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Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Deep down, [acting] was something I always wanted to do, but I always viewed it as something unattainable, just a fun little dream that I never really considered as something I could do and be good at.” Moore said.

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Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
March 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Seniors Justis Ward and Matthew Harris both grew up in the church with musician parents. “I can’t give a starting point where music became big in my life,” Ward said. “My mom’s a musician so I grew up listening to her.” Ward’s mother sings contemporary Christian and gospel music, and he grew up atten...

Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
February 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

There’s Another Dead Artist in Japan these days. His name is Lucas Newell. He’s actually very much alive. Newell is a sophomore at Mercer University studying International Business and Fine Arts. As of December, Newell’s art is the only possession of his that remains at Mercer. He’...

Mercer Artist: Calvin Langman, musician

Mercer Artist: Calvin Langman, musician

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer
December 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“There is an amazing program here. The professors are amazing, and the students are amazing,” said Langman, “It allows me to bring out my inner child.”

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Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Ireal James, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Though senior Anisha Massey entered Mercer University as a Graphic Design major, this changed some time after. Now a Spanish major, Massey still continues design. “I tend to be introverted, [and] I've always really liked to be creative,” said Massey. “At this point, I've seen that it is de...

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Stephanie Martin has never actually kept one of her paintings. Martin, a freshman, started painting on canvas during her senior year of high school after scrolling through Pinterest. She was looking for dorm decoration ideas with a group of girls who were also coming to Mercer. Martin and her friend...

Mercer Artist: Michael Chong

Mercer Artist: Michael Chong

Hannah Peshek, Contributing Writer
September 6
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

19-year-old Robert McDuffie Center for Strings student Michael Chong is heavily dedicated to his craft. While no one in his family plays a musical instrument, Chong, a sophomore at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music, says music has always been something close to his heart. “Even though I didn’t...

Mercer Artist: Victoria Yrizarry

Mercer Artist: Victoria Yrizarry

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
August 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

When she first came to Mercer, Victoria Yrizarry thought she might never feel at home.

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Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Caleb Brown, a senior psychology major and art minor from Fayetteville, Georgia, came to Mercer University to study physical therapy and to play football. “I just decided to pursue art full time in January, and now in March I’ve already reached over half of my goals,” Brown said. Brown has bee...

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor
February 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Half-Swedish, half-Danish Mattias Palm came to Mercer University to become a double bass performance major. With both parents playing for orchestras, Palm began his training on the double bass at the age of 9. “I’ve always wanted to be that as well, an orchestra musician,” Palm said. P...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
January 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

Mercer Artist: Will Bryant, rapper

Mercer Artist: Will Bryant, rapper

Summer Perritt, Contributing Writer
September 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Will Bryant sat in the crowded cafeteria at a dirty table, with the overwhelming sounds of casual conversation, dishes clanking and food spilling all around. “What I do best is rap,” he said almost immediately, utmost confidence on his face. If you’re from the greater Atlanta area or the city itself, yo...

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