Dec. 21 was a remarkable day of contrasts. Two distinctive, and somewhat opposite, celestial events happened within the same 24-hour period. Did you notice?  At 5:02 a.m. Dec. 21, the winter solstice began in Georgia. Of course, the solstice is the darkest day...
A reader asks: I wish I could skip my public speaking class, but since I can't, what advice could you give me to help me succeed?
As the holidays draw near, so do the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. I don’t mean this in the sense that they are getting closer to Earth; that distance is slowly increasing. They are, however, getting closer to each...
“If we as a nation want to understand how to relate to the rest of the globe, then we need to have a richer and deeper understanding of different cultures — including various religions.”— Mark Chancey Religious diversity brings awareness...
A reader asks: How can I stay motivated in classes that I have no interest in?
In his book, "The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality," Belden Lane describes an incredible adventure — the search to catch a glimpse of one of nature’s most rarely-seen animals: the snow leopard. It lives high in the...
American politics, and especially elections, have always fascinated me. I did my first research paper in fifth grade about Jimmy Carter’s potential to rise to the presidency in 1975 (thanks, Mrs. Beard). I completed my doctorate at the University...
Let us show support for our inclusive community this month with a celebration of our first-generation college students, faculty and staff members. These individuals will be recognized on Nov. 8 as the nation and many institutions of higher education acknowledge...
A reader asks: My roommate and I got into a fight over politics. Is there any way I can salvage this relationship without compromising my beliefs?
Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Mercer University's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, outlines how to generate new ideas and evaluate business ideas for feasibility. https://youtu.be/UcPrit_cTxc

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