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Four things that happen when you sneeze in your hands

Everyone sneezes. We could be suffering from allergies, a cold, or a dislodged spec of dust or sand in our nostrils. Nonetheless, when we sneeze, we also expel thousands of our own bodily fluids. We are taught to sneeze covering our mouths with our arms for a good reason: to prevent the spread of illnesses. ...


10 ways to be charitable in your everyday life

With fall already underway, a new season of giving has also just arrived. Busy schedules and complex lives often keep us away from participating in charitable activity. So, here are ten easy ways that we can all be charitable in our everyday life.   AmazonSmile Amazon, the online marketplace, ...


Bear Bites: Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

Tucked in between two gravel parking lots is an inconspicuous-looking building with an old sign reading, “Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant.” The inside was just what one might expect from any old seafood joint. Marianna Bacallao, another Cluster writer who came with me, described the small dining ...

Campus News

Sisters, Zombies, and Happy Endings

“We met at…” Sarah Maitland said. “Make it Mercer?” Amber Jablonski asked. “Make it Mercer,” Maitland confirmed.   “Don’t talk to strangers,” our parents told us when we still lived under their roofs. But if we don’t talk to strangers, how are we going to meet new people, ...


Moody Musings: Redirecting your focus

I was sitting in the UC when I overheard a group of students experiencing what seemed to be mild panic attacks about their upcoming schedules. There was a girl who kept expressing how afraid she was to take her next chemistry exam, her friend looked distraught as she listed every assignment she didn’t ...


Bear Bites: Grey Goose Players Club

It’s not easy to find a restaurant that can please everyone, but Grey Goose Players Club has a menu that can satisfy anyone from the everyday chicken finger lover to an exciting flavor seeker. Just a quick 10-minute drive from Mercer’s campus, this tavern may appear to be a country club serving ...


Bear Bites: Laniers

When we arrived at Laniers Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., we expected to find another crowded downtown restaurant, bustling with servers and patrons. The tale of Laniers is accurately told with what we actually found: an empty restaurant, save for a waiter and a cook watching the football game and chatting ...


10 Things to do besides wait in line at Which Wich

Which Wich is the campus’ latest installment in the food business. Dubbed as awesome, delicious and “way better than Subway” by junior Anthony McMillan, this sandwich shop has stolen the hearts of many Mercer Bears in just a short period of time. If only waiting in line was that quick as well. The ...


A simple guide to the game of football

Have you ever gone to a friend’s house to watch football or worse, gone to an actual football game, and pretended to be excited, but you really didn't know what was going on in the game? Have you ever wanted to host a tailgate and not known what to do? Here are some things you need to know ...


Pokémon GO gets people outside and engaged

When Pokémon GO came out this July, Andrew Buff was quick to jump on the wagon. He’s a computer engineering student at Mercer that was staying close to campus over the summer. Buff said that one night, on the way back from dinner, he came across a large group of people gathered in a strange spot ...


Bear Bites: Kudzu Seafood Company

While Macon may be landlocked, you can still find good seafood downtown in the form of southern coastal inspired Kudzu Seafood Company. The restaurant opened in January of 2015 and has become a lunch spot for those searching for a quick bite of fresh seafood.   The Good: Fried Crawfish Boudin If ...


Easy residence hall recipes for the busy college student

If you’re sick of the caf every day like the rest of us, take matters into your own hands right from your dorm. Some of these easy recipes need a kitchen, others just a microwave — and maybe some dorm room improvising. Just try not to set off the fire alarm (again).   Microwave Nutella Cake ...


Dorm DIY: 5 ways to make those four walls feel like home

The school year is in full swing again, and many students are already wondering how to outfit their dorms to match some of the comforts of home. Here are a few craft ideas for students who want to give their dorm decorations a personal touch. Washi Tape Art Gallery Frames can be expensive and hard ...


Tips to stay sane this school year

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition for returning students can be just as tough. Just like that, we’re back to caf-eating, summer ...


20 great food stops in Macon

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears. The methods of preparation and presentation are creative expressions influenced by time and place, ...


Get out and have some fun in Macon this summer

    Within the next few days, many of you will say goodbye to your Mercer friends for the summer. But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to having fun. If you’re staying in Macon for the break, here are a few activities to check out: May 11 Corks & Canvas If you love wine ...


Bear Bites: El Camino

El Camino, touted as Macon’s first and only authentic taqueria and cantina, is a delightful deviation from the Moonhanger Group’s other popular establishments. The lively, tavern-esque Rookery; the farm-to-table fine-dining Dovetail; and the historic H&H have found their formidable fourth. Though ...

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