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Here’s everything your sex ed class didn’t cover

Here’s everything your sex ed class didn’t cover

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief April 3, 2021

Well over half -- 65% -- of Americans have their first sexual encounter by the age of 18, according to reproductive rights group Guttmacher Institute. But in a country where high school sexual education...

BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 29, 2021
Mercer University’s Macon campus received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Monday night email from the Provost’s office. 
Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. Free for use photo by Lisa Ferdinando.

All Georgians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, Mercer Macon distribution remains unclear

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 26, 2021
All residents of Georgia age 16 and over are eligible starting today to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an announcement from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. 
A COVID Vaccine Record Card

Mercer students vaccinated in COVID-19 health efforts

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer March 9, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the United States, some students and faculty at Mercer have been offered the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus. Throughout the Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses, medical teams have received vaccinations from their regional health districts in Columbus, Memorial Health in Savannah and Coliseum and Navicent Health in Macon.
Junior Sarah Moore shows off her veggie rice paper roll.

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

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer 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 

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer September 11, 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...

The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

Suicide Prevention Month: Helping others through understanding and education

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer September 9, 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

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer 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

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor 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

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor July 22, 2020
What happens when a university opens in a pandemic? Apparently, Mercer University plans to find out.
Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate floor.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief 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

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer 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.
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