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How to decorate for Christmas without getting fined by Res Life

How to decorate for Christmas without getting fined by Res Life

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

It is officially the Christmas season, which means it is time to decorate! Since a good bit of the holiday season for students is spent away from home, you can decorate your room instead. A lot of Christmas decor is easy to make and affordable. These decorating ideas will make your dorm feel festive whi...

Exam Week Tips and Tricks

Exam Week Tips and Tricks

Laurel Huster, Lead Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

There are two dreaded words every college student hates to hear: finals week. At the beginning of December, no one wants to be studying and writing papers. All students can think about is being at home, drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies. Here are a few tips and tricks that can hopefu...

Moody Musings: Know yourself, know your worth

Moody Musings: Know yourself, know your worth

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I’ve run into a lot of issues lately that have directly been a result of my lack of self-awareness. The outcomes could have easily been reversed if I had just known myself a little better and predicted how I would have reacted or felt.   A lot of the times, we do know ourselves, but we let this knowle...

12 Ways to Give Back to Your Community this Holiday

12 Ways to Give Back to Your Community this Holiday

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

With Christmas, winter break and presents just around the corner, it can be easy to forget about helping others this season. Even though grades, personal well-being and relationships are crucial components of college life, helping and growing our community is also something we should keep in mind. There a...

Bear Bites: Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant

Bear Bites: Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

In the last Bear Bites, I covered a new taqueria downtown that featured impressive authentic street-style tacos. When I read on this restaurant’s website that their recipes had been authenticated by master chefs in the U.S. and Mexico, I had to take a quick five-minute drive up Riverside to try it. ...

Balling on a budget: The best student discounts

Balling on a budget: The best student discounts

Emily Harvey, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

In most cases, you pay to be a student. But, sometimes, it pays to be a student. Student discounts are definitely near the top of the list of college perks, so here are a few businesses, locally and nationally, that will offer discounted rates to Mercer Bears.   Local You won’t have to travel far as several businesse...

5 ways to relax without spending money

5 ways to relax without spending money

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Want to hear something scary? We have less than two months left of school. Stressed out yet? You’re not the only one. As we near the end of the semester, a sense of urgency and anxiety can be felt around campus. How will I get every assignment in on time? What do I need to study more? Does the pr...

My Week as a Vegetarian

My Week as a Vegetarian

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

One week ago I began an experiment to see what being a vegetarian on Mercer’s campus actually looks like. What I found was disappointing to say the least, but not at all surprising. If you are considering being vegetarian, here are a few things you should expect. Ground Rules I am on the $750 dining dollars me...

Moody Musings: How to make time for everything you committed to

Moody Musings: How to make time for everything you committed to

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I’ve talked to a number of people who have spent their week concerned about how they were going to successfully juggle everything they were signed up for. They were stressed, overwhelmed and completely capable of completing the tasks. They just didn’t have enough time in the day to do so. Mercer...

How to make Thanksgiving dinner in your residence hall

How to make Thanksgiving dinner in your residence hall

Laurel Huster, Lead Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

At this point in the semester, all college students are looking forward to Thanksgiving break. It is the perfect reprieve from a stressful semester before finals season. But, if you just can’t wait for Thanksgiving any longer, throw a dorm room Friendsgiving. These easy residence hall friendly recipes...

Why you should go to the counselor even though you’re not depressed

Why you should go to the counselor even though you’re not depressed

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Mental health has always been a topic that people would rather not think about. From little boys being told not to cry, to older generations thinking mental illnesses aren’t real, the American culture hasn’t been so accepting of mental health. But when you break a leg or an arm, everyone’s sym...

Bear Bites: La Bella Morelia

Bear Bites: La Bella Morelia

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Walking down MLK Jr Boulevard, one could easily miss this unassuming restaurant if not for the fake cactus beside the door. From the outside, La Bella Morelia does not appear to be an entrance into the world of authentic mexican cuisine. However, when I walked into La Bella I could see its true charac...

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