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How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Maybe all your finals are open-note. Maybe your parents just randomly sent you shopping money. Maybe you’re an underclassman and have a place to live on campus. But, maybe you have a friend that’s not as blessed and highly favored. In college, you’ll meet people that are doing financially, aca...

How to transition from college to the real world

How to transition from college to the real world

Adelia Henderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The semester is almost over, finals are days away and your college career is ending. Graduation time is a crazy mix of emotions, including fear and uncertainty. How does one leave the campus they’ve grown used to for years and enter the “real” world? Regardless if you have landed a job or not, ...

How to recover from a mental breakdown

How to recover from a mental breakdown

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

There are two types of people on a college campus: people that have cried themselves to sleep, punched a wall, ripped a pillow, slept through all their classes for the day and then there are weird people. It’s the end of the semester. We have to worry about grades, housing, applying to grad school, filing taxes, figuring out what we’re gonna do once we graduate. Who in their right mind hasn’t ...

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Food, at the end of the day, does not depend on ornaments and circumstance to make it great. Sometimes, the best food is that which is unpretentious, tasty and affordable. Ricky’s Tacos is a reminder of that. Ricky’s Tacos,which consists of a couple of small buildings and two picnic tables located on 3717 M...

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

Addison Robinson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s that time of the year when us students are profusely searching for internships and summer jobs. Once the position is secured, what comes next? Much emphasis is placed on finding an internship or summer job, interviewing for it and being selected to participate. Most internships provide tra...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Moody Musings, Showcase

Sterling Conyers is a senior International Affairs and Spanish double major with minors in Asian Studies and Global Health. Conyers was originally born in Stone Mountain, Ga., but she moved to Fayetteville, Ga. at the age of five. Like many Mercer students, she chose to become a bear because of the s...

How to relax before finals week

How to relax before finals week

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

We are just a few short weeks away from the dreaded finals week which can be the most stressful time of the year for some college students. This time around, try to prepare yourself so that finals week can be easier or at least less stressful. There are many ways to do this, and in the following, you...

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

I used to distinguish a single junk drawer as the keeper of the miscellaneous debris littering my room. I would shove the things I didn’t have the heart to throw away (old notecards, dried-out pens, forgotten nail polish) deep into the bowels of this drawer with the understanding I would never hav...

Bear Bites: Sumo Steak & Sushi

Bear Bites: Sumo Steak & Sushi

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Macon, Georgia is full of restaurants serving foods from different cultures, from street tacos to sushi. While these restaurants vary in authenticity, there are certainly enough options to create genuine competition. One contender for the best hibachi and sushi is the restaurant Sumo. On 3850 Riv...

Moody Musings: Getting over the hump

Moody Musings: Getting over the hump

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Guess what time of the year it is? That’s probably not necessary because we’re feeling it, more than ever. It’s that time right after spring break that forces you to either question everything you did this semester or hold on to it. It’s the hump, and if we can make it over the hump, we can see...

Weekend trip ideas to take from Macon

Weekend trip ideas to take from Macon

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Now that spring break has passed, there are only a couple holidays left before summer. Since May is two months away, a day or weekend trip would be the perfect thing to escape the hustle and bustle of classes. If you need a taste of summer now or just a break from endless classwork, here are some short ...

Let’s get this semester back on track

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Soaking in the sunshine on a Florida beach with six more days of spring break looming ahead, it is easy to think of life in the abstract. You sip your lukewarm lemonade and resolve to be more organized, more driven, valedictorian of your class, CEO of a brilliant startup. You begin drafting your graduat...

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