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“Captain Marvel”: A nice change of pace for Marvel Studios

“Captain Marvel”: A nice change of pace for Marvel Studios

Chas Pridgen

March 11, 2019

“Captain Marvel” is the first female-led addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and it only took a little over a decade. While this movie is an exciting, well-made step toward representation in the massive franchise, it is not without its faults. “Captain Marvel” is lighter than some of...

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019

A man of many talents, Joey Stuckey is not only a Mercer graduate and professor of Music Technology at Mercer, but he is also a nationally recognized musician. Stuckey has released over six albums, has opened for several big name bands and is also the official music ambassador for Macon. To celebrate the...

Review: Shane Dawson’s docu-series is revolutionizing YouTube

Review: Shane Dawson’s docu-series is revolutionizing YouTube

Mahima Sultan

March 2, 2019

It’s no secret that within the past year, the infamous YouTube sensation Shane Dawson went from his classic vlog-style videos with friends to more hard-hitting, documentary-style videos. His most recent documentary-esque series focused primarily on conspiracy theories. In two episodes that were re...

Mercer “Dungeons and Dragons” game master is an improvisational storyteller

Mercer “Dungeons and Dragons” game master is an improvisational storyteller

Chas Pridgen

March 1, 2019

With the current re-emergence of “Dungeons and Dragons” (D&D) into pop culture, creators are finding that some of their stories are best told around a table. One of these storytellers is Nick Pope, a Dungeon Master (DM) who started playing D&D about two years ago. Pope said that the basi...

Mercer grad wins three Grammy awards

Mercer grad wins three Grammy awards

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 28, 2019

Mercer grad Raymond Partolan won three Grammy awards for the album “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom.” Partolan first got involved with the album in 2018 when producer Kabir Sehgal approached him, wanting to know more about his story as an undocumented person growing up in t...

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Chas Pridgen

February 28, 2019

The Mill Hill Community Arts Center is offering classes in urban contemporary ballroom dancing. The classes are taught by Rudy and Carolyn Mendes on Mondays from 7 - 9 p.m. The two instructors, both Macon locals, started taking classes in urban contemporary ballroom about seven years ago. They att...

Review: Carmen Sandiego starts out clumsy, but finishes on a stronger note

Review: Carmen Sandiego starts out clumsy, but finishes on a stronger note

Mandi DeLong

February 28, 2019

Based off of the edutainment franchise of the same name, Netflix’s newly released “Carmen Sandiego” revamps the eponymous character from a gentlewoman-thief to a classy version of Robin Hood. Voiced by Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” fame, the series starts with a two-partner flashback to...

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019

Artwork by students of Bibb County Schools will be displayed at the seventh annual Bibb County Schools Student Art Show, which happens to be during March’s “First Friday” tradition in Macon. “This annual exhibit was started to celebrate Youth Art Month by recognizing the young artists in our c...

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019

Eric Anderson is a visiting professor from the Rhode Island School of Design, and he recently visited Macon to speak at the fourth biennial Frances Sewell Plunkett Lecture Series in the Decorative Arts. The lecture series is an event that takes place every other year and is dedicated to the explor...

Review: “Bandersnatch” changes streaming forever

Review: “Bandersnatch” changes streaming forever

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019

Over the past few years, Netflix has changed the way we watch television. Ever since they started out as a DVD-by-mail service, they have been at the forefront of the television and movie business, revolutionizing the way we access and view content. As soon as they started their on-demand service, viewers were sp...

Mercer Artist: Self-taught sophomore loves going hands-on through her artwork

Chas Pridgen

February 12, 2019

Karen Wessells is a sophomore information science and technology and Spanish major at Mercer University. However, outside of her official areas of study, she is also a talented artist who uses her craft to keep herself busy. Wessells said that she uses many different mediums to create her artwork, inclu...

“Velvet Buzzsaw”: an artsy take on the horror genre

“Velvet Buzzsaw”: an artsy take on the horror genre

Chas Pridgen

February 12, 2019

Warning: Spoilers for the movie “Velvet Buzzsaw,” out now on Netflix. I am not at all a horror movie person in any way, shape or form. I don’t like being scared, and I don’t like being stressed. However, I was able to survive this experience, unlike most of the characters in the movie. The fi...

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