Mercer Cluster

Bear Bites: The Green Plate Salad and Sandwich Shoppe

Bear Bites: The Green Plate Salad and Sandwich Shoppe

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

One of the greatest struggles of eating out for me as a college student is trying to find some place that is affordable, health conscious and also actually tastes good. Unfortunately, I often opt to sacrifice on the health conscious part when I am eating out. Finally, I do not have to make that sacrific...

Three spring break trips on a college budget

Three spring break trips on a college budget

Laurel Huster, Opinions and Lifestyle

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Spring break can be so memorable for college students if they have the chance to travel with their friends. However, for most, trying to go on a great trip on a college budget poses a big problem. These are three cheaper trip ideas that are on a college budget and super fun! One thing to keep in...

How to stay safe on campus

How to stay safe on campus

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

After countless lectures and motivational posters, college students can become desensitized to the importance of safety. But as these last few weeks have exemplified, someone's safety could be threatened in an instant. Though some outside factors cannot be controlled, it is a student’s responsibil...

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Last issue, we gave you some tips on using the gym to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve tried a few of the suggestions but couldn’t get over the awkwardness of being a total beginner. If you’ve never been to the gym before, working out might make you feel uncomfortable. But wit...

Bear Bites: Osaka Hibachi and Sushi

Bear Bites: Osaka Hibachi and Sushi

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Since the completion of the Lofts at Mercer Landing, new restaurants have been seizing the opportunity to open in a location convenient to both students living in the lofts and those who do not mind the short walk from the Mercer football stadium. One of the newest additions is Osaka Hibachi and Sushi. ...

Moody Musings: What’s Inspires You? with Perry Hicks

Moody Musings: What’s Inspires You? with Perry Hicks

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Junior chemistry major Perry Hicks wants to use her skills and her story to make the world a better place for others. During her first two years at Mercer, Hicks served as a member of the Student Government Association as a committee chair. She’s also a member of Common Ground, the gay-straight all...

How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Galentine’s Day, which falls on the day before Valentine’s Day, all started in a 2010 episode of “Parks and Recreation.” This holiday was made famous by Leslie Knope, the star character of the show. In the episode, also entitled Galentine’s Day, Knope describes the day as, “the best day of ...

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Macon for Valentine’s Day

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Macon for Valentine’s Day

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it can be very stressful trying to make the perfect reservation. There are so many options, and it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down which restaurants have the best reviews and the most reasonable prices. So to make your Valentine’s Day planning...

How to get better grades without studying

How to get better grades without studying

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” But if you’ve studied for hours on tests, only to get an F, you probably aren’t. The truth is, there are multiple evidence-based practices you can use to improve your memory, concentration and encoding skills to help your gr...

How to dress for the winter in Macon

How to dress for the winter in Macon

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

After years of debating whether or not I would like to live in a predominately cold climate, it’s official; I want nothing to do with the cold. For the past few years, Georgia has barely experienced what could be classified as cold weather, so I started to forget what it even feels like to be cold. ...

Moody Musings: Sustaining productive energy

Moody Musings: Sustaining productive energy

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

We have made it to a brand new year and a brand new semester. Regardless of how consistent people are with claiming the new year to be their year or the year that completely transforms them, their proclamation could, in fact, be true. This could be the year for you too. Whether this is the year tha...

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

The new year is here, and there is no better way to reinvent yourself for 2018 than to strive to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions do not often last. According to Statistic Brain, in Jan. 2017, only 9.2% of Americans felt they were successful in achieving their new year goals. After the end of an exciting holida...

The student news site of Mercer University
Lifestyle