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Campus News

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday. Of the 36 total positive cases, 33 are among students on the Macon campus. One case is a faculty or staff member on the Macon campus, and two cases are among students ...

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Lifestyle

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

COVID-19 has forced students to adapt in many different ways this year. Zoom has become a classroom for many, housing may be different for some and internships went remote. Students who intended on interning during the summer didn’t anticipate a pandemic or the effects it would have on their experience ...

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Campus News

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Seventeen students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19 across all campuses, according to Mercer’s weekly testing summary released Friday. The Macon campus makes up 15 of those cases, with 14 students and one faculty member testing positive. This is the first report that has come after Mercer ...

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Campus News

Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

The National Panhellenic Council made the decision to move all organization “bid days” to a virtual format Sept. 9. The judgment affects all four Panhellenic sororities on Mercer’s campus—Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega and Phi Mu—which are set to celebrate bid day on Friday. Each ...

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Lifestyle

Six meals to make in your dorm room

COVID-19 has changed the way we go about otherwise mundane tasks. If the pandemic  has made you wary of frequent visits to the dining halls and other on-campus dining options, here are six fun meals that you can easily make in your dorm room, ensuring you keep yourself and others safe. Cheese Quesadillas Cheese ...

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Campus News

Bear Fair 2.0: Virtual to in-person

A student organization meet and greet, also referred to as Bear Fair 2.0, organized by Mercer Campus Life occurred in the wake of a fully virtual Bear Fair that occurred Aug. 17. Clubs and student organizations from the Mercer community advertised their groups at Bear Fair 2.0 on Aug. 28 in an effort ...

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Sports

The season ahead for Mercer football

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will ...

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Campus News

Mercer University updates mask guidelines

Mercer University updated their COVID-19 policies surrounding face masks Aug. 24. While Mercer first put into place a mask requirement during its second summer session, the policy was expanded in mid-August after fall classes began. “The updated mask policy includes additional details on where and ...

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Opinion

OPINION: Labor Day should not be for labor

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. We are a few weeks into the semester, and Mercer’s undergraduate students are settled into their new living spaces on campus — or at least, I hope they are. With the changes to ...

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Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted change in practically every area of student life this fall, and Greek-letter organizations are no exception. Following guidance from the National Panhellenic Conference released Aug. 17, Mercer’s Panhellenic chapters—Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta ...

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OPINION: Mercer students, please stop partying

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. To be honest, I shouldn’t have to write this. Like many Mercer students, I was nervous about coming back this semester. On our campus, around 4,000 people eat, sleep, go to class ...

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Macon

BREAKING: Mercer announces 17 new COVID-19 cases

There are 17 new positive cases of coronavirus between Mercer’s Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses, according to a weekly testing summary from the university released Friday.Of the 17 cases, 14 are students on the Macon campus, one is a student on the Atlanta campus, one is a student on the Savannah ...

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Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

It’s six o’clock at Luther Williams Field. The sound of ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” blares through the speakers as the baseball players take the field. The smell of bacon floats through the summer air. It’s official: the gates are open for the Macon Bacon’s 2020 baseball season.  Unlike ...


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