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Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Will Darragh

October 19, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

J. Christopher's is a small chain based out of Atlanta with a location just off Bass Road here in Macon, Ga. Serving only breakfast and lunch, J. Christopher's strikes a unique balance between cheap diner breakfast and a pricy brunch meal. The Good: The Food Though their menu is huge, ev...

The Heartdrive: Safer Sex 101

Blossom Onunekwu

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

According to an article from the AJC, out of the most sexually diseased states, Georgia weighs in at No. 4. You can choose to stay abstinent to eliminate your risk of infection and pregnancy. But if you’ve decided that you’re physically and mentally prepared for sex, then you should be proactive...

Bear Bites: Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion

Bear Bites: Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion

Will Darragh

October 8, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

When I think of food in Middle Georgia, I think about burgers and peach cobbler, not shawarma and baklava. Nonetheless, there is a relatively new restaurant in North Macon that brings a variety of Mediterranean foods as a change from typical American fare. Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion, self-describe...

Moody Musings: Fighting the academic plague

Moody Musings: Fighting the academic plague

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I had an energy shortage this past week. I lacked inspiration and I felt like I was moving much slower than usual in everything I was doing. I even struggled with deciding how I wanted to share some form of encouragement and inspiration for my column. Then I remembered, it’s almost that time of the ...

Five Ways to Prevent the Common Cold

Five Ways to Prevent the Common Cold

Aliyah Dorsey

September 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Fall is known for its warm colors, and the promise of pumpkin flavored everything. However, this chilly season can leave us all vulnerable to colds. So, to help you enjoy this season here are five preventative measures to fight the common cold 1. Hydrate Yourself! This seems obvious, but as a busy college st...

How to save money in college

How to save money in college

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Going to college to receive a degree is arguably a great decision, but unfortunately, it comes at a price. While tuition is increasingly expensive, you don’t necessarily have to play into the stereotype of a broke college student. Here are some tips to save money in college. Budget While bei...

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

If you know anything about the internet and skincare, you might have caught wind of the sheet mask fad. You’ve probably stumbled upon the #selfcaresunday hashtag with men and women looking like mummies or have witnessed your favorite grocery store stocking up on sheet masks. The latest self...

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I often think about the first test I took in college. I studied for weeks in advance. I made notecards, I changed my study locations, I took breaks, ate healthy snacks and even went to office hours to confirm what I was studying was correct. I did everything they tell you to do in your UNV 101 class...

Six Ways to Volunteer This Fall

Six Ways to Volunteer This Fall

Aliyah Dorsey

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

As the semester begins it is a good idea to think about how you can be more involved in the Macon community. There are so many good ways to help those in need and they are available to every person of many unique capacities. Mercer, in particular, has a culture of reaching out to better the community aro...

Fall events to attend in Macon

Fall events to attend in Macon

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Temperatures are (slightly) cooler, the days are getting shorter and leaves are beginning to change colors - happy fall, y’all! Fall is a favorite time of year for many, as it means corn fields, pumpkin spice and treasured holidays like Halloween. To get into the autumn spirit, here are five local eve...

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

With the recent grand opening of Z-Beans Coffee, which is only a walk across campus, Mercer coffee lovers have had plenty to be excited about. All of this excitement over Z-Beans overshadowed the opening of another coffee shop, which although is farther away, should still be worthy of serious atte...

Five Rules for Football Season

Five Rules for Football Season

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Football season is a great time to get together with friends and cheer for your favorite team. However, planning the perfect watch party can be stressful and can take a lot of work. So here are five things to remember when throwing a rocking football watch party.   1. Location When thinking of a place to have a...

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