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Mercer student becomes a lifestyle blogger

Meet Ebonye Smith: second-year electrical engineering major, golfer of 10 years, orange juice and dystopian novel addict and lifestyle blogger. And she’s only just getting started.  Self-described as witty, sassy and genuine, Smith has been blogging since the summer after her senior year of high ...


Five tips to surviving concert camping

Camping before a concert is one of the best parts of the experience, but it is also one of the hardest. It is very easy to slip up and forget some of the most important things until you get there, and you’ll have to pay a lot more for what you need. Since it is so easy to forget what you need, here ...


I tried Bumble BFF for a week. Here’s what happened

Known for its quirky profile questions and “progressive” women-message-first philosophy, Bumble has become a favorite for users searching for a little more depth than apps like Tinder. What users may not know is that Bumble has features outside of the dating world. Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz are ...


How to become more news literate on social media 

Fake news is an industry. It has exploded in size since the 2016 election, partially because of the distrust in journalism encouraged by current political powers. Every time a grandma clicks on a fake story about a man who says he hates Christians and then clicks on an ad that says “people born in ...


Clusterscopes: It’s time to drive your ambitions home

Welcome to Clusterscopes, a biweekly tarotscopes column. I’ll pull a tarot card for each sign of the zodiac to help guide you through the next two weeks. Remember, astrology goes deeper than your Sun sign — the one associated with your birthday. Each planet or major celestial body corresponds to ...


How to make it feel like fall in Macon

Each student at Mercer is probably familiar with brochures that boast the glorious autumns of Macon. With the red-bricked buildings blending beautifully with the surrounding orange leaves and the happy students meandering campus in their boots and cardigans, it all seems too good to be true… Well, ...


The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December, and no Saturdays are bigger than home games. Mercer’s campus truly comes to life whenever the Bears ...


What it's really like to be a twin

When people find out I’m a twin, I always get the same questions and reactions. “Oh my gosh, can you feel each other's pain? Can you read each other's minds?”  The answer is always no, of course.  As we get older, the questions have evolved into more mature versions with the same idea. “Why ...


Clusterscopes: A beginner’s guide to tarot

As astrology has hit the mainstream, from horoscopes in Cosmopolitan to apps like Co-Star and Astro Guide, tarot card readings have also grown in popularity. Tarot readers looking for cards used to be limited to metaphysical shops and certain Etsy stores, but today, major retailers like Urban Outfitters ...


My story with birth control

I started taking birth control after my first ever trip to the gynecologist. I went in looking for answers to the typical questions: Why does penetration hurt? Why does my period feel like the scene in “Prometheus” when Noomi Rapace births an alien? It felt like I only received one question back: ...


How to stay fab on a budget in Macon

We all want to look our best, but being decked out in the hottest fashion trends can be expensive. You can look like a star without breaking your budget if you follow these five simple tips.  Thrift shop  One man's discarded yellow sweater is another man’s whole new look. Thrift stores are a good ...


Mercer student starts Instagram business: JeweledbyAQ 

Mercer junior Alexis Quarcoo, the owner of an Instagram shop known as JeweledbyAQ, has been making jewelry since the summer before her sophomore year.  She started after her aunt took a jewelry-making class and offered to show her what she had learned.  “I just kind of fell in love with it. I ...

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