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The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 

The summer of Chloe Ting: How quarantine changed fitness for Mercer students 

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2020

In the early days of quarantine, Chloe Ting became a social media juggernaut. She skyrocketed to acclaim with her Two Week Shred Challenge, a fitness program promising ab development and weight loss in two weeks. Fourteen million YouTube subscribers flocked to Ting.  TikTok’s #chloetingchallenge, which is com...

Suicide Prevention Month: Helping others through understanding and education

The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10 and was created in order to provide an opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and how it impacts so many.

New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate

New COVID-19 restrictions transform how campus organizations operate

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

August 21, 2020

For many clubs on Mercer’s campus, the coronavirus pandemic has presented all sorts of new and never-before-seen challenges, adding significant unknowns for clubs organizing events and activities that would be uncomplicated under regular circumstances. 

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

July 22, 2020

What happens when a university opens in a pandemic? Apparently, Mercer University plans to find out.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate floor.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Pearson said he’ll be hosting a public question-and-answer session in the Connell Student Center lobby on March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

I tried intermittent fasting for three days

I tried intermittent fasting for three days

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Regardless of my own experience with it, the premise of it is that someone restricts their eating in odd ways to try to be “healthier.” It concerns me that this is another unhealthy fad masquerading as a legitimate way to be healthier.

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Audio Story: What is Pharmabox, and where did it come from?

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The machine, which is located on the 24-hour floor, is a Pharmabox, and it contains items ranging from over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, batteries and vitamins, as well as sexual health, feminine hygiene, eye care and dental health products. 

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

November 25, 2019

The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?

This year’s flu vaccine is only 29% effective. Here’s why you still need to get that shot

Georgia Public Broadcasting reported that the 2019-2020 shot is only 29% effective. However, the CDC says some coverage is better than none, and last year’s vaccine prevented an estimated 40,000 to 90,000 hospitalizations despite being no more than 32% effective.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 23, 2019

When enough people in a community are vaccinated against a disease, it can’t travel as easily from person to person, and the entire community is less likely to catch it. This phenomenon is called herd immunity, and it helps keep everyone safe.

My story with birth control

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office On Women’s Health, hormonal birth control can be broken down into two subtypes: long-acting reversible contraceptives and short-acting hormonal methods.

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

September 26, 2019

Although I came in feeling like a strong woman taking charge of her health, I immediately felt like a teenage girl being warned not to get pregnant. My doctor took me through a birth control tour unprompted, showing off an IUD like a brand new Mercedes. I said I would think about it.

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

A freshman steps on her scale.

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

September 9, 2019

In the presence of a stressful academic life and thriving social life, it can be hard to make sure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Here are five ways to avoid the freshman 15.

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