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PBS airs ‘A Grand Mercer Christmas’

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Erica ONeal

January 22, 2014

Sitting in the Grand Opera House, I was amazed by the music created by my fellow Mercerians. “A Grand Mercer Christmas” was pre-recorded in 2012 to be aired nationwide on PBS in December 2013 through Georgia Public Broadcasting and Brandenburg Productions. The show was comprised of students and faculty from Mercer’s Townsend School ...

Rapper Speech performs in Macon

Erica ONeal

November 9, 2013

“I do think that it’s important for people to remember just how culturally rich Macon has been in the past in music and it’ll be interesting to see, now that events like this are happening, where they can go,” HeaveN Beatbox is a 24-year-old beatboxer from Atlanta who got started as a sophomore in...

The Music Ambassadors: Macon

Erica ONeal

October 15, 2013

The Music Ambassadors: Macon program began on Monday, Oct. 14 with a show in Mercer Village from the band Bombadil. The program invites musicians to Macon to perform a lunchtime show in Mercer Village as well as a house performance in a historic home within the College Hill Corridor. This is the first s...

Bruno Mars rocks Atlanta

Erica ONeal

August 28, 2013

Palm-tree patterned curtains hid the stage while the enormous crowd in Philips Arena waited for Bruno Mars to appear. For those of you who missed it, Mars’ sold out concert was phenomenal. The concert was Thursday evening, Aug. 22. The curtains fell away and Bruno Mars was center stage surrounded...

Teddy bears, flaming pants: celebrities going crazy

Erica ONeal

August 28, 2013

Celebrities. Where to start? It seems that within the last year or so, they’ve gotten a little more “cray cray” than usual. Paula Deen. Oh, sweet Paula Deen. Or should I say “oh, deep-fried cheesecake?” The last few months have not been good to Paula Deen. The lawsuits against her for supposed racial sl...

"Taste and See" the new coffee shop in Downtown Macon

"Taste and See" the new coffee shop in Downtown Macon

Erica ONeal

August 28, 2013

The grand opening of Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery on Friday, Aug. 16 brought a steady crowd. The new coffee shop, which features photography by one of the owners of Taste and See, is located on Poplar Street. The Cluster sat down with the general manager, Katherine Gonzalez, to hear the sto...

Moye football complex is ready for the first game

Erica ONeal

August 28, 2013

The new stadium for football is absolutely amazing. I went exploring there the other day, and was awestruck by the immensity of the stadium. Seeing the finished product is awesome because I watched it built from the ground up. It didn’t take Mercer long at all to get the stadium up and running. In...

Best study spaces on campus

Erica ONeal

August 14, 2013

Welcome to Mercer freshmeat! I mean...freshmen! You’ve made a successful leap from high school bores to college adventures! Now while you’re making new friends, and settling into your new dorm, it’s important to explore campus and find potential study places. Trust me, you will get a boat-load...

The Dulcimer unveils new look at annual release party

Erica ONeal

April 25, 2013

The long-awaited literary and arts magazine from the Dulcimer was released last Thursday, April 11. The Dulcimer hosted an annual release party to celebrate and bring together art and literature lovers. The event was held downtown at the 567. To start off the evening at the release party, there was a...

Getting a job for life… or maybe just the summer

Erica ONeal

March 6, 2013

The time to get a job is here and there are certain ways to go about successfully attaining those jobs. No matter how far away you are from getting your degree, you need to start thinking about getting a job. Whether it’s just a summer job or your dream career, a few pointers will help push you in...

Coaching Spotlight: James DeFeo

Erica ONeal

February 20, 2013

Experienced head softball coach, James DeFeo has started the new softball season with big plans in mind for the team. DeFeo has been coaching for over 20 years and this is his second year as a head coach at Mercer University. DeFeo took a spare moment to speak with The Cluster about the starting season,...

Restaurant Review: Ginger Stir-Fry & Grill

Erica ONeal

February 20, 2013

The Mongolian-style restaurant Ginger Stir-Fry & Grill on Second Street had its grand opening last Monday, Feb. 11. Cesare Mammarella, who owns downtown restaurants like Bearfoot Tavern and the Tic Toc Room, opened his seventh restaurant in Ginger. Mammarella opened Ginger because he wanted to look for...

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