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Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

The Achilles’ heel of the sequel trilogy is the handing off of the director title from Abrams to Johnson then back to Abrams. As a result, “The Rise of Skywalker” feels disjointed. It attempts to tie up the loose ends of the past few films, but ends up raising more questions than answers. 

Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 31, 2020

“I’ve played concerts in Europe and in China and all across the country,” James said. In addition, she’s participated in music festivals in Rome, Colorado and New York. 

Soundtrack to my life: Music for the highs and lows

Chance Allen listens to music.

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Music has been a prominent aspect of my life ever since I was born. Its longevity continually impacts my outlook on the world, myself and the things around me. Without music, I’m unsure of how my life would be. It’s a new decade, a perfect time to reflect on the music that has been an integral part of my life as a whole. 

Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Graphic by Serena Golden.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 29, 2020

The album “broke (the) record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the U.S.,” according to Official Charts.

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

With the new year in full swing, there is so much curiosity surrounding which artists will be releasing new music in 2020. Only time will tell, but until then, here’s a list of musicians who are expected to release new music this year.

Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Ivy Marie Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

While Blackburn’s early photography work was primarily done in black and white film, these new pieces explore the power of color and digital media.

Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Women's and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 25, 2019

The fiber arts and culture course sought to teach students about the history behind fiber arts while also helping them see the significance of what they were learning.

Christmas movies to watch this season

Christmas movies to watch this season

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

The holiday season is almost here, bringing with it the tide of holiday films that go back decades. With so many films to watch, it raises the questions of which movies should be on your list this holiday season?

Review: Disney+ just isn’t worth it yet

Review: Disney+ just isn’t worth it yet

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 23, 2019

Though it has tons of content, it isn’t really anything special. It's not necessary, the content isn't new and the website's interface doesn't hold its own against competitors.

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Williams makes new beats for his upcoming music.

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

Freshman Michael “Micha” Williams isn’t necessarily new to the scene, but he’s curating new music that’s appealing to many students here at Mercer.

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Their new EP, “Mini Bloom,” consists of five songs that show off the lead singer Mandy Lee’s vocal talent, while allowing the instrumentals to shine through. Drummer Etienne Bowler truly stands out, along with bass player William Hehir on this EP.

Mill Hill East Macon Artist Village revitalizes art community

The first phase of this initiative was to restore the auditorium on Clinton Street to create a community arts center.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 22, 2019

The Macon Arts Alliance started renovating the historic cottages along Schell Avenue and Hydrolia Street in order to create living spaces for artists in the community.

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