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MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

As the Major League Baseball playoffs approach quickly, more teams than ever are still in the mix for a postseason appearance. This has a lot to do with the new playoff bracket system being used by MLB this year due to the 60-game season. Here’s how the new playoffs for baseball will work and some of the pros and cons of the brand new look.

Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout

Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

October 6, 2020

When thinking of the best takeout Macon has to offer, there are a few standout places that attract the most attention. Whether you’re in the mood for good Southern comfort food, ethnic cuisine or a fusion of flavors, this list can help inspire you to rock your pj’s and drive to the nearest restaurant. Buckle up, buttercup. It’s time to find the perfect takeout restaurant for you. 

As theaters open their doors again, “Tenet” plays the role of cinema savior

Photo by Myke Simon on Unsplash

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

COVID-19 has meant a lot of industries suffering, but movie theaters are among the often forgotten ways of leisure in the new hyper-serious and uneasy wake left by the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theaters across the country have had to close as a result safety problems due to COVID-19, and the sole movie theater here in Macon was no exception. But as communities everywhere begin to try and establish a new normal, what does a trip to the movies look like as 2020’s chaotic course comes to a close?

NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

With the semifinals underway, the bubble has stood the test of months of play without a single COVID-19 case. The bubble has even expanded to allow players to bring in certain family members that will fill the capacity that losing teams opened as they left. 

Podcasts to check out this fall

Miriam Kennedy listens to a podcast.

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2020

Podcasts are a way to pass time that also let you learn about random things. Obscure facts make or break a podcast, and these podcasts do that all too well.

‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24 hour study floor.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

September 30, 2020

Burnout. We've all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress in today’s world has created an even bigger emphasis on a term we hear so frequently. 

Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2020

When the Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Aug. 13, including the Homecoming game, Mercer had to choose a new date and an out-of-conference opponent, according to Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for the Office of Alumni Services and executive director of the Alumni Association.

Players to watch as the NFL Season kicks off

Players to watch as the NFL Season kicks off

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying sports across the globe, the 2020 NFL season is shaping up to be the most unexpected season yet. Here are some players you should be on the lookout for this season, both expected and unexpected.

ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Presidential debates have become a mainstay in the election process, and this cycle is no different. Debates can also be confusing, and while I will obviously be watching, I wanted to ask some of Mercer’s own experts what they think about presidential debates and whether or not they believe debates will have any impact on you as a voter. 

Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction

Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction

Safia Serena Tejani, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2020

When the onset of a pandemic brought the world to a halt, photographers around Mercer’s campus had to reimagine their work. While moving home and adapting to online classes, they changed their subjects and methods to still produce content.

Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

September 28, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting students’ day-to-day lifestyle, many are obligated to continue their learning over Zoom. Beyond using Zoom for classes, the video communications site is also used for interviews, meetings and other virtual gatherings. An important thing to remember when using Zoom is to maintain the same formalities that regularly occur in person. Here are four ways to keep proper etiquette on your Zoom calls.

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