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Well over half -- 65% -- of Americans have their first sexual encounter by the age of 18, according to reproductive rights group Guttmacher Institute. But in a country where high school sexual education classes usually fail to include key issues such as consent, contraception, general sexual wellness ...

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Making the most out of your Instant Pot

Like many college students, my food budget is somewhat limited. So when Instant Pots first started getting popular, I was skeptical. They cost between $50 and $100, and I couldn’t see them being very useful. I assumed that it would just take up the already limited space in my dorm. However, after ...


Finding inspiration after losing it

Living in a world permeated by COVID-19 has affected many areas of our lives. Our health, education and occupations have changed in some capacity, making many of us wonder what is next. This sort of questioning has affected the way in which many people go about their lives. Uncertainty leads to a lack ...


Trying TikTok recipes in a college dorm

I have always been fascinated by TikTok chefs. The 60-second video limit means the dishes come together in an instant through the magic of time-lapse videos and jump cuts, and I can’t get enough. This week, I decided to move from just watching TikTok recipes to actually trying some. Here are three ...


Black-owned businesses on Mercer's campus you need to buy from

Black History Month is not just for commemorating the history of Black America. This is a month of honor, allowing us to showcase the raw, intricate and prominent beauty of blackness. It’s important that within this month we acknowledge and support Black people, and one way of doing that is by supporting ...


Mercer community gathers to reach a ‘middle ground’

Over the past year, political tensions in America have been notably high. From the civil rights protests of summer 2020, to November’s historic Presidential election, to former President Donald Trump’s fervent attempts to refuse a smooth transition of power, there’s a lot to discuss. Most recently ...


Tips and tricks for wearing makeup with a face mask

At the start of COVID-19, the United States saw the introduction of face masks as a means to stop the spread of coronavirus. Masks have since become  a new fashion item. Masks are now being used to represent organizations, trends and personal style.  With the rise of mask-wearing, individuals everywhere ...


Tips for a zero-waste student life

As our beautiful Earth becomes more polluted every day with unimaginable amounts of trash, a zero-waste lifestyle can be crucial in helping save it. But what exactly is the zero-waste lifestyle?  The main goal of this revolutionary way of life is not to just recycle, but to reduce the need to even ...


What to do if you want to change your major

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 80% of college students will change their major on average at least three times. If you’re considering changing your major, you’re in good company! Before you commit, however, here are some things to consider. Think about why you ...


Four ways to style Chelsea boots

With it officially being the marvelous season that is fall, many things are changing: the weather, leaves and perhaps most importantly, the fashion. Since the fall is a little bit chillier than the summer and spring months, it makes for the best time to bust out boots. My favorite type of boots to wear ...

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