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Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Jules Tollett, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Pianist Amelia Rivers, a freshman, is a Music Arts major as well as an English major. Rivers’ musical inclinations don’t end with the piano, however. She is also a vocalist, and a member of Mercer’s top choral ensemble, the Mercer Singers. An active member of both the Townsend School of Music and the Co...

Review: Russian Doll is an intense hit for Netflix

Review: Russian Doll is an intense hit for Netflix

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Full disclosure: I was incredibly hesitant to review this show in fear of just not getting it. The trailers definitely portrayed a very “mindscrew” view and other reviews I read marked it as a very thought-provoking show. However, I was very pleasantly surprised upon watching that while it’s definitely...

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Preview: Singer-songwriter Lindsay Beaver comes to Macon

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 10, 2019

There aren’t many artists that sing, write their own music and play the drums-- all at the same time. However, this is exactly what up-and-coming artist Lindsay Beaver can do. Beaver is currently on tour in support of her most recent Album, “Tough as Love.” Beaver is a singer-songwriter with a passion...

Telfair Museum: A Road Trip for the Artsy Soul

Blossom Onunekwu

March 27, 2019

College Night at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, will take place on March 30, and Mercer students are invited to participate. The “College Night” event was created because the Telfair team felt a need to showcase art at an affordable price to the college audience. “We always try to provide...

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Marianna Bacallao

March 27, 2019

"Performance Art" Pain is performance art For women who crack open Their ribs, letting their hearts breathe And strumming their entrails.   When Mercer junior Sammi Godwin wrote that poem last January, she did so after dwelling on how much art is born from pain and the voyeuris...

Middle Georgia Art Association Hosts an Exhibit and Competition with a “Macon” Theme

Middle Georgia Art Association Hosts an Exhibit and Competition with a “Macon” Theme

Jules Tollett

March 27, 2019

The Middle Georgia Art Association (MGAA) is hosting a new art exhibit titled “Macon” from March 15 until April 12. The exhibit features both photography and paintings from artists all over Macon. The idea for the exhibit was created by the board of directors at the Middle Georgia Arts Associati...

Special guided tour of historic Macon buildings to be led by the Historic Macon Foundation

Special guided tour of historic Macon buildings to be led by the Historic Macon Foundation

Chas Pridgen

March 27, 2019

The Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) will be hosting a meet and greet event and a guided tour of Macon’s historic buildings on March 28 at 6 p.m. The tour will begin and end at the Sidney Lanier Cottage on High Street, and a wine reception will be hosted where people can meet board members and emplo...

The evolution of storytelling in video games

The evolution of storytelling in video games

Marianna Bacallao and Chas Pridgen

March 21, 2019

Video games have evolved as a storytelling medium since the millennium, coming into their own and creating stories only possible through an interactive platform. Choose Your Own Adventure Choose-your-own-adventure games have gotten more sophisticated both in terms of story and immersive world bui...

Review: Umbrella Academy has a strong but not self-contained first season

Review: Umbrella Academy has a strong but not self-contained first season

Mandi DeLong

March 14, 2019

Inspired by the comic series of the same name, Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” centers around a dysfunctional superhero family trying to save the world while dealing with their own myriad of personal issues. The ensemble cast consists of the Hagreeves children and members of the titular Umbrella...

Movie Review: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a fitting end to a beloved series

Movie Review: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a fitting end to a beloved series

Connor Cable

March 14, 2019

When the first “How To Train Your Dragon” film burst onto the scene back in 2010, the world was really caught by surprise. Production company Dreamworks is no slouch when it comes to animation. With franchises like “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” under their belt, no one though...

Mercer Artist: Julia Swain plans to teach music in India

Mercer Artist: Julia Swain plans to teach music in India

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019

Senior Julia Swain is an artist in more ways than one. Although she is mostly involved in the music school and plays viola for the McDuffie Center for Strings, she has also become more involved in Mercer’s visual arts program. Swain has been involved in the arts from a very young age. She began playing...

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