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Controversial faith-based film mesmerizes audiences

Braeden Orr

April 4, 2014

“Noah” is just one of many “faith-based films” that Hollywood is churning out this year and is perhaps the most unique. Director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Black Swan”) has a vision for this film that makes it closer to his previous filmography than the big-budget, large-studio...

April Fools’ pranks you should have pulled

Braeden Orr

April 4, 2014

April Fools’ Day has now come and gone. If you missed your opportunity to pull a prank this year, here are a few ideas you can use on your unsuspecting friends next year. Airhorn on the Door This first prank is cheap and easy to pull off. All you have to do is get an airhorn and attach it to a d...

‘The Lego Movie’ entertains audiences of all ages

Braeden Orr

March 20, 2014

Everything is awesome as luck would have it. “The Lego Movie,” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is a mix of computer generation and stop motion animation that takes the creativity and fun of Legos and puts it into cinematic form. “The Lego Movie” follows Emmett (Chris Pratt), an...

Bear Essentials: Alternative ways to pay for college

Braeden Orr

February 20, 2014

As any college student will tell you, getting a higher education is expensive. Scholarships help, but sometimes they are not enough to fund your education. Never fear, because there are several alternative ways to pay for college. Sell Your Roommate’s Stuff on eBay Roommate has not used that stereo...

The best couples to grace your T.V. screen

Braeden Orr

February 9, 2014

Valentine’s Day is either a day of whirlwind romance with your significant other or a day to binge on Netflix and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. For those lonely souls who will be finding solace in entertainment, there are some great character couples to be found in movies, books, television and video...

Grammy victories and ceremony faux pas

Braeden Orr

February 6, 2014

CBS broadcasted the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Daft Punk, a French electronic music featuring robotic personas created by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, won big, earning victories in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best...

Disney charm fails to convince in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Walt Disney Pictures

Braeden Orr

January 22, 2014

“Saving Mr. Banks” is the supposedly true story about Walt Disney bringing “Mary Poppins” to theaters and the tragic childhood of the book’s author P.L. Travers. In actuality, it is an overly saccharine revisionist tale by Disney that is precisely what Travers objected to. The film, like most by Disney, is all about that grumpy indiv...

BEAR ESSENTIALS: Group Project Guide

Caitlin Glasscock / Cluster Staff

Braeden Orr

January 22, 2014

By now you have probably completed more than your fair share of group projects and assignments. These projects can either be wonderful collaborations allowing each member of the group to gain new insights, or they can be harbingers of doom. In order to prepare you for such encounters, here is a brie...

"Thor" sequel ranks among top Marvel productions

Marvel Entertainment

Braeden Orr

December 3, 2013

Although Marvel Studios has had much success with their multiple superhero franchises, some of the films have been better than others. “Thor” (2011) was an unoriginal and fairly uninteresting film covered with some decent special effects. “The Avengers” (2012), was a fine spectacle, but lacked a...

Students embark on pilgrimage to Penfield

Braeden Orr

October 25, 2013

Students traveled to the original site of Mercer University in Penfield, Ga., during this year’s Pilgrimage to Penfield. The Student Government Association‘s Heritage Life Committee sponsored this event, which has been a tradition for Mercer students since the early 1900’s. Freshmen are encourag...

Essential Hollywood Halloween Horror Part II

Braeden Orr

October 25, 2013

Last year, The Cluster published a list of essential horror films to watch during the Halloween season. The suggestions are back from the dead with a new list of films to check out this October! Best Vampire Movie There is no vampire better known than the original vampire himself, Dracula. It would be...

Guide to north Macon attractions

Braeden Orr

October 13, 2013

Many Mercer University students tend to stay within the “Mercer Bubble” as some students, professors and local residents call the school’s campus. These students are unaware of what the rest of Macon has to offer because of their refusal to venture too far away, except for perhaps trolley ride...

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