Melissa Emley, Photography major at Mercer, recalls that “It felt like having elephant sitting on my chest or something like that.” Emley’s case is one of many others reported as influenza this year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that “the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza were above the […]
Gov. Christie made wrong call on the Good Samaritan Act: Would Bon Jovi’s daughter have died if she was in NJ instead of NY?
Calling for help shouldn’t be a crime, but, in New Jersey, it is. During late fall 2012, your state representatives were trying to save lives by passing the Good Samaritan Overdose Response Act. Co-sponsored by both democrats and republicans, the bill quickly passed both the legislature and the senate. Despite strong support, Governor Chris Christie […]
“Anyone see a blind valet bumping into things around here?” Jim Fresno wasn’t expecting an answer to the inane question he asked while he made his entrance into the Jockeys’ room. This room was no ordinary place. In the room, the “t” in the word valet is never silent. From it, small men play a […]
At a community college such as Mercer, the nightlife and social life could be described as shitty, and that’s putting it nicely. However, if you’re 21 and determined to have a good time there is hope. Over the past few weeks I, have been searching for the hot spots where broke college students can stretch […]
Since leaving his home country of Honduras at fourteen, Mercer student, Kelvin Flores has faced a series of challenges. To overcome them he has relied on three things, as his cousin, Felix Baquedano explains: “work, soccer and school. The kid [does] nothing else.” Flores says the language barrier was his first major test: “People made […]