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How to avoid gaining the "Freshman Fifteen"

In the presence of a stressful academic life and thriving social life, it can be hard to make sure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Here are five ways to avoid the freshman 15.  Keep it cool  Oftentimes when we begin to fall into unhealthy habits, it's because we are stressed about ...


Five summer fashion trends to try this year

This summer offered up a lot of new trends. As the school year gets started, it’s the perfect time to switch up your style. Here are five summer fashion trends that you should try this school year. Tie-Dye This summer there were tons of runways and celebrities, such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, ...


Mercer Fresh Prints changes the game

“Shirt just got real.”  No, really. That’s the slogan for Mercer’s newest apparel distributor, Mercer Fresh Prints. Step aside Custom Ink, move along Clip Art, there’s a new apparel company in town.  Fresh Prints is a custom apparel company that was founded in 2009 by two sophomores in ...


What were the bears up to this summer?

Over the summer, the bears left the den for three months — but what exactly were they up to during this time? Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development boasts about their ability to help students find summer internship opportunities so that students can gain academic credit or experience.  Joshua ...


How To Plan for Summer Vacation

As the semester is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do this summer. There are so many adventures to be had under the summer sun that it's good to be prepared. Here are five things you should know to plan for a summer vacation. 1. Start Early There are only a ...


How to Be Safe Around Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an awareness month especially relevant for college students. Between exams and pop quizzes and presentations, many of us take advantage of every party and getaway to loosen up with some alcohol and take each other less seriously. But too much of everything is always ...


Five things to do before you graduate from Mercer

Your cap and gown are ordered, degree audit signed and the days are ticking away until graduation. The end of spring semester is always a trying time for students and can be especially stressful for seniors. It’s bittersweet as you prepare to move on to a new chapter of life, but have to say goodbye ...


How to take a break during the end of the semester

When we get into the flow of studying it can be hard to realize when enough is enough. Taking the time to know when you’ve reached your limit can be tough and can make you feel like you’re being lazy. But, being a good student also means knowing when to take a break. So, here are a few tips for ...


You will Prank me later: Harmless April Fools tricks

As April approaches, it is time for pranksters to gear up for their favorite day of the year. April Fool’s Day is usually a day when people play tricks on unsuspecting family, friends and strangers. There are typically three categories that tricksters place their pranks in, including shock and awe, ...


Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...


How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

Instagram is home to snapshots of our favorite life moments. We try so hard to get that perfect angle, but sometimes we fall short on what we want our picture to look like. Here are five ways to step up your aesthetic on Instagram. 1. The Perfect Look When you post to Instagram, you want to look ...


5 Apps You Need in College

College is a stressful and overwhelming time. It can be hard to keep up with your day to day activities and stay motivated to keep working throughout the semester. However, your phone is constantly by your side to help make college life a little bit easier. Here are five apps you need in college. 1. ...


How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

Once we cross that stage, not everything is as routine as the four years we’ve been here. You may or may not have a job you like. You may or may not have a job period. You might not talk to your friends anymore. You might move to Japan. The unknown for many is scary, and it pushes a lot of people ...


Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival has been the topic of online discussion after facing scrutiny for having Ariana Grande headline the event. Grande has recently been in the public eye following her alleged queerbaiting and cultural appropriation. In the music video for her song “Break up with your ...


Bear Bites: Big Plates of American Favorites at Metro Diner

Sometimes, people eat out to try foods from other cultures that they cannot make at home. Sometimes, people eat out to find tasty and healthy alternatives to cooking. Sometimes, people eat out to have a big plate of classic American comfort food. Metro Diner is a great example of classic American ...


Opinion: 21 Savage - Deport or Support?

On Feb. 12, rapper 21 Savage was released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment center where he had been held for nine days. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was initially held for an expired visa, according to CNN. 21 Savage left the UK and arrived in ...


Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Although there are plenty of great places to eat in Macon, the surrounding Middle Georgia area features some amazing food of its own. There are some off-the-beaten-path locations just outside Macon whose restaurants pack a punch above their weight class. Whether you are a student traveling home for ...

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