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Five tips to surviving concert camping

Five tips to surviving concert camping

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Camping before a concert is one of the best parts of the experience, but it is also one of the hardest. It is very easy to slip up and forget some of the most important things until you get there. Here are some tips in order to survive camping before a concert.

Tips to stay sane this school year

Tips to stay sane this school year

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2016

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition for returning students can be just as tough. Just like that, we’re back to caf-eating, summer nights become...

New Year’s resolutions you should actually keep this year

New Year’s resolutions you should actually keep this year

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

January 27, 2016

January 1, 2016 — the first day of a brand new year, and for many, the chance to set goals for a “brand new you.” The tradition of choosing a New Year’s resolution is incredibly popular, especially for the first couple weeks of the New Year. Here’s a list of popular resolutions that are possible to kee...

Hacking the Residence Hall: Tips and tricks for a happy home-away-from-home

Hacking the Residence Hall: Tips and tricks for a happy home-away-from-home

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 27, 2015

There’s something so invigorating about a new space. You move in and immediately you’re presented with a blank canvas that’s going to belong to you - and maybe a roommate or two - for two semesters. A lot can happen in two semesters - which is why you need a great home base where you can cras...

Senior shares sage advice for first-year students

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 13, 2015

Dear Freshman, Congratulations, you’re finally out of the house embarking on this crazy journey called college. You may feel excited about exploring your newfound independence, or maybe you’re absolutely terrified about being away from home. Maybe you’re nervous about entering the r...

So you want to be SGA President

So you want to be SGA President

Sarah Pounds

February 21, 2015

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be...

The key to sucess: time management

The key to sucess: time management

Emily Farlow

August 15, 2012

Mercer students are known for their extracurricular involvement. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can leave students feeling over-committed and stressed out. Time management is an important asset to master in college, so homework can get done while still leaving time for organizations/clubs and soc...

What to know about the freshman fifteen

What to know about the freshman fifteen

Emily Farlow

August 15, 2012

Freshman hear many rumors--true and untrue--about college life. One of the more infamous rumors is about the dreaded “Freshman 15”: gaining weight during the first year of college. While 15 pounds may be an arbitrary number, many freshman find themselves a few pounds heavier by the end of their spring seme...

Lessons in Etiquette

Carolyn Davenport

October 5, 2011

Q) I have been invited to two special events, and I want to make a good impression at both.  One is a cocktail party for a client after work at an upscale hotel, in one of their ballrooms.  The other is a holiday party at my boss’ home.  My problem is that I am never sure what to wear.  Please...

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