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I went vegan for a week (well, kind of). Here’s how I did it

Junior Sarah Moore shows off her veggie rice paper roll.
November 10, 2020
Going vegan for a week opened my eyes to a range of dishes, snacks and funky flavors that I never would have experienced otherwise. It also led me to the realization that there really are so many foods that are vegan that we don’t even know about. 

The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 

The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 
September 10, 2020

In the early days of quarantine, Chloe Ting became a social media juggernaut. She skyrocketed to acclaim with her Two Week Shred Challenge, a fitness program promising ab development and weight loss in...

Suicide Prevention Month: Helping others through understanding and education

The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.
September 8, 2020
World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10 and was created in order to provide an opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and how it impacts so many.

New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate

New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate
August 21, 2020
For many clubs on Mercer’s campus, the coronavirus pandemic has presented all sorts of new and never-before-seen challenges, adding significant unknowns for clubs organizing events and activities that would be uncomplicated under regular circumstances. 

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19
August 5, 2020
Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall
July 21, 2020
What happens when a university opens in a pandemic? Apparently, Mercer University plans to find out.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate floor.
March 10, 2020
Pearson said he’ll be hosting a public question-and-answer session in the Connell Student Center lobby on March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

I tried intermittent fasting for three days

I tried intermittent fasting for three days
January 31, 2020
Regardless of my own experience with it, the premise of it is that someone restricts their eating in odd ways to try to be “healthier.” It concerns me that this is another unhealthy fad masquerading as a legitimate way to be healthier.

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?
January 29, 2020
The machine, which is located on the 24-hour floor, is a Pharmabox, and it contains items ranging from over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, batteries and vitamins, as well as sexual health, feminine hygiene, eye care and dental health products. 

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.
November 25, 2019
The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?

This year’s flu vaccine is only 29% effective. Here’s why you still need to get that shot

Georgia Public Broadcasting reported that the 2019-2020 shot is only 29% effective. However, the CDC says some coverage is better than none, and last year’s vaccine prevented an estimated 40,000 to 90,000 hospitalizations despite being no more than 32% effective.
October 23, 2019
When enough people in a community are vaccinated against a disease, it can’t travel as easily from person to person, and the entire community is less likely to catch it. This phenomenon is called herd immunity, and it helps keep everyone safe.

My story with birth control

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office On Women’s Health, hormonal birth control can be broken down into two subtypes: long-acting reversible contraceptives and short-acting hormonal methods.
September 25, 2019
Although I came in feeling like a strong woman taking charge of her health, I immediately felt like a teenage girl being warned not to get pregnant. My doctor took me through a birth control tour unprompted, showing off an IUD like a brand new Mercedes. I said I would think about it.
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