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Moody Musings: The importance of practicing Mindfulness

Moody Musings: The importance of practicing Mindfulness

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings, Showcase

Every month, I try to set goals. It helps me reflect and recognize growth within myself, even if it’s just from a four-week span. For the month of March, I decided that I wanted to focus on mindfulness. I told myself that in March, I want to focus on appreciating the moments and the people who ...

How to Enjoy the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival on a Budget

How to Enjoy the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival on a Budget

Adelia Henderson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The International Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Macon’s trademark events that runs from March 16-25 this year. The festival is comprised of dozens of events, most of them free to attend. Here are several Cherry Blossom events to add to your calendar if you’re on a budget.   Maco...

Plants you can grow in your dorm room

Plants you can grow in your dorm room

Laurel Huster, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year, partly due to all the plants that begin blooming. If you love plants but feel like they are hard to grow in your room, there are some plants out there that can thrive indoors. Here is a list of some of the best plants to grow in a dorm room so that ...

Saint Patrick and his Legacy

Saint Patrick and his Legacy

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Saint Patrick’s Day—the spirited holiday celebrated by Irish and non-Irish patrons alike—is right around the corner. But, who is this Saint we annually commemorate with festive parades, pints of Guinness and green apparel?   Saint Patrick was born and raised in Britain until he was captured and held ...

Bear Bites: Momma Goldberg’s Deli

Bear Bites: Momma Goldberg’s Deli

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Mercer Landing has attracted new restaurants as well as local and national chains. For Mercer students, especially those living at the Lofts at Mercer Landing, restaurants in this prime location are always appealing. One such restaurant is the small chain Momma Goldberg’s Deli. Momma G’s has a menu ful...

Moody Musings: How patience can help us better understand each other

Moody Musings: How patience can help us better understand each other

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a conference at Harvard Kennedy School sponsored by their Institute of Politics. The theme of the conference was “Facilitating Civil Discourse.” I thought the theme was very fitting for me because I had just traveled from a campus that was buzzing abou...

Bear Bites: The Green Plate Salad and Sandwich Shoppe

Bear Bites: The Green Plate Salad and Sandwich Shoppe

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

One of the greatest struggles of eating out for me as a college student is trying to find some place that is affordable, health conscious and also actually tastes good. Unfortunately, I often opt to sacrifice on the health conscious part when I am eating out. Finally, I do not have to make that sacrific...

Three spring break trips on a college budget

Three spring break trips on a college budget

Laurel Huster, Opinions and Lifestyle

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Spring break can be so memorable for college students if they have the chance to travel with their friends. However, for most, trying to go on a great trip on a college budget poses a big problem. These are three cheaper trip ideas that are on a college budget and super fun! One thing to keep in...

How to stay safe on campus

How to stay safe on campus

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

After countless lectures and motivational posters, college students can become desensitized to the importance of safety. But as these last few weeks have exemplified, someone's safety could be threatened in an instant. Though some outside factors cannot be controlled, it is a student’s responsibil...

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Last issue, we gave you some tips on using the gym to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve tried a few of the suggestions but couldn’t get over the awkwardness of being a total beginner. If you’ve never been to the gym before, working out might make you feel uncomfortable. But wit...

Bear Bites: Osaka Hibachi and Sushi

Bear Bites: Osaka Hibachi and Sushi

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Since the completion of the Lofts at Mercer Landing, new restaurants have been seizing the opportunity to open in a location convenient to both students living in the lofts and those who do not mind the short walk from the Mercer football stadium. One of the newest additions is Osaka Hibachi and Sushi. ...

Moody Musings: What’s Inspires You? with Perry Hicks

Moody Musings: What’s Inspires You? with Perry Hicks

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Junior chemistry major Perry Hicks wants to use her skills and her story to make the world a better place for others. During her first two years at Mercer, Hicks served as a member of the Student Government Association as a committee chair. She’s also a member of Common Ground, the gay-straight all...

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