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Mercer faculty discuss Valentine’s Day: An article for hopeless romantics, adventurers and Hallmark movie fanatics

Jonathan Glance and Cindy Glance right after their college graduation. Photo provided by Jonathan Glance

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 13, 2020

Whether you’re a proponent of true love, a skeptic or totally against love at the moment, these stories will melt your heart (at least, they melted mine).

What are Macon’s best thrift stores?

Sanaa Yusuf sifts through the clothes at Goodwill.

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

February 12, 2020

Why thrift? Perhaps you are a storyteller, a collector of unique items with mystical origins. Maybe you’re environmentally-oriented and constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce your personal waste footprint. Or you just might be a college student in need of a wardrobe and dorm decor that won’t obliterate your budget.

Clusterscopes: Long-awaited changes are coming (if you’re paying attention)

Clusterscopes: Long-awaited changes are coming (if you’re paying attention)

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 11, 2020

The reading for this issue indicates that achieving the “new year, new me” mindset has been difficult for a lot of us. I pulled five Major Arcana cards and three cards from the Daggers suit, the most severe in the deck.

Easy chores to make adulting feel less daunting

Mahima Sultan washes dishes.

Jonathan Morey, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

College is all about learning how to be an adult, and I’ve found that living in a cleaner environment makes me feel like I have my life more together than I really do.

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.

Writing a dating app bio that’s actually good

Writing a dating app bio that’s actually good

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

January 30, 2020

Maybe you’ve been feeling lonely, struggling through cuffing season and yearning for someone to send the pouting eyes emoji to. So, you download the app of your choosing, but before you can start searching for the love of your life, you hit the dreaded impasse of writing the perfect bio.

Clusterscopes: Defining your goals for the year with tarot

Clusterscopes: Defining your goals for the year with tarot

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

January 29, 2020

It’s time to stay focused on our goals as the Sun moves into Aquarius. Aquarius energy can motivate us to innovate — but it can also lead to distractions. We may want to fix everything all at once and lose sight of what’s important. If you’re feeling confused or unsure which direction to follow, look for your sign to see where you should most focus your growth this year. 

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

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

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?

Deck the (res) halls: inexpensive holiday decorations guide

Second-year students Leo Peace and Pooja Vikraman decorate for the holiday season.

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

We know how stressful the holiday seasons can be between buying gifts, cooking an abundance of meals and studying for finals. That’s why we’re sharing with you 12 ways to decorate your dorm festively without breaking the budget — or Res Life’s rules!

How (and why) to spice up your LinkedIn profile

How (and why) to spice up your LinkedIn profile

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

November 23, 2019

It doesn’t seem like the most fun social medium, but it can be once you stop thinking of it as a resume and start understanding the endless other possibilities for using LinkedIn.

Registered for classes? Here are six registration ‘horror stories’

Sophomore Zelda Tabe works on her schedule for spring semester before registration.

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Many people have good stories when it comes to registration, and others have complicated ones. Here are six student registration horror stories that might just help you when it comes to registering for classes.

Clusterscopes: You are in control of what you experience

Clusterscopes: You are in control of what you experience

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

November 22, 2019

Are you feeling stagnant? As though you’re at the mercy of circumstance? That’s a theme I’m noticing in my reads and my interactions with others lately — it’s common to feel like a victim of the tumultuous world we live in. For that reason, I want to talk this week about receptive versus projective energy.

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