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Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Blossom Onunekwu

March 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Being a college student is rough, and most times it’s not very healthy. We’re raised in a culture that honors exhaustion and overworking because it means that we’re “working towards something.” But this type of mentality isn’t sustainable. Here’s what to do when you feel like your majo...

The Heartdrive: How to take care of yourself during Spring break

The Heartdrive:  How to take care of yourself during Spring break

Blossom Onunekwu

March 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Can you smell the ocean? Spring break is right around the corner, which means parties, beaches, barbecuing and freedom. But as we know, too much of anything is not good for you. Vacations are a good place to let loose, but it is still important to be careful and aware of your surroundings. Here are ...

Mercer Professors Explain Danger Of Vaping

Mercer Professors Explain Danger Of Vaping

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Vaping is the new cigarette, it seems. Many college students enjoy the smell and sensation of vaping without the side effects of nicotine--or do they? Last year, vape companies were under fire when the FDA mandated them to stop advertising to teens. Does this mean that vaping isn’t healthy? There is a lot of conflicting evidence regarding the activity, so I asked a few public health ...

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

Blossom Onunekwu

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

In January, the World Health Organization listed the public and global health threats of 2019. Among them are threats you’ve heard of before: antimicrobial resistance, obesity, HIV and the flu. But this year, for 2019, there’s a new challenger: vaccine hesitancy. In the 21st century. It might...

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

Blossom Onunekwu

November 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive, The Heartdrive

Ah, Fortnite. Who doesn’t know about the free, addictive, hair-pulling online multiplayer game? The immersive shooting game might seem very childish and uninformative at face value, but it does teach us an important skill we need to learn this fall: the Dab. In the spirit of cultural appropriation, For...

The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

Blossom Onunekwu

November 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive, The Heartdrive

Content warning: The following article contains sensitive content involving suicide, depression and mental illness. Your parents probably warned you about the frat parties in college. They probably warned you about taking 8 a.m. classes (even when you kind of need them to graduate). But did anyone ...

The Heartdrive: Safer Sex 101

Blossom Onunekwu

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive, The Heartdrive

According to an article from the AJC, out of the most sexually diseased states, Georgia weighs in at No. 4. You can choose to stay abstinent to eliminate your risk of infection and pregnancy. But if you’ve decided that you’re physically and mentally prepared for sex, then you should be proactive...

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive, The Heartdrive

If you know anything about the internet and skincare, you might have caught wind of the sheet mask fad. You’ve probably stumbled upon the #selfcaresunday hashtag with men and women looking like mummies or have witnessed your favorite grocery store stocking up on sheet masks. The latest self...

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