Mercer Cluster

Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

Red velvet crinkle cookies. Photo provided by Pxhere.com.
November 29, 2018

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...

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Mike's Famous Burgers serves a variety of specialty burgers.
November 27, 2018

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...

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall
November 17, 2018

Ah, Fortnite. Who doesn’t know about the free, addictive, hair-pulling online multiplayer game? The immersive shooting game might seem very childish and uninformative at face value, but it does teach...

The True History of Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
November 15, 2018

Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, the country pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks for what we have and to spend time with loved ones. However, despite it being such...

How to Survive Black Friday

How to Survive Black Friday
November 15, 2018

As Thanksgiving approaches, so will the holiday deals. A great day to take advantage of these deals is on Black Friday. However savvy one may try to be on Black Friday, there are still a few things to...

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?
November 15, 2018

In 2018, just 35 percent of Democrats and 12 percent of Republicans surveyed by the Pew Research Center agreed with the statement, “information from national news organizations is very trustworthy.”...

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving
November 14, 2018

The season of giving is officially here. As the holidays approach, it is good to remember that there are many amazing ways to give back to your community and your friends this season. Here are five ways...

Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Tommy's Bakery is a cozy mom and pop restaurant with a quaint, homey interior. Photo provided by Will Darragh.
November 14, 2018

Donuts, cheeseburgers and biscuits are all comfort foods that are warm and filling even in their simplest form. Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe takes simple foods like these and takes them to just the right...

The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

November 11, 2018

Content warning: The following article contains sensitive content involving suicide, depression and mental illness. Your parents probably warned you about the frat parties in college. They probably...

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Decadent Dessert Bar offers a variety of beverages, such as the iced mocha latte pictured here and the cannoli milkshake. Photo by Peter Garcia.
November 5, 2018

The only thing that can make a great meal better is a great dessert. A new fast-casual dessert place has recently opened up in downtown Macon, and it has plenty of desserts. Decadent Dessert Bar is...

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Graphic designed by Claire Hammond
November 5, 2018

This column has always been a safe space for me because it allows me to dish out my experiences, reflect on what works and what doesn’t and encourage and inspire others to do the same. Recently,...

How to stay in shape over the holidays

Graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.
November 5, 2018

It finally feels like fall. The temperature is dropping. Cue seasonal lack of motivation and weight gain. Staying motivated to work out and eat healthy during the holidays can certainly pose a challenge...

Load more stories
The student news site of Mercer University