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Moody Musings: Getting over the hump

Guess what time of the year it is? That’s probably not necessary because we’re feeling it, more than ever. It’s that time right after spring break that forces you to either question everything you did this semester or hold on to it. It’s the hump, and if we can make it over the hump, we can ...


Weekend trip ideas to take from Macon

Now that spring break has passed, there are only a couple holidays left before summer. Since May is two months away, a day or weekend trip would be the perfect thing to escape the hustle and bustle of classes. If you need a taste of summer now or just a break from endless classwork, here are some short ...

The Setonian

Let’s get this semester back on track

Soaking in the sunshine on a Florida beach with six more days of spring break looming ahead, it is easy to think of life in the abstract. You sip your lukewarm lemonade and resolve to be more organized, more driven, valedictorian of your class, CEO of a brilliant startup. You begin drafting your graduation ...

The Setonian

What to wear to Bearstock 2018

Bearstock—the music event of the season, the highlight of the semester, the Coachella of Middle Georgia—is almost here. So maybe it’s not as glamorous as the California desert, but it’s all we have. So, let’s savor it. And in true music industry fashion, it’s not who you are that matters. ...


Bear Bites: Minori’s Italian Ristorante

As much as I enjoy eating out in Macon, there are some restaurants in nearby towns that I just cannot help but try. Such was the case when I heard about the opening of a new family-style Italian restaurant opening up in Forsyth. At 22 W. Main St. in Forsyth, Georgia, Minori’s Italian Ristorante is ...


How to Make Mercer a Healthier School

Raise your hand if you applied to this school because you heard Mercer was the Ivy League of the South. Mercer, academically, is a rigorous school. It has been ranked in the top 15 percent of schools in North America by the Princeton Review. We’ve got Mercer on Mission, a Health Sciences Center and ...


Moody Musings: The importance of practicing Mindfulness

Every month, I try to set goals. It helps me reflect and recognize growth within myself, even if it’s just from a four-week span. For the month of March, I decided that I wanted to focus on mindfulness. I told myself that in March, I want to focus on appreciating the moments and the people who are ...


Plants you can grow in your dorm room

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year, partly due to all the plants that begin blooming. If you love plants but feel like they are hard to grow in your room, there are some plants out there that can thrive indoors. Here is a list of some of the best plants to grow in a dorm room so that ...


Saint Patrick and his Legacy

Saint Patrick’s Day—the spirited holiday celebrated by Irish and non-Irish patrons alike—is right around the corner. But, who is this Saint we annually commemorate with festive parades, pints of Guinness and green apparel?   Saint Patrick was born and raised in Britain until he was captured ...


Bear Bites: Momma Goldberg’s Deli

Mercer Landing has attracted new restaurants as well as local and national chains. For Mercer students, especially those living at the Lofts at Mercer Landing, restaurants in this prime location are always appealing. One such restaurant is the small chain Momma Goldberg’s Deli. Momma G’s has a ...


Bear Bites: The Green Plate Salad and Sandwich Shoppe

One of the greatest struggles of eating out for me as a college student is trying to find some place that is affordable, health conscious and also actually tastes good. Unfortunately, I often opt to sacrifice on the health conscious part when I am eating out. Finally, I do not have to make that sacrifice. ...


Three spring break trips on a college budget

Spring break can be so memorable for college students if they have the chance to travel with their friends. However, for most, trying to go on a great trip on a college budget poses a big problem. These are three cheaper trip ideas that are on a college budget and super fun! One thing to keep in mind ...


How to stay safe on campus

After countless lectures and motivational posters, college students can become desensitized to the importance of safety. But as these last few weeks have exemplified, someone's safety could be threatened in an instant. Though some outside factors cannot be controlled, it is a student’s responsibility ...


4 Tips for Feeling Comfortable at the Gym

Last issue, we gave you some tips on using the gym to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you’ve tried a few of the suggestions but couldn’t get over the awkwardness of being a total beginner. If you’ve never been to the gym before, working out might make you feel uncomfortable. But with ...


Bear Bites: Osaka Hibachi and Sushi

Since the completion of the Lofts at Mercer Landing, new restaurants have been seizing the opportunity to open in a location convenient to both students living in the lofts and those who do not mind the short walk from the Mercer football stadium. One of the newest additions is Osaka Hibachi and Sushi. [sidebar ...


Moody Musings: What’s Inspires You? with Perry Hicks

Junior chemistry major Perry Hicks wants to use her skills and her story to make the world a better place for others. During her first two years at Mercer, Hicks served as a member of the Student Government Association as a committee chair. She’s also a member of Common Ground, the gay-straight ...


How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day, which falls on the day before Valentine’s Day, all started in a 2010 episode of “Parks and Recreation.” This holiday was made famous by Leslie Knope, the star character of the show. In the episode, also entitled Galentine’s Day, Knope describes the day as, “the best day ...


10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Macon for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it can be very stressful trying to make the perfect reservation. There are so many options, and it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down which restaurants have the best reviews and the most reasonable prices. So to make your Valentine’s Day planning ...

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