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Arts & Culture


What I learned during my first semester of college

My first semester of college was surreal. I feel that part of me was still trying to wrap my head around the concept that I was on my own for the first time, regardless of the fact that I was still too young and inexperienced. After spending nearly two years in high school planning and hoping and waiting ...


Audio Story: Inside the Iowa Caucus

Mary Helene Hall traveled to Iowa with Mercer's special topics course on presidential primaries, communications and the media. She attended the Democratic caucuses Feb. 3.It’s the evening of February 3rd at Polk County, Iowa’s 311th and 312th precincts. About 800 people are in attendance, most ...


What are Macon’s best thrift stores?

Why thrift? Perhaps you are a storyteller, a collector of unique items with mystical origins. Maybe you’re environmentally-oriented and constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce your personal waste footprint. Or you just might be a college student in need of a wardrobe and dorm decor that won’t ...

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What you missed at the Grammys

This year’s 62nd Grammys was filled with acts that will not soon be forgotten. The event was held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 26. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, here are some of the highlights that you missed.  Kobe Bryant Tribute At the start of the awards ...


Easy chores to make adulting feel less daunting

College is a great experience, truly. It’s your first taste of real freedom! Your first time living away from your parents and getting to truly spread your wings and fly! Until you realize that keeping up a living space takes a lot more work than you ever knew. Sure, it’s easy to maintain a small ...


I tried intermittent fasting for three days

Intermittent fasting is a recent trend in the health and fitness circles that focuses on changing one’s eating patterns in some way in order to promote weight loss. One of the most well-known and popular methods is restricting yourself to only eating in a certain period of time, such as between 1 ...

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Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

For senior violin performance major Bronwyn James, music runs in the family. Her parents and her sister are classical musicians, and her father is “rapidly becoming one of the most respected teachers in the country,” James said. “We pretty much grew up at the symphony hall. The entire orchestra ...

Arts & Culture

Soundtrack to my life: Music for the highs and lows

Music has been a prominent aspect of my life ever since I was born. Its longevity continually impacts my outlook on the world, myself and the things around me. Without music, I’m unsure of how my life would be. It’s a new decade, a perfect time to reflect on the music that has been an integral part ...


Writing a dating app bio that’s actually good

College is a time when people experience a lot of “firsts” in their lives: the first college party, the first failing grade, maybe even the first time using a washing machine. For some people, college also includes their first time on a dating app.  Maybe you’ve been feeling lonely, struggling ...


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