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The cast of the play “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Support local artists: COVID-19 creates new opportunities for Theatre Macon

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer September 24, 2020
Theatre Macon, located in downtown Macon, is set to showcase “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” as a virtual performance Sept. 17-20. 
Experts say that half an hour on reputable news sites 
should be enough time for you to get the scoop.

Here’s how to unplug while staying informed

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief September 23, 2020
It’s helpful to limit our consumption of news and social media during such a tumultuous time, but it’s not realistic just to tune out all news and pretend the stressors don’t exist. Here are a few ways to stay informed while managing your mental health.
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A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020
Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 
How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer September 12, 2020
COVID-19 has forced students to adapt in many different ways this year. Zoom has become a classroom for many, housing may be different for some and internships went remote. Students who intended on interning during the summer didn’t anticipate a pandemic or the effects it would have on their experience and possible job opportunities in the future. 
The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 

The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer September 11, 2020

In the early days of quarantine, Chloe Ting became a social media juggernaut. She skyrocketed to acclaim with her Two Week Shred Challenge, a fitness program promising ab development and weight loss in...

A student begins to prepare a boxed rice dish using her rice cooker.

Six meals to make in your dorm room

Oneeka Kohli, Contributing Writer September 10, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the way we go about otherwise mundane tasks. If the pandemic  has made you wary of frequent visits to the dining halls and other on-campus dining options, here are six fun meals that you can easily make in your dorm room, ensuring you keep yourself and others safe.
The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

Suicide Prevention Month: Helping others through understanding and education

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer September 9, 2020
World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10 and was created in order to provide an opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and how it impacts so many.
The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions

The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer August 23, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has made many traditional college operations come to a screeching halt, resulting in many institutions allowing prospective students to apply to schools with or without standardized test scores, but the question still remains: should schools still consider test scores during the pandemic or waive them altogether? One must consider the pros and cons of the entire situation and why this choice should be entirely up to the student.
A student wears her mask.

Wear your mask, but make it fashion

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer August 22, 2020
Here are three tips to make sure your mask will never disappoint in keeping you safe and trendy.
Mental health in the time of COVID: Tired, lonely and unmotivated….oh my! 

Mental health in the time of COVID: Tired, lonely and unmotivated….oh my! 

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer August 21, 2020
Mental health struggles in the time of COVID-19 are something that is hard to explain, but it’s something many, if not all of us, have felt. The desperation for a return to normalcy, the feeling of being exhausted even when we’ve done nothing and the isolation from so many people takes a toll. 
The Juneteenth flag was first raised in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, by designer Ben Haith, according to the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation.

Juneteenth: What is it and how can we commemorate it?

Chance Allen, Lead Writer June 19, 2020
The enslaved were “free” as the Emancipation Proclamation was finalized in 1863, but it wasn’t until two and a half years later that it was actually celebrated and implemented within society.
How to stay busy during a quarantine

How to stay busy during a quarantine

Chance Allen, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 and everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, it’s important to still keep the same pace that we did when we weren’t in quarantine. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself busy and focused.
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