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How to Evaluate Yourself At Midterms

How to Evaluate Yourself At Midterms

Aliyah Dorsey

February 28, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Midterms can be a stressful time for any student. You want to do your best and sometimes that can be stressful, but going into it with a good mindset will help you to succeed. Here are five ways to evaluate yourself at midterms. 1. Get a Game Plan Before you start studying and getting into the flow...

Spring Break to Straight Broke: Budgeting For Your Trip

Spring Break to Straight Broke: Budgeting For Your Trip

Sterling Neill

February 28, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

As winter comes to a close, students are gearing up for the spring season, and most importantly, spring break. Sadly, this break can leave many students broke as prices for activities, travel and food get pretty expensive. To avoid the pitfalls of spending too much money during your spring break, here...

5 Free Ways To Get Outside In Macon

5 Free Ways To Get Outside In Macon

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

If you’re a Georgia native, you know that sometimes the weather here can be unpredictable. Sometimes it’s 75 degrees in February. As we start moving towards spring, and the weather warms up, you may be looking to get some fresh air. Here are five places in Macon to get outdoors, whether you are c...

Mercer Professors Explain Danger Of Vaping

Mercer Professors Explain Danger Of Vaping

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Vaping is the new cigarette, it seems. Many college students enjoy the smell and sensation of vaping without the side effects of nicotine--or do they? Last year, vape companies were under fire when the FDA mandated them to stop advertising to teens. Does this mean that vaping isn’t healthy? There is a lot of conflicting evidence regarding the activity, so I asked a few public health ...

5 Ways to Relieve Stress Daily

5 Ways to Relieve Stress Daily

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Student life can be very stressful. The flow of going to class, doing homework and managing a social life can be a difficult and overwhelming ocean of issues to navigate. However, there are ways to make it through. Here are five ways to relieve stress daily. 1. Take a Break Sometimes it may feel as...

4 Makeup Looks for Everyday Occasions

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s a new year, and as such, you may be wanting a new look but are unsure of how to pull it off. There are many ways to spice up your style, but a fun and creative way to show off your personality is through makeup. Here are four makeup looks that you can do for any occasion. 1. The Basics ...

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Will Darragh

February 12, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Macon has its fair share of Southern eateries and burger joints, and it also has a few spots to try food from completely different cultures. Le Pho, located on Zebulon Road, offers food entirely unlike typical American fair. Le Pho offers a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including the satisfying so...

Moody Musings: Why we should all pay attention to love languages

Moody Musings: Why we should all pay attention to love languages

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

In this season of love, I think we get so caught up with the commercialization of Valentine’s Day that we truly forget how to love one another and ourselves. Valentine’s Day convinces us that in order to truly show our appreciation, we have to purchase candy, flowers and something stuffed. The holiday,...

How to Have a Happy Pal-entine’s Day

How to Have a Happy Pal-entine’s Day

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people are thinking about how to show that special someone they are loved and appreciated. However, if you don’t have someone to spend Valentine’s Day with, here are five ways you can celebrate Pal-entine’s Day with your best buds. 1. Have a Night on th...

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

As the new year begins, many people vow to hold themselves to higher standards than the year before. But as the year goes on, many people will also lose the motivation to keep their resolutions going. Here are five ways to stay motivated and crush your New Year’s resolutions. 1. Start Slow It is eas...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sagar Patel

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sagar Patel

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Sagar Patel has been on three Mercer on Mission trips since he became a student at Mercer in 2015, and he is planning to go on his fourth this year. Patel is the co-founder of a 3D printing company and has played a large role in spearheading growth and innovation for production of prosthetics and orthotics he...

How to Save Money in College

How to Save Money in College

Blossom Onunekwu

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

We know what you’re thinking--why are the words “save” and “money” together in a college newspaper? Saving money might sound like a daunting task, but debt aside, college is a wonderful place to analyze your money-spending habits. Because then, you’re able to build your money-saving habits....

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