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Moody Musings: “What Inspires You” with Kyle Bligen

Moody Musings: “What Inspires You” with Kyle Bligen

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Moody Musings, Showcase

One of the reasons I decided to tell stories, particularly those of others, is because I found that I was inspired by their journeys. I became a believer in examples and figured that if someone else can strive and do, then what’s stopping you and me? In this column, I am starting a new series, ...

Can’t stand your roommate? Here’s what you should do.

Can’t stand your roommate? Here’s what you should do.

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Don’t worry. It won’t be that bad, but it is a challenge—a challenge that needs to be conquered. Here are a few steps to help you overcome and, if necessary, move on from your roommate difficulties.

How to make a major change by changing your major

How to make a major change by changing your major

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

When you are going to college, many people like to ask, “What’s your major?” For some, the answer has been the same since the day they graduated high school, but for most, it has changed at least once throughout their college career.

Ten ways to save money in college

Ten ways to save money in college

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It might be your first year in college, but that doesn’t mean you have to make rookie mistakes.  Start the year off strong by getting serious about the way you spend money.  These ten tips will help you make smarter choices about your expenses and save a little money too.

Moody Musings: Freshman Advice from Upperclassmen

Moody Musings: Freshman Advice from Upperclassmen

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Moody Musings, Showcase

College has a way of showing us our true selves, but it takes us through some loops before that image becomes clear. Most Mercer students have seen tremendous growth in themselves since Bear Beginnings, and I wanted to give them a chance to give you some guidance on your journey. Here’s what they had to say.

Five ways to get reacclimated to Mercer

Five ways to get reacclimated to Mercer

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

August 21, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a fifth year senior, coming back to college after a long, relaxing summer can be a bit of a shock. Following these few simple steps can make the transition a little smoother.

New Year, New You: five ways to get involved on campus

New Year, New You: five ways to get involved on campus

Emily Harvey, Lead Writer

August 20, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The new school year means a fresh start for everyone on campus. Whether that means joining a Greek organization or trying out for a club sport, here are the five easy ways to get involved on campus this year.

About Moody Musings

About Moody Musings

August 11, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Moody Musings is something I'm extremely passionate about because it gives me the opportunity to help others through my craft. In the column, I offer advice, encouragement, inspiration and tips on issues that directly affect college students. Whether it's relationship advice, a finals week survival...

Should I eat a burger this Monday?

Should I eat a burger this Monday?

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

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


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

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


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

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

What happens when you snapchat and drive

What happens when you snapchat and drive

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Tech

Bored in class? Let’s take a picture of it. Snapchat has a new filter? Let’s test it out! It’s a habit almost everyone with a Snapchat is guilty of, including myself. And it’s a relatively harmless activity when you undermine your grades since you’re probably procrastinating. But once you take the Snapchat on the road, things can get deadly.

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