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You will Prank me later: Harmless April Fools tricks

You will Prank me later: Harmless April Fools tricks

Sterling Neill

March 27, 2019

As April approaches, it is time for pranksters to gear up for their favorite day of the year. April Fool’s Day is usually a day when people play tricks on unsuspecting family, friends and strangers. There are typically three categories that tricksters place their pranks in, including shock and awe, ho...

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Mandi DeLong

March 27, 2019

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...

How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

Aliyah Dorsey

March 27, 2019

Instagram is home to snapshots of our favorite life moments. We try so hard to get that perfect angle, but sometimes we fall short on what we want our picture to look like. Here are five ways to step up your aesthetic on Instagram. 1. The Perfect Look When you post to Instagram, you want to l...

5 Apps You Need in College

5 Apps You Need in College

Aliyah Dorsey

March 27, 2019

College is a stressful and overwhelming time. It can be hard to keep up with your day to day activities and stay motivated to keep working throughout the semester. However, your phone is constantly by your side to help make college life a little bit easier. Here are five apps you need in college. 1...

How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

Blossom Onunekwu

March 27, 2019

Once we cross that stage, not everything is as routine as the four years we’ve been here. You may or may not have a job you like. You may or may not have a job period. You might not talk to your friends anymore. You might move to Japan. The unknown for many is scary, and it pushes a lot of people i...

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Chas Pridgen

March 27, 2019

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival has been the topic of online discussion after facing scrutiny for having Ariana Grande headline the event. Grande has recently been in the public eye following her alleged queerbaiting and cultural appropriation. In the music video for her song “Break up with you...

Bear Bites: Big Plates of American Favorites at Metro Diner

Bear Bites: Big Plates of American Favorites at Metro Diner

Will Darragh

March 27, 2019

Sometimes, people eat out to try foods from other cultures that they cannot make at home. Sometimes, people eat out to find tasty and healthy alternatives to cooking. Sometimes, people eat out to have a big plate of classic American comfort food. Metro Diner is a great example of classic American ea...

Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Sterling Neill

March 21, 2019

On Feb. 12, rapper 21 Savage was released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment center where he had been held for nine days. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was initially held for an expired visa, according to CNN. 21 Savage left the UK and arrived in the United States legally at the age of seven, and remained here until 2006 when hi...

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Will Darragh

March 14, 2019

Although there are plenty of great places to eat in Macon, the surrounding Middle Georgia area features some amazing food of its own. There are some off-the-beaten-path locations just outside Macon whose restaurants pack a punch above their weight class. Whether you are a student traveling home for...

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Blossom Onunekwu

March 14, 2019

Being a college student is rough, and most times it’s not very healthy. We’re raised in a culture that honors exhaustion and overworking because it means that we’re “working towards something.” But this type of mentality isn’t sustainable. Here’s what to do when you feel like your majo...

How to create your own visual journal

How to create your own visual journal

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle and Opinions Writer

March 14, 2019

A fun way to be creative is to start a visual journal. This activity is used to help people analyze their emotions and can help you sort through thoughts and feelings in a way words sometimes can’t. Also, it is a super fun and relaxing activity.  Here is how you can create your own visual journal....

The perfect artsy day

The perfect artsy day

Sterling Neill

March 11, 2019

There are several ways to make a perfect artsy day in Macon. According to Sherry Singleton, director of Communications at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the museum is a great place to slow down and relax. The museum has a planetarium, an animal show and a rotating showcase of local artists. ...

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