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How to Make Mercer a Healthier School

How to Make Mercer a Healthier School

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

How to survive cold and flu season

How to survive cold and flu season

Laurel Huster, Lead Writer

November 2, 2017

Unfortunately, it is getting to that point in the semester where everyone starts getting sick. With the weather getting colder, and students becoming more stressed with approaching finals, it seems like getting sick is inevitable. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy during cold and flu season so ...

Should I eat a burger this Monday?

Should I eat a burger this Monday?

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

Healthy living is not so much a diet, but rather a lifestyle. You can still have your burger, and eat it too — just not every day.

The Importance of a Support System

The Importance of a Support System

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

May 1, 2017

Sometimes, it’s hard to determine who exactly embodies what it means to be a supportive friend or family member. Here are some ways you can point them out, and from this, you can make sure that you’re playing the supportive role someone else needs in their life.

How to successfully get through Finals Week

How to successfully get through Finals Week

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017

Laurel Huster has some ideas for things you can do to make your finals week a bit more bearable.

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