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

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?

Deck the (res) halls: inexpensive holiday decorations guide

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.

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

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 21, 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.

Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

In high school, Lauren Cheek, a current junior studying biology at Mercer, was a good student who was known for thriving in the classroom. She did her due diligence, got straight A’s and, as a senior, was preparing to apply for college. However, she and her family began to notice some changes. She ...

Mercer student becomes a lifestyle blogger

Mercer student becomes a lifestyle blogger

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Meet Ebonye Smith: second-year electrical engineering major, golf player of 10 years, orange juice and dystopian novel addict and lifestyle blogger. And she’s only just getting started. 

Five tips to surviving concert camping

Five tips to surviving concert camping

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Camping before a concert is one of the best parts of the experience, but it is also one of the hardest. It is very easy to slip up and forget some of the most important things until you get there. Here are some tips in order to survive camping before a concert.

I tried Bumble BFF for a week. Here’s what happened

I tried Bumble BFF for a week. Here’s what happened

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

November 6, 2019

I racked up about fifty “yes” swipes to my profile, but I only made matches with about twenty people. Of my twenty matches, I messaged five people first and around seven messaged me first. 

Clusterscopes: Scorpio season promises rebirth, power and manifestation

Clusterscopes: Scorpio season promises rebirth, power and manifestation

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

November 5, 2019

The tarot cards I drew this time were intense and sometimes foreboding, which is absolutely in line with this heavy Scorpio and Mercury retrograde energy. The majority were Major Arcana cards, promising true, long-term change; the fall of old power and the rise of new power. 

How to become more news literate on social media 

How to become more news literate on social media 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 4, 2019

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

Clusterscopes: It’s time to drive your ambitions home

Clusterscopes: It’s time to drive your ambitions home

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 27, 2019

Welcome to Clusterscopes, a biweekly tarotscopes column. I’ll pull a tarot card for each sign of the zodiac to help guide you through the next two weeks.

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