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How to Be Safe Around Alcohol

How to Be Safe Around Alcohol
April 22, 2019

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an awareness month especially relevant for college students. Between exams and pop quizzes and presentations, many of us take advantage of every party and getaway to loosen...

How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

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March 27, 2019

Once we cross that stage, not everything is as routine as the four years we’ve been here. You may or may not have a job you like. You may or may not have a job period. You might not talk to your friends...

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

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you
March 14, 2019

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.”...

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

The Heartdrive:  How to take care of yourself during Spring break
March 2, 2019

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...

Mercer Professors Explain Danger Of Vaping

February 12, 2019

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 Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe
January 29, 2019

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...

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall
November 17, 2018

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...

The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

November 11, 2018

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...

The Heartdrive: Safer Sex 101

October 8, 2018

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...

Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

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September 22, 2018

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...

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