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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. 
Junior Sanaa Yusuf wears a handmade mask.

Tips and tricks for wearing makeup with a face mask

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer November 9, 2020
With the rise of mask-wearing, individuals everywhere also saw a change in makeup and beauty trends as graphic eyeliner replaced a bold lip. Here are some makeup tips and tricks for wearing makeup with our new everyday face accessories.
A student throws away a bottle on campus.

Tips for a zero-waste student life

Mariyka O. Sich, Contributing Writer November 8, 2020
Here are several tips to incorporate reducing and reusing into your lifestyle as a college student. 
Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.

What to do if you want to change your major

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer November 4, 2020
If you’re considering changing your major, you’re in good company! Before you commit, however, here are some things to consider.
Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer October 28, 2020

After having worked as a student operations intern for Mercer Football since 2017, senior sports marketing and analytics major John-Allen Stone developed expectations for what his senior season would look...

OCD Awareness Week is in October. It took me six years to get diagnosed

OCD Awareness Week is in October. It took me six years to get diagnosed

Serena Golden, Photography Editor October 18, 2020
It’s frustrating to hear my disorder used by people who like straight lines, organized closets or color-coded O-Chem notes. The phrase, “I’m so OCD,” used by people with normal neurotic quirks is invalidating to people whose entire lives have been changed by obsessions and compulsions. My disorder is not an adjective. 
Joshua Lymon poses for a photo on campus.

Four ways to style Chelsea boots

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer October 11, 2020
With it officially being the marvelous season that is fall, many things are changing: the weather, leaves and perhaps most importantly, the fashion. Since the fall is a little bit chillier than the summer and spring months, it makes for the best time to bust out boots.
Tamara Barnard’s cousin, Botham Jean, was killed in his own home Sept. 6, 2018 by an ex-Dallas police officer. Photo provided by Tamara Barnard

‘Don’t be afraid to talk about race’: Racism in America and its impact on a Mercer student

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer October 8, 2020
Tamara Barnard, a senior at Mercer University, lost her cousin Botham Jean to police violence in 2018. Now, she conducts research and activism advocating for anti-racism and police reform.
Serena Golden poses for a portrait. Photo by Suzanna Arul

Pandemic Diaries: Why I started doing crosswords in quarantine

Serena Golden, Photography Editor October 7, 2020
The Washington Post crosswords are available online for free, and their website allows two people to work on the same puzzle from separate computers. Suddenly, crosswords were the most romantic date I’d ever been on. 
Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout

Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer October 6, 2020
When thinking of the best takeout Macon has to offer, there are a few standout places that attract the most attention. Whether you’re in the mood for good Southern comfort food, ethnic cuisine or a fusion of flavors, this list can help inspire you to rock your pj’s and drive to the nearest restaurant. Buckle up, buttercup. It’s time to find the perfect takeout restaurant for you. 
Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24 hour study floor.

‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer September 30, 2020
Burnout. We've all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress in today’s world has created an even bigger emphasis on a term we hear so frequently. 
Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer September 28, 2020
With COVID-19 affecting students’ day-to-day lifestyle, many are obligated to continue their learning over Zoom. Beyond using Zoom for classes, the video communications site is also used for interviews, meetings and other virtual gatherings. An important thing to remember when using Zoom is to maintain the same formalities that regularly occur in person. Here are four ways to keep proper etiquette on your Zoom calls.
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