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Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts said. The ...


The Heavy Hitters: Swinging for the Fences

  Tony Perella was dressing for class at 8 a.m on a Tuesday morning after football workouts his freshman year when he heard his teammates talking about Intramural softball. Several of them were trying to scrape together teams for the upcoming season. Perella got inspired. He recruited six of ...


Running toward her future

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and track runner  — hauled herself, sweaty and tired, to the top of a mountain to get engaged. “He ...


Zeltwanger leads by example

Lindsey Zeltwanger wasn’t allowed to join the neighborhood lacrosse team until she reached third grade. But even before then, she would tag behind her older sister and could catch and throw a lacrosse ball better than most of the older girls. “I started playing as soon as the older girls let me,” ...


Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Golf is a uniquely individual sport, but collegiate golf is different because it combines scores from the top five players who compete. The highest score, the  worst score, is dropped and the remaining four make up the total. The Mercer Men’s Golf team is undoubtedly that: a team. However, individual ...


Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group ...

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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 ...


A love for literature, an unexpected career

Shane Gottwals entered Mercer University in 2002 with the intention of earning an English degree, studying at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law and opening up a practice in Middle Georgia. Nearly 15 years later, Gottwals owns twelve used bookstores nationwide, helps entrepreneurs open thriving ...

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