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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

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

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

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

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....

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

Blossom Onunekwu

January 30, 2019

In January, the World Health Organization listed the public and global health threats of 2019. Among them are threats you’ve heard of before: antimicrobial resistance, obesity, HIV and the flu. But this year, for 2019, there’s a new challenger: vaccine hesitancy. In the 21st century. It might...

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

KJ Lemoine

January 30, 2019

When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is hardly enjoyed, if not unrecognized. The reasonings people have for not liking the sport range from, ...

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Sterling Neill

January 29, 2019

To understand the government shutdown that just ended, we have to first understand how we entered the shutdown. According to CNN, on Dec. 11, 2018, Democrats in Congress disagreed with President Trump on spending roughly $5 billion on a Southern border wall. After the disagreement, Senate leaders w...

Bear Bites: Your Pie

Bear Bites: Your Pie

Will Darragh

January 28, 2019

Everybody loves pizza. The combination of freshly baked bread, melty cheese and savory toppings are sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Your Pie takes these elements and makes an individualized pizza experience that will please anyone’s palate. The Your Pie franchise uses a fast-casual model similar to Chipo...

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information?

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information?

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 30, 2018

Breaking Barriers is a series that will attempt to shed light on the process, ethics and intentions of the journalism industry with special attention to the issues that exist within the field today as a way to help make journalism more transparent to consumers. Most people know that journalism is changing. The w...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? Featuring Grace Albright

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? Featuring Grace Albright

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018

Junior public health major Grace Albright transferred to Mercer University after two years at Wesleyan University located in Macon. She said the transition was a full circle for her because Mercer was the first college she ever toured at the age of 10. It was an easy decision for her too. “O...

Five winter activities to do in Macon

Five winter activities to do in Macon

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 29, 2018

The seasons are changing once again. That means there is a whole new category of fun things to do around Macon. Here are five fun-filled winter activities to do in Macon. 1.Christmas Concert at Wesleyan Wesleyan College will be hosting its annual Christmas concert Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature...

Five tips for buying gifts this Christmas

Five tips for buying gifts this Christmas

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 29, 2018

The season of giving is upon us and with less than 30 days until Christmas morning, it is also time to start buying gifts. This can be a stressful activity during the holidays. Especially when you want to get your friends and loved ones the absolute best gift possible. To help you find the best prese...

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