation, and develop solutions to...

MEEEP collaborating with student orgs, community

Junior and President of Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program, Ben Kasson, looks forward to increase the presence of MEEEP on campus this year through collaboration with students and organizations across various fields. 

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Mercer’s Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) is aiming to bring students together this year through collaborations across multiple fields. Junior and President of MEEEP Ben Kasson recognizes the lack of discussion occurring among students on campus. “We have so many groups all over Mercer...

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer's new kid on the block

Sarah Pounds

March 3, 2015

The motion to make the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) a recognized Mercer student organization passed unanimously March 3. The group, headed by sophomore Matthew Long, is part of a national organization that has over 50 student chapters across the nation. They focus on  “maintaini...

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