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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...

Five things I wish I knew before starting college

Five things I wish I knew before starting college

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Congratulations! You graduated high school and are preparing to begin the journey that is college. Knowing you’re about to leave home and experience something completely new can be daunting. While the internet is full of tips and tricks to make the collegiate experience easier, those articles ar...

How to fight homesickness this fall

How to fight homesickness this fall

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle and Opinions Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

As the semester begins it is easy to also begin to miss your homelife. Being away and out of your usual surroundings can be frightening and uncomfortable for many people. You are experiencing homesickness. What is important to remember about homesickness is that everyone has it at one point during coll...

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

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 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 ...

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...

How to Make Mercer a Healthier School

How to Make Mercer a Healthier School

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Raise your hand if you applied to this school because you heard Mercer was the Ivy League of the South. Mercer, academically, is a rigorous school. It has been ranked in the top 15 percent of schools in North America by the Princeton Review. We’ve got Mercer on Mission, a Health Sciences Center and mu...

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Last issue, we gave you some tips on using the gym to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve tried a few of the suggestions but couldn’t get over the awkwardness of being a total beginner. If you’ve never been to the gym before, working out might make you feel uncomfortable. But wit...

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

The new year is here, and there is no better way to reinvent yourself for 2018 than to strive to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions do not often last. According to Statistic Brain, in Jan. 2017, only 9.2% of Americans felt they were successful in achieving their new year goals. After the end of an exciting holida...

Four signs you’re in a quarter-life crisis and what to do about it

Four signs you’re in a quarter-life crisis and what to do about it

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

You’ve probably never heard of a quarter-life crisis. Maybe a mid-life crisis, or a mid-semester crisis, but what struggles do we really face in the first quarter of our life? Good question: several. If you haven’t caught the drift, our 20s are defined as the most important first part of our lives.  Most 2...

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...

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...

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