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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...

Bear Bites: Oliver’s Corner Bistro

Bear Bites: Oliver’s Corner Bistro

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

In a bittersweet moment for Macon restaurant goers, the long-awaited return of Ginger Stir Fry was cut short by the restaurant being bought out by new owners. Ginger is officially closed, and taking its place is Oliver’s Corner Bistro. In the heart of downtown, the same avenue with established favor...

Four signs you’re in a quarter-life crisis and what to do about it

Four signs you’re in a quarter-life crisis and what to do about it

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

You’ve probably never heard of a quarter-life crisis. Maybe a mid-life crisis, or a mid-semester crisis, but what struggles do we really face in the first quarter of our life? Good question: several. If you haven’t caught the drift, our 20s are defined as the most important first part of our lives.  Most 2...

Why every undecided college student should take the Myers Briggs Personality Test

Why every undecided college student should take the Myers Briggs Personality Test

Hanna Oliveto, Contributing Writer

December 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

“College is a time when you find yourself” -  this is a phrase you have undoubtedly heard during your time at Mercer University. While once in awhile you may come across someone who has it all figured out, a large percentage of undergraduate students remain undecided or unsure of their major and th...

How to decorate for Christmas without getting fined by Res Life

How to decorate for Christmas without getting fined by Res Life

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

It is officially the Christmas season, which means it is time to decorate! Since a good bit of the holiday season for students is spent away from home, you can decorate your room instead. A lot of Christmas decor is easy to make and affordable. These decorating ideas will make your dorm feel festive whi...

Exam Week Tips and Tricks

Exam Week Tips and Tricks

Laurel Huster, Lead Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

There are two dreaded words every college student hates to hear: finals week. At the beginning of December, no one wants to be studying and writing papers. All students can think about is being at home, drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies. Here are a few tips and tricks that can hopefu...

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