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Calling all drag queens for 3rd Annual Common Ground Drag Show

Tangerine Summers comes down from the stage to interact with the audience at last year's Common Ground drag performance.

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Common Ground has opened a call for Mercer students to serve as volunteers or performers. Everyone is welcome, especially first-timers.

Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 25, 2020

At first glance, the show seems like it wants to warn viewers of the dangers of social media, but the players’ disdain for catfish reveals the deeper message: even online, people want to see real, authentic humans and forge connections with them.

Mercer Music at Capricorn: Student bands given a place to jam

Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley gives a tour of the newly restored Capricorn Sound Studio.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 14, 2020

“These rooms are for bands that need to practice, people that want to have more professional space. It’s for students, which is great since students can’t really just put a drum set in their dorm room,” said Mercer graduate Andrew Eck.

Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The major controversy surrounding “Circles” is its release after Miller’s death. The death of major artists can definitely affect large groups of people, and although we’d love to continue to have their music, it’s important to consider who is benefiting from this post-death exploitation. 

How this Mercer Artist went from fan fiction to screenplays

Ranha Beak stands in Mercer Village.

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

February 12, 2020

She started writing short fiction when she got to Mercer, and now she writes long fiction and poetry. This semester, Beak is even learning to write screenplays.

What you missed at the Grammys

What you missed at the Grammys

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

February 11, 2020

This year’s 62nd Grammys was filled with acts that will not soon be forgotten. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, here are some of the highlights that you missed. 

Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

February 1, 2020

It's easy to brush “Little Women” off as something that’s been done before, but Greta Gerwig's adaptation does something different.

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 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.

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