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Seven places to get the best wings in Macon

Seven places to get the best wings in Macon

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate a good chicken wing. Now that I’m older, I’m making up for lost time by eating at as many wing restaurants in Macon as possible. During my journey, I have discovered that some eateries remain superior to others. I’ve listed my top seven favorite wing rest...

Five places to enjoy late-night activities in Macon

Five places to enjoy late-night activities in Macon

Shaila Warren, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

Downtown Macon is full of exciting, fun things to do during the day. Macon’s nightlife is just as vibrant. There are places to socialize, dance and eat. Here is a list of five late-night activities right here in downtown Macon for all of you night owls.   1. Just Tap’d Looking for a chill, yet ...

Top 5: The Book was Better

Top 5: The Book was Better

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

It’s typical of people to be more critical of movies and shows based on books than they normally would have otherwise. Sometimes it’s with good reason. This a list of the top five books that were poorly made when transferred to screen. 1. “Shadowhunters” Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series “The Mort...

Seven reasons why driving in Macon is terrifying

Seven reasons why driving in Macon is terrifying

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

1. Wheel shattering potholes Potholes are dotted all over the roads of Macon. The intersection of Pio Nono Avenue and Eisenhower Parkway arguably being the most notorious for being a minefield of potholes. Let your guard down and you might end up with a busted tire and a shattered spine. via GIPH...

Five memes every parent needs to send to their kids

Five memes every parent needs to send to their kids

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

Until recently, my parents had no clue what the word meme even meant. One day my dad started sending me grumpy cat memes. Needless to say, I was embarrassed by his lack of knowledge about modern memes. This list will help you step up your game and further embarrass your children. 1. Keyboard Cat ...

Vegan dining in Macon

Vegan dining in Macon

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

On the quest for vegan restaurants in Macon, many restaurants I visited offered vegan and vegetarian options. However, most options were limited to salads, rice or potato dishes. Several servers did not know the difference between vegan and vegetarian. This is not completely uncommon in a culture and...

Five ways to save money in Macon

Five ways to save money in Macon

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

Everyone loves to save money when they can. Every penny counts. But it may seem difficult when you don’t where to start. Check out these five ways to spend smarter and save more. 1. Big Lots Rewards Anyone with an email address, zip code and phone number can sign up for the Big Lots Rewards P...

Thoughts we have while watching ‘The Bachelor’

Thoughts we have while watching ‘The Bachelor’

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

“The Bachelor”, everyone’s favorite reality dating show, is now in its 23rd season. Should ABC have made this many seasons? Probably not. Will they continue making more seasons? Probably. Whether you hate that you love it, or love to hate on it, many people have the same reactions while watching...

Engage CCJ welcomes new writers for spring semester

Engage CCJ welcomes new writers for spring semester

Mitch Jaugstetter, Student Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local

Engage CCJ has nine new writers for spring 2019. These students will produce content during their semester-long practicum placements with the publication. Engage CCJ features a hyperlocal web publication where students play with different mediums and styles of storytelling across a range of platforms ...

Which NBA Christmas game should you watch?

Which NBA Christmas game should you watch?

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local, Quizzes, Sports

What’s the difference between Peppermint and Spearmint?

What’s the difference between Peppermint and Spearmint?

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Food, Lifestyle, Local

The two are often lumped together as the same thing, but there are distinct differences between the two. For starters, the two are derived from different species of plants even though they look identical. The spearmint is derived from Mentha spicata while peppermint is derived from Mentha piperita. ...

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