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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

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My story with birth control

I started taking birth control after my first ever trip to the gynecologist. I went in looking for answers to the typical questions: Why does penetration hurt? Why does my period feel like the scene in “Prometheus” when Noomi Rapace births an alien? It felt like I only received one question back: ...


How to stay fab on a budget in Macon

We all want to look our best, but being decked out in the hottest fashion trends can be expensive. You can look like a star without breaking your budget if you follow these five simple tips.  Thrift shop  One man's discarded yellow sweater is another man’s whole new look. Thrift stores are a good ...

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What you missed at Music Midtown

Music Midtown is the time of year when thousands of music lovers swarm Piedmont Park in Atlanta for a weekend full of music from today’s most popular artists. This year, the festival showcased artists from all the likes — Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, you name it, they were probably there. Here’s ...

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Artists you should be listening to

Since the beginning of this year, there have been a plethora of new musical artists sharing their remarkable talents with the world. From Lil Nas X to Raveena, each artist has their own unique style and cater to fans from all walks of life. Whether your musical taste varies from alternative and country, ...

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Growing “podcast culture” on Mercer’s campus

If you’ve ever drained your phone battery listening to hours of Beyoncé or playing endless games of Candy Crush, you may need to put your phone down. But before you take a break from your phone, hear me out, and listen to a podcast. Podcasts are becoming very popular in the entertainment industry, ...

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The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Musicians and groups evolve. Bob Dylan controversially transitioned from a guitar-plucking folk artist to a rock-and-roller, Elton John from gritty piano-bluesman to bubble-gum pop singer and Beyonce from R&B princess to flaming Hip-Hop diva. The 1975, a British pop-rock group, are embracing the ...


Mercer student starts Instagram business: JeweledbyAQ 

Mercer junior Alexis Quarcoo, the owner of an Instagram shop known as JeweledbyAQ, has been making jewelry since the summer before her sophomore year.  She started after her aunt took a jewelry-making class and offered to show her what she had learned.  “I just kind of fell in love with it. I ...

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American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

The iconic blue American Idol bus drove into town on Aug. 23 and parked outside of the Macon City Auditorium. Macon has a rich musical history — with people like Otis Redding and The Allman Brothers Band coming out of Macon — so it is no surprise to locals that the popular show chose this Middle ...


How to avoid gaining the "Freshman Fifteen"

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.  Keep it cool  Oftentimes when we begin to fall into unhealthy habits, it's because we are stressed about ...


Five summer fashion trends to try this year

This summer offered up a lot of new trends. As the school year gets started, it’s the perfect time to switch up your style. Here are five summer fashion trends that you should try this school year. Tie-Dye This summer there were tons of runways and celebrities, such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, ...


Mercer Fresh Prints changes the game

“Shirt just got real.”  No, really. That’s the slogan for Mercer’s newest apparel distributor, Mercer Fresh Prints. Step aside Custom Ink, move along Clip Art, there’s a new apparel company in town.  Fresh Prints is a custom apparel company that was founded in 2009 by two sophomores in ...

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