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OPINION: Mercer students, please stop partying

OPINION: Mercer students, please stop partying
August 28, 2020
Like many Mercer students, I was nervous about coming back this semester. On our campus, around 4,000 people eat, sleep, go to class and spend their remaining time within a quarter square mile of each other. How could anyone hope to social distance in an environment like that?

How Mercer students coped with quarantine by revisiting childhood favorites

Free for use photo by Eric Mclean via Unsplash
August 22, 2020
When Mercer switched to online classes for the rest of spring semester in March, many students went home to their childhood homes rather than remain on campus. During that time, a lot of them found themselves revisiting  their childhood interests. 

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

 Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. raised $800 for the Susan G. Komen foundation this past October with a philanthropy powder puff game.
April 28, 2016

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities...

Mental recovery of athletes

Support from loved ones and distractions from reality make life a bit easier on an athlete's road to recovery.
April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes
April 14, 2016

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside...

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA
April 14, 2016

After hours of deliberation spread across several different meetings, the motion to remove the Campus Engagement Committee from the Student Government Association failed Monday, April 11. The committee...

Young Life seeks to serve high schoolers

Mercer’s Young Life organization goes to schools in Bibb County to be Christian mentors for the students of Macon.
April 14, 2016

Imagine yourself trying to break through to a 16-year-old high school student on an emotional and spiritual level. A kid who has turned to partying, drinking and other destructive habits to handle the...

Big Bear, Little Bear

Braeden Lee Brettin carried by Seth James Thompson while wearing their
Maniacs form strong bond
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...

Bringing Back Mercer’s Democrats

Chris Grant, Drew Bryant, and Desirrae Jones hold up signs for Bernie Sanders during their time at the Iowa caucus.
February 10, 2016

Mercer University’s chapter of the Young Democrats is back in action this spring semester. After the 2012 presidential election, the chapter deteriorated and ceased to exist due to a lack of student...

Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

Hiba Yacout, President of the Muslim Student Association, assisted custodian Ms. Lisa put on a Hijab.
Muslim Student Association hosts World Hijab Day on campus
February 10, 2016

The Muslim Student Association of Mercer University (MSA) hosted a “World Hijab Day” event Feb. 1 where all women — Muslim and non-Muslim — could participate in the wearing of a religious headscarf....

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

The Bears celebrate after their 67-44 victory over the Mocs.
January 27, 2016

On a rainy Thursday night last week, the student body at Mercer University came out in full force to support the women’s basketball team in their biggest game of the season — and kept it a secret...

International Students Can’t Go “Home for the Holidays”

Without Mercer housing as an option, some international students struggle to find a place to stay for the break.
December 5, 2015

Once winter break officially begins Dec. 13, Mercer requires that all on-campus housing be cleared of students.  At this time, card access will be turned off for all residence halls, apartments and Greek...

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