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Bear Bites: Decadent Dessert Bar

The only thing that can make a great meal better is a great dessert. A new fast-casual dessert place has recently opened up in downtown Macon, and it has plenty of desserts. Decadent Dessert Bar is a small franchise whose newest location is on 530 Poplar Street. Not just a bakery, Decadent offers everything ...

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Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

This column has always been a safe space for me because it allows me to dish out my experiences, reflect on what works and what doesn’t and encourage and inspire others to do the same. Recently, I’ve been dealing with the fear of what’s next or what’s unknown, and it has taken a toll on my ...

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How to stay in shape over the holidays

It finally feels like fall. The temperature is dropping. Cue seasonal lack of motivation and weight gain. Staying motivated to work out and eat healthy during the holidays can certainly pose a challenge for most students. Here are ways to stay in shape during the holiday season. 1.Keep snacks on you ...

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Pumpkin Spice Tour of Macon

it’s finally fall and that means its pumpkin spice season. There are many different places in Macon where you can get your pumpkin spice fix. Here are a few places to get a pumpkin-flavored item this fall. 1.Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery Taste and See is located on 546 Poplar St. and has ...

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Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Sometimes as a student the dining options are just not enough. You may want to mix up your eating habits. However, many students don’t have access to a kitchen to test their culinary skills. There are options to fix this common issue. Here are five meals you can make in your dorm room. 1.Brownie ...

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Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

October is a time for spooky stories and fun, mischievous nights. During this month you may want to take part in every terrifying attraction you can. Macon has a lot to offer in the scariest month of the year to keep those Halloween spirits high. Here are five spooky things to do in Macon. 1.Riverside ...

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How to Bounce Back After Midterms

So midterms didn’t turn out how you planned. First things first, know that it is going to be okay and you will make it through. Second, midterms are not the end, and you still have time to get yourself together before the end of the semester. So, here are five ways to bounce back after midterms. 1. ...

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Three easy recipes perfect for Halloween

Fall break has come and gone, but Halloween is almost here! Halloween is a favorite holiday for many college students, as it provides a fun relief from classes in between school breaks. Whether you are dressing up, throwing a party or celebrating at home, here are some spooky and easy recipes to help ...

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Moody Musings: Choose Joy

This summer, I stepped into a stage of my life that forced me to focus on my happiness and what it really meant to have true happiness. I found that everything that was exciting to and for me could be removed from my life at any time. I was relying on temporary circumstances and satisfaction to determine ...

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Bear Bites: J. Christopher’s

J. Christopher's is a small chain based out of Atlanta with a location just off Bass Road here in Macon, Ga. Serving only breakfast and lunch, J. Christopher's strikes a unique balance between cheap diner breakfast and a pricy brunch meal. The Good: The Food Though their menu is huge, everything ...

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The Heartdrive: Safer Sex 101

According to an article from the AJC, out of the most sexually diseased states, Georgia weighs in at No. 4. You can choose to stay abstinent to eliminate your risk of infection and pregnancy. But if you’ve decided that you’re physically and mentally prepared for sex, then you should be proactive ...

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Bear Bites: Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion

When I think of food in Middle Georgia, I think about burgers and peach cobbler, not shawarma and baklava. Nonetheless, there is a relatively new restaurant in North Macon that brings a variety of Mediterranean foods as a change from typical American fare. Medi’s Mediterranean Fusion, self-described ...

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Moody Musings: Fighting the academic plague

I had an energy shortage this past week. I lacked inspiration and I felt like I was moving much slower than usual in everything I was doing. I even struggled with deciding how I wanted to share some form of encouragement and inspiration for my column. Then I remembered, it’s almost that time of the ...

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Five Ways to Prevent the Common Cold

Fall is known for its warm colors, and the promise of pumpkin flavored everything. However, this chilly season can leave us all vulnerable to colds. So, to help you enjoy this season here are five preventative measures to fight the common cold 1. Hydrate Yourself! This seems obvious, but as a busy ...

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How to save money in college

Going to college to receive a degree is arguably a great decision, but unfortunately, it comes at a price. While tuition is increasingly expensive, you don’t necessarily have to play into the stereotype of a broke college student. Here are some tips to save money in college. Budget While being away ...

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Heartdrive: Do Sheet Masks Really Work?

If you know anything about the internet and skincare, you might have caught wind of the sheet mask fad. You’ve probably stumbled upon the #selfcaresunday hashtag with men and women looking like mummies or have witnessed your favorite grocery store stocking up on sheet masks. The latest self-care ...

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Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

I often think about the first test I took in college. I studied for weeks in advance. I made notecards, I changed my study locations, I took breaks, ate healthy snacks and even went to office hours to confirm what I was studying was correct. I did everything they tell you to do in your UNV 101 class ...

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Six Ways to Volunteer This Fall

As the semester begins it is a good idea to think about how you can be more involved in the Macon community. There are so many good ways to help those in need and they are available to every person of many unique capacities. Mercer, in particular, has a culture of reaching out to better the community ...

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Fall events to attend in Macon

Temperatures are (slightly) cooler, the days are getting shorter and leaves are beginning to change colors - happy fall, y’all! Fall is a favorite time of year for many, as it means corn fields, pumpkin spice and treasured holidays like Halloween. To get into the autumn spirit, here are five local ...

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Bear Bites: Cathedral Coffee

With the recent grand opening of Z-Beans Coffee, which is only a walk across campus, Mercer coffee lovers have had plenty to be excited about. All of this excitement over Z-Beans overshadowed the opening of another coffee shop, which although is farther away, should still be worthy of serious attention. Cathedral ...


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