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Grace Korta talks passion for tennis, new season

From an early age, Grace Korta had found her athletic calling. At 5 years old, she picked up a tennis racket with the encouragement of her dad, Jack, and she never looked back. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Korta had ample opportunity to compete against older competition — and she took advantage of ...

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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 ...


Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Katia Stavroulaki started playing tennis when she was just 7 years old. She quickly figured out that the true opponent she faced out on the court was herself, and she enjoyed the independence and self-reliance that tennis required of her. She began competing shortly after picking up a racquet and ...

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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 ...


Men's lacrosse faces tough competitors

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 season over the weekend against Towson. Although the Bears lost the hard-fought match, the game proved to be very instructive, showing the team what they will need to work on in order to meet future success. “Opening the season against a top ...

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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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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 ...


Bringing Back Mercer’s Democrats

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 interest and involvement. In stark contrast, the Mercer chapter of the College Republicans continued ...

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