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Alternative albums you missed this summer

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2020

This summer was a boon for fans of alternative music as artists worldwide dropped new albums. Here are four of the best records from summer 2020 to add to your playlist.

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2020

COVID-19 has forced students to adapt in many different ways this year. Zoom has become a classroom for many, housing may be different for some and internships went remote. Students who intended on interning during the summer didn’t anticipate a pandemic or the effects it would have on their experience and possible job opportunities in the future. 

Mental health in the time of COVID: Tired, lonely and unmotivated….oh my! 

Mental health in the time of COVID: Tired, lonely and unmotivated….oh my! 

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer

August 21, 2020

Mental health struggles in the time of COVID-19 are something that is hard to explain, but it’s something many, if not all of us, have felt. The desperation for a return to normalcy, the feeling of being exhausted even when we’ve done nothing and the isolation from so many people takes a toll. 

Five summer fashion trends to try this year

Macda Hailu (left) and Marcela Gaylen (right) wear leopard print and colorful scrunchies. Photo by Suzanna Arul

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

August 15, 2019

As the school year gets started, it’s the perfect time to switch up your style. Here's a look at what summer 2019 had to offer for fashion inspiration.

What were the bears up to this summer?

Joshua Dupaty, a fourth-year biomedical engineering major, spent his summer participating in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where he received an honorable mention for an outstanding oral presentation at the conference. Photo courtesy of Joshua Dupaty

Mahima Sultan, Lifestyle & Opinions Editor

August 14, 2019

Over the summer, the bears left the den for three months — but what exactly were they up to during this time?

Five summer 2019 films you won’t want to miss

Five summer 2019 films you won't want to miss

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 23, 2019

There are many more great films coming out this summer, so this is just a taste of what’s to come. Be sure to catch these movies if you want to beat the heat for a few hours.

Post-graduation plans take over students’ minds, professors excited that school is out for summer

Rebecca Reed

April 26, 2011

Every year Mercer students and faculty have a set of post-graduation plans. This year, while graduating students are leaving after their four years here, a few teachers are also taking sabbaticals. Senior Rachel Velie plans to relax this summer before continuing her education. “I plan to take the summer...

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