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Bear Bites on the map

Bear Bites on the map

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

October 30, 2016

Looking for a new restaurant to try? The Cluster has done the taste tests for you -- and we have all the juicy details. Explore Macon's local restaurants through the map below as well as our Bear Bites column. ...

Three Halloween treats to make in your dorm

Witch Brooms are a fun and easy treat to make without a kitchen.

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016

Forgetting that you don’t actually have a kitchen, you volunteered to make Halloween treats for the people who live on your hall this season. Instead of settling for store bought cookies, these three easy, spooky and dorm-friendly recipes are sure to impress everyone.   Witch Brooms This is probably the easiest tr...

Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Thinking of sneezing into your hand? Don't.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016

Everyone sneezes. We could be suffering from allergies, a cold, or a dislodged spec of dust or sand in our nostrils. Nonetheless, when we sneeze, we also expel thousands of our own bodily fluids. We are taught to sneeze covering our mouths with our arms for a good reason: to prevent the spread of illnes...

10 ways to be charitable in your everyday life

Donating food to a food bank or spare change to a charity via CoinStar are just two of many easy ways to give back to the community.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

With fall already underway, a new season of giving has also just arrived. Busy schedules and complex lives often keep us away from participating in charitable activity. So, here are ten easy ways that we can all be charitable in our everyday life.   AmazonSmile Amazon, the online market...

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Chicken finger plate with battered fries and giant hushpuppies, served with homemade honey mustard and ranch sauces. Everything on this huge plate was fried to a perfect crisp.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Tucked in between two gravel parking lots is an inconspicuous-looking building with an old sign reading, “Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant.” The inside was just what one might expect from any old seafood joint. Marianna Bacallao, another Cluster writer who came with me, described the small dining ar...

How to avoid the Freshman 15 when Panda Express is in the UC

Panda Express has become a popular food option at Mercer, but there have been concerns about how healthy the food is.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2016

This year, Mercer University decided to further diversify its dining options by introducing Panda Express. While some were ecstatic to chow down on teriyaki chicken and fried rice, others who might have opted for a veggie burger at the old Burger Studio were disappointed. With fried rice and a generous ...

Sisters, Zombies, and Happy Endings

Justis Ward climbing the tower of the administration building, 2015-2016 school year.

Anisah Muhmammed, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2016

“We met at…” Sarah Maitland said. “Make it Mercer?” Amber Jablonski asked. “Make it Mercer,” Maitland confirmed.   “Don’t talk to strangers,” our parents told us when we still lived under their roofs. But if we don’t talk to strangers, how are we going to meet n...

Moody Musings: Redirecting your focus

Freshman Alyssa Lorenzen reads out on Cruz Plaza after taking her psychology exam.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

I was sitting in the UC when I overheard a group of students experiencing what seemed to be mild panic attacks about their upcoming schedules. There was a girl who kept expressing how afraid she was to take her next chemistry exam, her friend looked distraught as she listed every assignment she didn’t t...

Bear Bites: Grey Goose Players Club

The Players Club Brisket Burger: ground brisket, jalapeno bacon, smoked cheddar, spinach, tomato, and horseradish sauce. Interesting flavors and textures. Served with crispy sweet potato fries.

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2016

It’s not easy to find a restaurant that can please everyone, but Grey Goose Players Club has a menu that can satisfy anyone from the everyday chicken finger lover to an exciting flavor seeker. Just a quick 10-minute drive from Mercer’s campus, this tavern may appear to be a country club serving po...

Moody Musings: 4 ways to practice self-care in under 30 minutes

Sophomore Danielle Richey having some fun at Mercer CURE's snowball fight.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

It’s 2 a.m., your head’s buried in a book. You’ve had nothing but junk food to eat, and you have no idea how you’re going to get up and make it through your class in the morning. You’ve reached the point where being tired or feeling lethargic is just a part of who you are, and your weeks are...

Bear Bites: Laniers

Fair Lady Monterey Chicken, smothered in cheese, onions, and mushrooms, and onion rings and fries. The chicken was tender, the fries crunchy, and the onion rings great all around.

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2016

When we arrived at Laniers Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., we expected to find another crowded downtown restaurant, bustling with servers and patrons. The tale of Laniers is accurately told with what we actually found: an empty restaurant, save for a waiter and a cook watching the football game and chatting ...

10 Things to do besides wait in line at Which Wich

10 Things to do besides wait in line at Which Wich

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016

Which Wich is the campus’ latest installment in the food business. Dubbed as awesome, delicious and “way better than Subway” by junior Anthony McMillan, this sandwich shop has stolen the hearts of many Mercer Bears in just a short period of time. If only waiting in line was that quick as well....

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