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Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

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

10 ways to be charitable in your everyday life

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

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

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

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

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

Sisters, Zombies, and Happy Endings

Anisah Muhmammed, Contributing Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Lifestyle

“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

Moody Musings: Redirecting your focus

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

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

Bear Bites: Grey Goose Players Club

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

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

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

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

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

Bear Bites: Laniers

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

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
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

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....

A simple guide to the game of football

A simple guide to the game of football

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

Have you ever gone to a friend’s house to watch football or worse, gone to an actual football game, and pretended to be excited, but you really didn't know what was going on in the game? Have you ever wanted to host a tailgate and not known what to do? Here are some things you need to know to...

Pokémon GO gets people outside and engaged

Pokémon GO gets people outside and engaged

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
September 6, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle

When Pokémon GO came out this July, Andrew Buff was quick to jump on the wagon. He’s a computer engineering student at Mercer that was staying close to campus over the summer. Buff said that one night, on the way back from dinner, he came across a large group of people gathered in a strange spot...

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