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Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Will Darragh

September 4, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Macon Burger Week was an event that brought people out to local restaurants by offering specialty burgers for only $5. Fifteen different restaurants participated in the event, so there were 15 different burgers to try. I ate all 15 of the burgers in one week. It was a difficult challenge, but I was...

How to Party in College the Smart Way

How to Party in College the Smart Way

Blossom Onunekwu

September 3, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

If you’re anything like me, you like to have fun. I come from a background of strict parenting and studying 24-7. So when I came to Mercer in 2015, freed from my parents’ leash, I was on the hunt for freedom. And freedom was ringing all weekend long at these college parties. College parties...

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Our habits can make or break our days and lives, but we have the choice to make them good or bad. In college, getting into a position where you’ve accumulated more bad habits than you came here with can have a negative impact on your experience. Procrastinating is one bad habit we may all have in common. If w...

How to start the semester off strong

How to start the semester off strong

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Ready or not, the beginning of fall semester is here! By now you’ve (hopefully) figured out where your classes are located, ordered your textbooks and are working on fixing your sleeping schedule. While the first week of classes may seem easy, it’s never too early to prepare yourself for what the...

Five things I wish I knew before starting college

Five things I wish I knew before starting college

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Congratulations! You graduated high school and are preparing to begin the journey that is college. Knowing you’re about to leave home and experience something completely new can be daunting. While the internet is full of tips and tricks to make the collegiate experience easier, those articles ar...

How to fight homesickness this fall

How to fight homesickness this fall

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle and Opinions Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

As the semester begins it is easy to also begin to miss your homelife. Being away and out of your usual surroundings can be frightening and uncomfortable for many people. You are experiencing homesickness. What is important to remember about homesickness is that everyone has it at one point during coll...

Moody Musings: Being undeniably yourself

Moody Musings: Being undeniably yourself

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

August 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I’ve written a couple of back-to-school articles that were designed to provide insight and advice, but I struggled to settle on what to share with readers this year. It’s year four, and while I am full of excitement about the finish line, I can't help but think back on what really heightened my ex...

Where in the world did bears go this summer?

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinions Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Over the summer, some Mercer students participated in many different internships, study abroad programs and research fellowships. Here are a few who represented the Mercer family by working all over the world. Joshua Dupaty - Research at Eastern Carolina University Joshua Dupaty participa...

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s LGBTQ Community

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s LGBTQ Community

Aliyah Dorsey

August 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

One way to get involved with Mercer’s LGBTQ community is through Mercer’s gay/straight alliance Common Ground. The club is an activism group for LGBTQ students on Mercer’s campus as well as a support group for members to discuss pressing issues in the LGBTQ community. “You get really ...

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Maybe all your finals are open-note. Maybe your parents just randomly sent you shopping money. Maybe you’re an underclassman and have a place to live on campus. But, maybe you have a friend that’s not as blessed and highly favored. In college, you’ll meet people that are doing financially, aca...

How to transition from college to the real world

How to transition from college to the real world

Adelia Henderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The semester is almost over, finals are days away and your college career is ending. Graduation time is a crazy mix of emotions, including fear and uncertainty. How does one leave the campus they’ve grown used to for years and enter the “real” world? Regardless if you have landed a job or not, ...

How to recover from a mental breakdown

How to recover from a mental breakdown

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

There are two types of people on a college campus: people that have cried themselves to sleep, punched a wall, ripped a pillow, slept through all their classes for the day and then there are weird people. It’s the end of the semester. We have to worry about grades, housing, applying to grad school, filing taxes, figuring out what we’re gonna do once we graduate. Who in their right mind hasn’t ...

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