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Carl: The Man, The Chef, The Legend

Carl: The Man, The Chef, The Legend

Emily Harvey, Contributing Writer
November 26, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It is only a few minutes past noon, and Mercer University’s Farmer’s Market is nearly filled to the brim. The movement inside is chaotic. People are looking for their friends. People are rushing to class. People are inexplicably caught up in their own lives and their own schedules. That is, unt...

Three Thanksgiving recipes you can make in a Slow Cooker

Three Thanksgiving recipes you can make in a Slow Cooker

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Make a delicious meal and invite the people in your dorm over for a Friends-giving, but make sure you schedule time for a post-turkey nap.

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How to feel less guilty on Thanksgiving

How to feel less guilty on Thanksgiving

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Thanksgiving is the day everyone cheats on their diets. An array of food lines the dining table, and you don’t want anyone’s hard work going down the drain, so you eat everything. Then, the next day, you beat yourself up about it because you ate unhealthily. You don’t have to stuff yourself full eve...

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Bear Bites: Bluetick Mercantile Co.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Normally, I don’t feel the need to travel outside the circle of great food selections in the city of Macon, but when I heard about a newly-opened European style cafe serving up farm to table soups, salads and sandwiches, I had to drive a little extra to see what this place was all about. Visitin...

Ways to make it through Registration

Ways to make it through Registration

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
November 13, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s the most frustrating time of the year: registering for classes. Whether you’re a freshman or graduating next semester, you have probably heard by now that registering for classes is like the Hunger Games. It’s a race against all to lock in the classes you so desperately need to graduate. ...

No time to eat? Here are the best and worst nutrition bars on campus.

No time to eat? Here are the best and worst nutrition bars on campus.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Sometimes school gets in the way of everything important in life—especially eating. With demanding teachers and extracurricular, you may be too busy to sit down and replenish your brain and body with food. Luckily, you can temporarily feed yourself off of the nutrition bars Mercer’s P.O.D sells. Th...

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Bear Bites: Tropical Flava

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Tropical Flava might sound like some curbside snowcone stand, but don’t let the name fool you; Tropical Flava is an authentic Jamaican restaurant serving an array of Caribbean food as good as it gets. Located on the corner of Ingleside and Corbin Avenues, it is an experience well worth the seven minute dri...

Bear Bites on the map

Bear Bites on the map

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
October 30, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Multimedia

Looking for a new restaurant to try? The Cluster has done the taste tests for you -- and we have all the juicy details. Explore Macon's local restaurants through the map below as well as our Bear Bites column. ...

Three Halloween treats to make in your dorm

Three Halloween treats to make in your dorm

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Forgetting that you don’t actually have a kitchen, you volunteered to make Halloween treats for the people who live on your hall this season. Instead of settling for store bought cookies, these three easy, spooky and dorm-friendly recipes are sure to impress everyone.   Witch Brooms This is probably the easiest tr...

Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Everyone sneezes. We could be suffering from allergies, a cold, or a dislodged spec of dust or sand in our nostrils. Nonetheless, when we sneeze, we also expel thousands of our own bodily fluids. We are taught to sneeze covering our mouths with our arms for a good reason: to prevent the spread of illnes...

10 ways to be charitable in your everyday life

10 ways to be charitable in your everyday life

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

With fall already underway, a new season of giving has also just arrived. Busy schedules and complex lives often keep us away from participating in charitable activity. So, here are ten easy ways that we can all be charitable in our everyday life.   AmazonSmile Amazon, the online market...

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Tucked in between two gravel parking lots is an inconspicuous-looking building with an old sign reading, “Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant.” The inside was just what one might expect from any old seafood joint. Marianna Bacallao, another Cluster writer who came with me, described the small dining ar...

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