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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....

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

Blossom Onunekwu

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

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


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

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


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

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


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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


Filed under Lifestyle

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


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

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


Filed under Lifestyle

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


Filed under Lifestyle

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...

Are My Antibiotics Messing with my Birth Control?

Are My Antibiotics Messing with my Birth Control?

Blossom Onunekwu

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year again. People are sneezing into their hands without washing them. People don’t get the flu shot. People forget to use gloves while preparing food. And if you’re unlucky, you just might get sick yourself and need to be on bed rest for a few days. You might not have...

Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

Elizabeth Daniels

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The holiday season is upon us! And there is no better way to get into the spirit than by baking some desserts to enjoy with hot cocoa on a cold winter evening. Here are three sweet, short and easy recipes to kick off the season of holiday cheer. Gingerbread Men Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men ...

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Will Darragh

November 27, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Downtown Macon recently received yet another addition to the string of restaurants popping up on Poplar Street: Famous Mike’s. With Decadent Dessert Bar gaining popularity and Your Pie getting ready to open, Mike’s is situated in an actively growing section of downtown. Fans of Mike “Big Dog” Seekins’ old re...

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