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connerantley
Macon

Conner Antley: Dedication to the field

  In Mercer’s Oct. 4 game against UNCG, soccer player Conner Antley came out ferociously in the first half, scoring the first goal of the game in only a minute and 32 seconds, and helping to lead the team to a 2-1 victory. Antley said he considers UNCG to be one of their main rivals, and his ...

justin-hanson
Georgia

Hanson’s triumphant return to cross country

  Justin Hanson, a sophomore on the Mercer cross country team, has made a strong return after suffering several injuries. Last year, Hanson rolled both ankles in one race, and this year suffered from tendonitis in one knee. Hanson said that these injuries have given him a “mental setback.” “You ...

vic-rogers
Georgia

Rogers runs through life one lap at a time

  Senior cross country runner Victoria Rogers is leading her team towards success as she is constantly pushing herself to be the best she can be. She was Mercer’s top finisher in its first three meets and then its runner up in the latest meet. While she is hitting her stride now, running was ...

tjlong
Macon

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

  Sophomore T.J. Long and junior Nathan Hahn wanted to try out for Mercer’s men’s golf team. But when they weren’t given the chance to do so, they took matters into their own hands. If they wanted to continue playing golf competitively, they’d need to come up with an alternative themselves. “‘Why ...

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Campus News

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction, which means that the players are forced to practice on a field that is in the process of being ...

kirby
Macon

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer's offense

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Southard squared off against future Mercer quarterback John Russ, a freshman at Middle Creek High School. Fast ...

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Macon

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set out ...

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Macon

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For the ...

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Georgia

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown lead. ...

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Macon

Bear Bites: Grow

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local food,” and the owners intend to live up to that. A quick chat with owner Saralyn Harvey told us ...

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Macon

Tips to stay sane this school year

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition for returning students can be just as tough. Just like that, we’re back to caf-eating, summer ...

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Macon

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a freshman ...

AlexLakes1
Macon

'Bax Trax': Are you ready for some football?

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013, the Bears will have their first true senior class. A big group of key guys who helped build the program ...

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Georgia

20 great food stops in Macon

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears. The methods of preparation and presentation are creative expressions influenced by time and place, ...

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State News

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

One of Georgia’s newest laws may change the downtown bar scene this year. People under 21 will not be allowed to enter a bar,  an establishment that receives 75 percent or more total annual gross revenue from alcohol sales, unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 21 years ...

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