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Are all sugars created equally? No.

Are all sugars created equally? No.

Blossom Onunekwe, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Look at the back of every drink that’s not water and most times you’ll find sugar. And you’ll probably find a lot of it. Sugar has been ingrained in the American diet for ages. When kids behave properly in school, what do we give them? When it’s someone’s birthday and we don’t know wha...

5 Ways to Cope with Stress

5 Ways to Cope with Stress

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Stress is great. It’s a hormone that reminds that you’re alive and kicking, but too much of everything is a bad thing. So, what’s a college student to do to manage their stress levels in college?

4 Ways to Make More Time to Work out this Semester

4 Ways to Make More Time to Work out this Semester

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

You’ve made enough excuses. Here’s how to make time.

Moody Musings: How to Keep New Year Resolutions

Moody Musings: How to Keep New Year Resolutions

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

February 3, 2017

Starting the year off with an ambitious spirit always feels like the right and only way to do it, but once we settle into our schedules, it’s almost inevitable to forget where we started.

Business Spotlight: CrossFit AOA

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

“When we’re young, we trade health for wealth. When we’re old, we trade wealth for health," Minter said.

Get better skin: use oils on your face!

Get better skin: use oils on your face!

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

January 31, 2017

"A year ago, if you had told me to cleanse my oily skin by slathering more oil over my pores, I would have laughed. But, this method is tried and true. "

Moody Musings: Finals Week Survival Guide

Moody Musings: Finals Week Survival Guide

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

If you take the right steps before and throughout the week, you’ll have the perfect recipe for a successful finals week.

How to get motivated to exercise in the winter

How to get motivated to exercise in the winter

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

It’s finally getting cold in Georgia, and as the temperature goes down, so does motivation. Winter, warm blankets, and comfy clothing are all associated with the urge to sit down and do nothing productive. It’s the reason “chilling” means exactly that. But the cold season, home to many holidays a...

How to feel less guilty on Thanksgiving

How to feel less guilty on Thanksgiving

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving is the day everyone cheats on their diets. An array of food lines the dining table, and you don’t want anyone’s hard work going down the drain, so you eat everything. Then, the next day, you beat yourself up about it because you ate unhealthily. You don’t have to stuff yourself full eve...

No time to eat? Here are the best and worst nutrition bars on campus.

No time to eat? Here are the best and worst nutrition bars on campus.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2016

Sometimes school gets in the way of everything important in life—especially eating. With demanding teachers and extracurricular, you may be too busy to sit down and replenish your brain and body with food. Luckily, you can temporarily feed yourself off of the nutrition bars Mercer’s P.O.D sells. Th...

Women in Medicine Celebration to host events throughout February

Women in Medicine Celebration to host events throughout February

Slayten Carter, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

This year, Mercer University’s School of Medicine (MUSM) is celebrating their tenth annual “Women in Medicine” Celebration. Despite the exclusive name, the Women in Medicine Celebration is open to all Mercer faculty, staff, and students. MUSM encourages the Macon community to participate in th...

Modern Day Snake Oil Salesmen

Modern Day Snake Oil Salesmen

March 15, 2015

You can hardly log onto social media without seeing a post regarding weight loss. Promoters claim they will make you fit for the summer season by way of body wraps, 24 day cleanses, and popping magic fat burning pills that boast no research to back their claims. However, fad diets are not new. As early...

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