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Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

If you know anything about the internet and skincare, you might have caught wind of the sheet mask fad. You’ve probably stumbled upon the #selfcaresunday hashtag with men and women looking like mummies or have witnessed your favorite grocery store stocking up on sheet masks. The latest self...

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I often think about the first test I took in college. I studied for weeks in advance. I made notecards, I changed my study locations, I took breaks, ate healthy snacks and even went to office hours to confirm what I was studying was correct. I did everything they tell you to do in your UNV 101 class...

Six Ways to Volunteer This Fall

Six Ways to Volunteer This Fall

Aliyah Dorsey

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

As the semester begins it is a good idea to think about how you can be more involved in the Macon community. There are so many good ways to help those in need and they are available to every person of many unique capacities. Mercer, in particular, has a culture of reaching out to better the community aro...

Fall events to attend in Macon

Fall events to attend in Macon

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Temperatures are (slightly) cooler, the days are getting shorter and leaves are beginning to change colors - happy fall, y’all! Fall is a favorite time of year for many, as it means corn fields, pumpkin spice and treasured holidays like Halloween. To get into the autumn spirit, here are five local eve...

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

With the recent grand opening of Z-Beans Coffee, which is only a walk across campus, Mercer coffee lovers have had plenty to be excited about. All of this excitement over Z-Beans overshadowed the opening of another coffee shop, which although is farther away, should still be worthy of serious atte...

Five Rules for Football Season

Five Rules for Football Season

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Football season is a great time to get together with friends and cheer for your favorite team. However, planning the perfect watch party can be stressful and can take a lot of work. So here are five things to remember when throwing a rocking football watch party.   1. Location When thinking of a place to have a...

Fall Fashion: Macon Edition

Fall Fashion: Macon Edition

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead News Writer

September 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Fall is coming up soon and that means it is time for pumpkin spice lattes and fall fashions. However, Macon weather can change from day to day and what may seem to be a chilly morning quickly turns into a sweltering afternoon. Here are some guidelines to follow when dressing for fall in Macon. Layers ...

5 Tips for Dorm Room Organization

5 Tips for Dorm Room Organization

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead News Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Dorm rooms can be the ultimate canvas for a student’s creative outlet. However, these small spaces also need to be functional enough to handle everyday student life. The key to mixing style and purpose is utilizing proper organizational skills that will make your space feel like home. 1. Think Ve...

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Will Darragh

September 4, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Macon Burger Week was an event that brought people out to local restaurants by offering specialty burgers for only $5. Fifteen different restaurants participated in the event, so there were 15 different burgers to try. I ate all 15 of the burgers in one week. It was a difficult challenge, but I was...

How to Party in College the Smart Way

How to Party in College the Smart Way

Blossom Onunekwu

September 3, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

If you’re anything like me, you like to have fun. I come from a background of strict parenting and studying 24-7. So when I came to Mercer in 2015, freed from my parents’ leash, I was on the hunt for freedom. And freedom was ringing all weekend long at these college parties. College parties...

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Our habits can make or break our days and lives, but we have the choice to make them good or bad. In college, getting into a position where you’ve accumulated more bad habits than you came here with can have a negative impact on your experience. Procrastinating is one bad habit we may all have in common. If w...

How to start the semester off strong

How to start the semester off strong

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Ready or not, the beginning of fall semester is here! By now you’ve (hopefully) figured out where your classes are located, ordered your textbooks and are working on fixing your sleeping schedule. While the first week of classes may seem easy, it’s never too early to prepare yourself for what the...

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