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Mercer Artist: Actress new to stage quickly ascends to the limelight

Mercer Artist: Actress new to stage quickly ascends to the limelight

Chas Pridgen

November 15, 2018


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The “acting bug” is a powerful thing, and you never know when it’s going to strike. Once it bites you, it’s very difficult to shake. Lauren Dreggors discovered her love for acting less than a year before she booked the role of “Juliet” in Mercer’s production of “Romeo & Juliet.” ...

Mercer Artist: Transfer student finds home at Mercer’s school of music

Mercer Artist: Transfer student finds home at Mercer’s school of music

Chas Pridgen

November 11, 2018


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Artistry can be found wherever you go, which is exactly what Collin LaHood discovered when he transferred to Mercer University. LaHood, a junior Vocal Performance major at the Townsend School of Music, quickly found himself right in the fray after his arrival. In high school, LaHood performed in several ...

Mercer Artist: Morgan Brady

Mercer Artist: Morgan Brady

Mahima Sultan

October 19, 2018


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For Morgan Brady, what began as a way to bond with her grandmother when she was younger became her go-to stress reliever and one of her favorite hobbies. Her love for art began when she was in middle school. “The earliest memory probably has to be with my grandma,” she said. “I send her everything that I...

Mercer Artist: McPherson Newell

Mercer Artist: McPherson Newell

Julianna Tollett

October 8, 2018


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McPherson Newell first began writing poetry in the second grade. His love for it grew, however, he was in seventh grade when he began writing every day and continued the trend until he graduated high school. He has continued to write several pieces of poetry while attending college. The sophomore biom...

Mercer Artist: Marlon Moody

Mercer Artist: Marlon Moody

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


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Marlon Moody’s instrument towered over him. He said this is why he chose to play the bassoon in the fifth grade. He has been playing the woodwind instrument ever since. Moody is a fourth-year technical communications major at Mercer. He plays the double reed instrument in the Mercer Wind Ensembl...

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


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Anisah Muhammad discovered her love for writing at a young age. When she was in middle school, she realized she was passionate about many forms of the skill, ranging from journalistic styles to fiction.   “I guess it just naturally came out,” Muhammad said. The first poem Muhammad ever wrote focused...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase, Theater

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


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As an artist, Ashlyn Rebel has two loves—one that she has always known and one that she discovered last summer. Rebel’s first love is writing, dating back to elementary school. “I don’t think I’ve ever been not coming up with ideas,” she said. Rebel is an assistant editor for The...

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Emily Brewer remembers painting in the kitchen with her grandmother at their family home in Ohio. Both her grandparents are painters and owned a hobby store near where they lived. Getting paid in quarters, as Brewer puts it, she worked in the family arts shop rearranging and dusting products. ...

Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

“It was crazy when we actually won,” said Justis Ward, acoustic guitarist and lead singer of Three17. The 5-man-band took home $1,000 and the first place title of Mercer’s annual music competition on Cruz Plaza for the second time Saturday night. Three17 won the same competition in October 2016....

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Catherine Gumarin, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music, Showcase

Mercer got a taste of a home-grown talent this October at Phi Mu’s Bonnamu event. Sarah Kate Sellers, a Macon native and freshman at Mercer, wowed the crowd with a mix of songs that showcased her southern roots and powerful voice. “Macon’s the home of southern rock. You got the Allman ...

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 12, 2017


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Brittany Wiggins’ most vivid memory of placing pen to paper is at age 11. Writing poetry is something she has done for as long as she can remember. “It brings me clarity,” the Mercer sophomore said. Wiggins said that writing often reveals something to her. Sometimes it is a new thought. Other time...

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