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Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

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 of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 around 11:30 ...

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Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior vice ...

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Young Life seeks to serve high schoolers

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 daily trials and tribulations of everyday life. What would you say? This is a challenge that Mercer ...

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BEAR day brings out the best and the brightest

Lillie Barnett, a music and biology major, presented her research of “Stress and Group Cohesion in University Choir” in Fickling Hall on BEAR Day 2016. Barnett said she wanted to find a way to connect her two majors and wanted to pursue the effects music has on a person’s well-being. Her research ...

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Newcomers faced rough odds in SGA General Election

In the latest SGA General Election, there were eleven newcomers on the ballot for various races, but Mallory Sammons, Natalie Ross, Jordan Price and Brandon Tran were the only ones to make it onto the winner's banner. For the Senator at Large race in particular, there were several individuals competing ...

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Centenary Methodist Church hosts celebration for immigrants

The noises of drums, clapping and songs filled the Macon streets as the eighth commencement of the Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants took place Sunday, March 20. Centenary Methodist Church hosted the event, but other parts of Georgia participated in the pilgrimage. The Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants, ...

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Do Not Cross: Crime Slows on Campus

The past month has been a quiet one for the Mercer Police department. From Feb. 15 to March 16, only three criminal incidents were reported. Two of the three crimes were thefts by taking. Feb. 15 Mercer Police responded to reports of a suspicious black male behind MEP at 8:40 a.m. The responding officer ...

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McKay and Scherf win SGA Presidential Election

After two weeks of campaigning, Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf have been named the President and Vice President of Mercer’s Student Government Association for the next academic year. The team defeated Reed Jones and Jordan Hester 542 to 465 on March 29. McKay and Scherf have a combined total ...

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Mercer Bear caught between music and medicine

Justis Ward is known around the campus of Mercer University for his beautiful, angelic voice. On any given day during the spring, you may hear his voice drifting through the warm air as he performs the national anthem at a lacrosse game. Or, in the winter months, you might encounter him belting out ...

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Fresh Off The Docket

Campus safety was a popular topic at senate March 14. SGA hosted Coffee on Cruz with a whiteboard to collect student responses about how safe they felt on campus. Responses on the white board covered topics ranging from concealed carry to Mercer Police response time to lighting and cameras around ...

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

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 spoken ...

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Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 22 to legalize the carry of concealed weapons on public college campuses. Bill 859, otherwise known as “Campus Carry,” allows any student 21 or over with a concealed weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or university ...

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MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Tonia Wilkes faces high-stress situations working as a Mercer Police dispatcher, but her own life experiences have taught her how to cope with crisis. Wilkes opened up about the most difficult thing she faced in her book called “Renewing Your Hope Ministry.” Although she said that she loves ...

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SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

Students who want to run for President and Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2016/2017 academic year announced their candidacy Wednesday night. According to SGA, the tickets are currently: Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf, David Boggs and Oscar Martinez, and Reed Jones ...

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