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Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel has been on three Mercer on Mission trips since he became a student at Mercer in 2015, and he is planning to go on his fourth this year. Patel is the co-founder of a 3D printing company and has played a large role in spearheading growth and innovation for production of prosthetics and orthotics ...


How to Save Money in College

We know what you’re thinking--why are the words “save” and “money” together in a college newspaper? Saving money might sound like a daunting task, but debt aside, college is a wonderful place to analyze your money-spending habits. Because then, you’re able to build your money-saving habits. ...


The Heartdrive: Vaccines, A Double-edged Syringe

In January, the World Health Organization listed the public and global health threats of 2019. Among them are threats you’ve heard of before: antimicrobial resistance, obesity, HIV and the flu. But this year, for 2019, there’s a new challenger: vaccine hesitancy. In the 21st century. It might ...


Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is hardly enjoyed, if not unrecognized. The reasonings people have for not liking the sport range from, ...


Bear Bites: Your Pie

Everybody loves pizza. The combination of freshly baked bread, melty cheese and savory toppings are sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Your Pie takes these elements and makes an individualized pizza experience that will please anyone’s palate. The Your Pie franchise uses a fast-casual model similar ...


Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information?

Breaking Barriers is a series that will attempt to shed light on the process, ethics and intentions of the journalism industry with special attention to the issues that exist within the field today as a way to help make journalism more transparent to consumers. Most people know that journalism is changing. ...


Moody Musings: What Inspires You? Featuring Grace Albright

Junior public health major Grace Albright transferred to Mercer University after two years at Wesleyan University located in Macon. She said the transition was a full circle for her because Mercer was the first college she ever toured at the age of 10. It was an easy decision for her too. “Once ...


Five winter activities to do in Macon

The seasons are changing once again. That means there is a whole new category of fun things to do around Macon. Here are five fun-filled winter activities to do in Macon. 1.Christmas Concert at Wesleyan Wesleyan College will be hosting its annual Christmas concert Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. The concert will ...


Five tips for buying gifts this Christmas

The season of giving is upon us and with less than 30 days until Christmas morning, it is also time to start buying gifts. This can be a stressful activity during the holidays. Especially when you want to get your friends and loved ones the absolute best gift possible. To help you find the best present ...


Are My Antibiotics Messing with my Birth Control?

It’s that time of the year again. People are sneezing into their hands without washing them. People don’t get the flu shot. People forget to use gloves while preparing food. And if you’re unlucky, you just might get sick yourself and need to be on bed rest for a few days. You might not have ...


Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

The holiday season is upon us! And there is no better way to get into the spirit than by baking some desserts to enjoy with hot cocoa on a cold winter evening. Here are three sweet, short and easy recipes to kick off the season of holiday cheer. Gingerbread Men Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men ...


Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Downtown Macon recently received yet another addition to the string of restaurants popping up on Poplar Street: Famous Mike’s. With Decadent Dessert Bar gaining popularity and Your Pie getting ready to open, Mike’s is situated in an actively growing section of downtown. Fans of Mike “Big Dog” ...


The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

Ah, Fortnite. Who doesn’t know about the free, addictive, hair-pulling online multiplayer game? The immersive shooting game might seem very childish and uninformative at face value, but it does teach us an important skill we need to learn this fall: the Dab. In the spirit of cultural appropriation, ...


The True History of Thanksgiving

Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, the country pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks for what we have and to spend time with loved ones. However, despite it being such a prominent holiday, the true story of Thanksgiving is virtually unknown despite versions of the ...


How to Survive Black Friday

As Thanksgiving approaches, so will the holiday deals. A great day to take advantage of these deals is on Black Friday. However savvy one may try to be on Black Friday, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Here are five tips for surviving Black Friday shopping. 1. Location, location, location There ...


Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

In 2018, just 35 percent of Democrats and 12 percent of Republicans surveyed by the Pew Research Center agreed with the statement, “information from national news organizations is very trustworthy.” Similarly, only 27 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of Republicans said that, “national news ...


Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

The season of giving is officially here. As the holidays approach, it is good to remember that there are many amazing ways to give back to your community and your friends this season. Here are five ways to give back this Thanksgiving. 1.Food Donations Many charities and organizations in Macon specifically ...


Bear Bites: Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe

Donuts, cheeseburgers and biscuits are all comfort foods that are warm and filling even in their simplest form. Tommy’s Bakery and Cafe takes simple foods like these and takes them to just the right level of interesting without becoming overly complicated or expensive. Tommy’s serves items like ...

The Setonian

The Heartdrive: Dealing with Depression on Campus

Content warning: The following article contains sensitive content involving suicide, depression and mental illness. Your parents probably warned you about the frat parties in college. They probably warned you about taking 8 a.m. classes (even when you kind of need them to graduate). But did anyone ...

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