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

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

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).
Sanaa Yusuf sifts through the clothes at Goodwill.

What are Macon’s best thrift stores?

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.
Mahima Sultan washes dishes.

Easy chores to make adulting feel less daunting

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

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

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

Deck the (res) halls: inexpensive holiday decorations guide

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

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

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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