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WWI drama in 'War Horse'

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

emilymgarrott

January 25, 2012

Usually, the storyline of a film about animals is predictable, heart-wrenching and sold to the audience so that any dissenters from the enthusiastic majority are judged for their apparently missing soul. War Horse is not your typical equestrian drama. Directed by the wonderful Steven Spielberg, the stor...

Fincher brings action, drama in 'Dragon Tattoo'

Fincher brings action, drama in 'Dragon Tattoo'

emilymgarrott

January 25, 2012

It all began with a thrilling crime trilogy from the mind of bestselling author, Stieg Larsson. Taking place in Sweden, the series was published posthumously after Larsson endured a fatal heart attack in 2004. Europeans were enrapt with the story long before Americans knew of their existence. Two fi...

Coldplay has room for improvement

Coldplay has room for improvement

emilymgarrott

November 2, 2011

Coldplay’s fifth studio release, titled Mylo Xyloto, will take any listener on a psychedelic trip to happiness. Expected to shoot to the top of the charts and garner several Grammy nominations, Rihanna collaborated on “Princess of China” lending unnecessary star power to an anticipated album. T...

The reinvention of Mutemath

The reinvention of Mutemath

emilymgarrott

November 2, 2011

From the second the powerful chords of “Odd Soul” begin, MuteMath makes a clear statement that this third album will be their most confident and self-assured endeavor to date. Aptly titled Odd Soul, the album is the closest to the core of MuteMath when compared to their self-titled debut Mutemath and ...

Coffee shop wars: battle of the bean

Coffee shop wars: battle of the bean

emilymgarrott

September 21, 2011

With the first round of exams and papers bound to hit agendas in the near future and midterms looming in the distance, Mercerians new and old will be searching for a coffee shop with fast internet and quality caffeine to energize and motivate. Three coffee shops near and dear to students’ hearts are...

New bikes for bears

New bikes for bears

emilymgarrott

August 18, 2011

Mercer students will have access to affordable rental transportation through Bear Bikes, an initiative supported by the Student Government Association. Heather Bowman-Cutway, advisor to the Student Environmental Association, organized the program along with Jordan Locke, SGA president. College Hill A...

MU Greek life: more than meets the eye

emilymgarrott

August 18, 2011

Greetings, Mercerians new and old! It is another school year, and with that recognition comes bombardment from all signs to join this club or that organization, or help some freshman find their way to Willett. I write to you today to explain from an insider’s perspective the reasons why you should...

10 ways to terrify, disappoint parents

Many parents suffer from empty nest syndrome once their children leave for college. Make this transition as uncomfortable as possible for them by always having Xs on your  hands.

emilymgarrott

August 18, 2011

by Emily Garrott   If you have a sick sense of humor and are in the mood to get back at your parents for years of smothering and restraint, the Cluster is here to help. Reminiscing on our collective freshman experiences, here are a few tried and true methods guaranteed to make your parents rue the day they mov...

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