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Contributing Writer for The Cluster Jaycie Calvert (left) meets with former American Marketing Association President Hailie Poppell (right).

American Marketing Association launches on-campus marketing agency 

Jaycie Calvert, Contributing Writer March 29, 2021

The Mercer chapter of the American Marketing Association has started a marketing agency called Ember Marketing, which is working with Macon businesses to give students real-world experience. Tammy Crutchfield,...

Mercer student creates Instagram account to feature Black students’ businesses

Mercer student creates Instagram account to feature Black students’ businesses

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 13, 2021

After realizing the lack of recognition for many Black-owned student businesses on campus, junior Melody Gervin created an Instagram account dedicated to featuring and supporting her classmates. Gervin...

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New student organization tutors children in Ghana

Mandi DeLong and Lars Lonnroth February 7, 2021
A new student organization at Mercer is working to mentor children in villages around the world, seeking to help address poverty through providing education to low-income communities internationally.
Members of the Mercer Ballroom Dance Club practice a new dance with ample space between them and their partners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting occurred Monday, Sept. 28 and was the club's first in-person meeting since Mercer went online in the spring.

Waltzing around the pandemic: Mercer Ballroom Dance Club introduces COVID-19 safety protocols

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor October 10, 2020
After a few weeks of meetings, the club cautiously redirected to an in-person format in late September. The shift followed discussions concerning safety protocols between club leadership and multiple university officials. 
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.

New student organization advocates for accessibility on 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. 
The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

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

SGA Fiscal Affairs Committee changes procedure for funding student organizations

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. 
BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

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. 
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.

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

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.
Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their

Big Bear, Little Bear

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...

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

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

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....

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...

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