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A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill
April 13, 2020
Most American adults will receive up to $1200 via direct deposit, but the bill also affects student loan payments and expands the definition of who can receive unemployment benefits.

How to nurture your relationships during a self-isolation period

How to nurture your relationships during a self-isolation period
April 13, 2020
Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in touch with your support systems, no matter the distance. Here are some ideas for how to bridge the gap.

Women’s History Month: The influential women in Mercer students’ lives

Bregeth (left) and Judd (right) hug at a poetry open mic night they hosted through Roswell High School’s literary magazine. Bregeth ran the magazine and Judd was its editor. Photo provided by Prescott Judd
March 31, 2020
It is important to recognize everyday women — women who have influenced the lives of those around them in ways that may seem small, but are pivotal in shaping the lives and worldviews of young people.

How waking up at 6 a.m. can impact your life

How waking up at 6 a.m. can impact your life
March 26, 2020
While I don’t think that getting up at 6 a.m. every day is in my future plans, I do think that the whole “early to rise” idea has some truth in it.

Clusterscopes: Uplifting messages for trying times

Clusterscopes: Uplifting messages for trying times
March 25, 2020
The world feels confusing and uncertain. It’s the kind of situation where tarot can help us the most, however, so I’ll pull a card for each sign of the zodiac as a message about how to get through these trying times.

Tips for online classes during the COVID-19 response

Mercer University President Bill Underwood announced on March 15 that classes have been suspended until March 23 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
March 24, 2020
The university will move to online learning until at least April 3, and potentially through the rest of the spring term.

How to manage coronavirus anxiety

What’s most important right now is well-being—but not just physically.
March 24, 2020
The novel strain of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has prompted unprecedented responses that could be jarring to anyone. We don’t know what’s going to happen next, and the whole world seems more and more fearful by the day.

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important
February 27, 2020
It’s important to know the differences so that you can talk to your doctor about your experiences and symptoms if you choose to seek treatment.

What you should know before going to the gym

What you should know before going to the gym
February 26, 2020
Mercer's fitness center is an incredibly valuable resource for students, but there are a few things to keep in mind prior to stepping inside the gym.

What I learned during my first semester of college

What I learned during my first semester of college
February 25, 2020
While I had anticipated an influx of knowledge and ideas that I had never encountered before, the lessons I learned in five short months spanned far past my academics and instead impacted how I approached my life as a student, woman, young adult and member of society. 

Beyond the Diagnosis: How I dealt with bipolar disorder when transitioning to college

The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.
February 14, 2020
Just because my emotions can swing from one extreme to the other doesn’t mean I’m dangerous, but it does make me worry that they’ll think I am.

Audio Story: Inside the Iowa Caucus

February 14, 2020
What exactly is a caucus, and what makes it so different from a primary?
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