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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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Autism Speaks U becomes official campus organization

Autism Speaks U Mercer University is the newest student organization on campus. The motion to formally recognize the group passed unanimously in the Student Government Association Senate Monday evening resulted in an applause. Led by Sam Osakue, Autism Speaks U will focus on bringing the Mercer community ...

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Mercer nominates twelve Phi Beta Kappa members

Mercer University notified students of their invitation to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society Monday and Tuesday of this week. Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s oldest academic honor society honoring the liberal arts and sciences. Mercer was granted its chapter this academic year. “The Phi ...

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One lump or two? 'Societea' offers drink and conversation

Imagine a campus organization devoted entirely to drinking tea and having good conversations once a week. Well, imagine no more. Adam Landin has already created one. The idea of a societea was fostered while he and two friends were chatting and sipping tea. One of his friends joked that they should ...

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Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

As Spring Break approaches, Mercer students are looking to lose the extra pounds inevitably gained over the holidays. But finding the motivation and time to work out can be a real challenge. In response to these obstacles, Quadworks is hosting Four Days of Fit the week before Spring break. Four Days ...

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Fresh Off the Docket

  Mercer Maniacs raffle and free t-shirts The men’s basketball team will play its last home game this season on Saturday against ETSU. Before Thursday’s game against Western Carolina, there will be tailgating/a preview party at the Lofts at Mercer Landing. Any student who attends both the ...

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Witness First, Kicks Second

Hayden Blessing is a shoe fanatic. For years, the former college basketball player has been collecting $300 Jordans in his closet. But one day three years ago, that all changed. Blessing, a PE teacher and basketball coach, was instructing his first grade PE class one day when a little boy came up ...

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Suicide Awareness lecture coming soon

In September of 2000, Kevin Hines began hearing voices. Those voices tormented him day and night, telling him that he had to take his own life in order to end the torment and depression that accompanied living. So Hines heeded their call. He caught a bus to the Golden Gate Bridge, crying the entire ...

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From rural health doctor to dean of Mercer medicine

After graduating in 1986 from Mercer’s School of Medicine, Dr. Jean Sumner chose to stay in her home state and live out Mercer Medicine’s mission: to educate physicians to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. In keeping with this mission, ...

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Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

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. The organization distributed new hijabs and taught Mercer students how to put them on. The ...


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