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The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

Blossom Onunekwu

November 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Content warning: The following article contains sensitive content involving suicide, depression and mental illness. Your parents probably warned you about the frat parties in college. They probably warned you about taking 8 a.m. classes (even when you kind of need them to graduate). But did anyone ...

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

Will Darragh

November 5, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

The only thing that can make a great meal better is a great dessert. A new fast-casual dessert place has recently opened up in downtown Macon, and it has plenty of desserts. Decadent Dessert Bar is a small franchise whose newest location is on 530 Poplar Street. Not just a bakery, Decadent offers e...

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

This column has always been a safe space for me because it allows me to dish out my experiences, reflect on what works and what doesn’t and encourage and inspire others to do the same. Recently, I’ve been dealing with the fear of what’s next or what’s unknown, and it has taken a toll on ...

How to stay in shape over the holidays

How to stay in shape over the holidays

Blossom Onunekwu

November 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

It finally feels like fall. The temperature is dropping. Cue seasonal lack of motivation and weight gain. Staying motivated to work out and eat healthy during the holidays can certainly pose a challenge for most students. Here are ways to stay in shape during the holiday season. 1.Keep snacks ...

Pumpkin Spice Tour of Macon

Pumpkin Spice Tour of Macon

Aliyah Dorsey

November 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

it’s finally fall and that means its pumpkin spice season. There are many different places in Macon where you can get your pumpkin spice fix. Here are a few places to get a pumpkin-flavored item this fall. 1.Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery Taste and See is located on 546 Poplar St. and has ...

Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Sometimes as a student the dining options are just not enough. You may want to mix up your eating habits. However, many students don’t have access to a kitchen to test their culinary skills. There are options to fix this common issue. Here are five meals you can make in your dorm room. 1.Browni...

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Aliyah Dorsey

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

October is a time for spooky stories and fun, mischievous nights. During this month you may want to take part in every terrifying attraction you can. Macon has a lot to offer in the scariest month of the year to keep those Halloween spirits high. Here are five spooky things to do in Macon. 1.Riverside...

How to Bounce Back After Midterms

How to Bounce Back After Midterms

Aliyah Dorsey

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

So midterms didn’t turn out how you planned. First things first, know that it is going to be okay and you will make it through. Second, midterms are not the end, and you still have time to get yourself together before the end of the semester. So, here are five ways to bounce back after midterms. ...

Three easy recipes perfect for Halloween

Three easy recipes perfect for Halloween

Adelia Henderson

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Fall break has come and gone, but Halloween is almost here! Halloween is a favorite holiday for many college students, as it provides a fun relief from classes in between school breaks. Whether you are dressing up, throwing a party or celebrating at home, here are some spooky and easy recipes to help...

Moody Musings: Choose Joy

Moody Musings: Choose Joy

Jayla Moody

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

This summer, I stepped into a stage of my life that forced me to focus on my happiness and what it really meant to have true happiness. I found that everything that was exciting to and for me could be removed from my life at any time. I was relying on temporary circumstances and satisfaction to det...

Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

Will Darragh

October 19, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

J. Christopher's is a small chain based out of Atlanta with a location just off Bass Road here in Macon, Ga. Serving only breakfast and lunch, J. Christopher's strikes a unique balance between cheap diner breakfast and a pricy brunch meal. The Good: The Food Though their menu is huge, ev...

The Heartdrive: Safer Sex 101

Blossom Onunekwu

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

According to an article from the AJC, out of the most sexually diseased states, Georgia weighs in at No. 4. You can choose to stay abstinent to eliminate your risk of infection and pregnancy. But if you’ve decided that you’re physically and mentally prepared for sex, then you should be proactive...

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