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Coronavirus


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Campus News

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Students set to graduate from Mercer with bachelor’s, graduate or law degrees this May will have traditional commencement ceremonies in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the university. The commencement for Mercer School of Medicine graduates will take place virtually in May. “We ...

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Lifestyle

How to stay busy during a quarantine

With the spread of COVID-19 and everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, it’s important to still keep the same pace that we did when we weren’t in quarantine. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself busy and focused during the quarantine. Make a schedule or to-do list This may work ...

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Lifestyle

A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stabilization plan, the largest of its kind in United States history, to provide relief to the Americans facing sudden unemployment or under-employment during the COVID-19 response. Most American adults will receive up to $1200 via direct deposit, ...

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Sports

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball has shut down all of its operations, canceling spring training and delaying opening day indefinitely. This is necessary, of course, but still a heartbreaker for diehard baseball fans everywhere. It may be even more heartbreaking, however, for ...

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Arts & Culture

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

During this period of self-isolation, many of us are finding hours of entertainment on Netflix, TikTok and online games — and who can blame us? While TV-binging is tons of fun, now is also a good time to get your hands on a new creative hobby. Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, ...

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Sports

How game cancellations affect student athletes

We endured a grueling eight months of pushing our bodies to the breaking point day after day, all with one common goal in mind: to be ready for the tennis season, and to capitalize on the opportunity to claim a conference championship for your school and your seniors.  Except, this work and preparation ...

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Lifestyle

Clusterscopes: Uplifting messages for trying times

Let’s keep this issue’s intro short and sweet. We all know what’s happening. We’ve been practicing social distancing and adjusting to online classes. The news cycle is full of scary statistics. We don’t know how long any of this will last. The world feels confusing and uncertain.  It’s ...

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Arts & Culture

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

As the majority of us are stuck in quarantine, practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, here is a playlist to get you through the boredom and uncertainty you may be experiencing. Warning: it contains explicit language. “Lovers Rock” - TV Girl TV Girl is an artist ...

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Lifestyle

Tips for online classes during the COVID-19 response

Mercer University President Bill Underwood announced March 15 that classes would be suspended until March 23 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Additionally, students no longer have the option to attend classes in-person. The university has moved to online learning until ...

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Lifestyle

How to manage coronavirus anxiety

To top off a semester that was already challenging for many of us, Mercer University has made the contentious decision to move to remote learning until at least April 3. In the midst of a global pandemic that’s causing lockdowns and panic-shopping and mandating social isolation, we have to navigate ...

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Sports

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become a growing concern in the United States. As of March 13, there have been around 1,600 cases in America, according to the New York Times. The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports ...


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