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Egypt’s future seems uncertain

Beau Smith
February 23
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In Egypt, Mr. Mubarak finally stepped down, leaving control to the Military, which promises a speedy transition to democracy. After 30 years of silence, 18 days of noise leaves Egypt in 6 months of transition. Transition to what, however, we are unsure. All we know is that the people of Egypt want democracy...

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

PHOTOS: Macon hosts 6th MAGA film festival

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February 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

[singlepic id=41 h=390 w=weight float=none] Downtown Macon hosted the 6th annual MAGA film festival Feb. 17-20. The festival featured documentaries, student films, feature films, animation and much more. Events took place at The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The Macon Marriott Center....

In search of low-fi punk rock

In search of low-fi punk rock

Beau Smith
February 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not the only one that wishes that Sex Bob-omb, the supposedly ‘terrible’ band of Pilgrim’s, was actually a real...

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Kathleen Quinlan
February 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an identity crisis. I am just thinking about your baker’s dozen of personas.  Look, Miley Montana, I get...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Cameron Kunzelman
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

Floco’s Modern Life

Floco’s Modern Life

Stephen Kearse
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

At approximately 2:52 p.m. every Friday afternoon, I feel it. By “it” I’m referring to that campus-wide anxiety “to do.” You know what I mean. You don’t really care what you do. You just want it to either a) not be homework or b) not be regrettable (if you withdraw from a class later i...

Here there be Little Dragon

Here there be Little Dragon

Stephen Kearse
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Masquerade is not my favorite venue. The bathrooms look like replicas of the bathrooms at Auschwitz, the bouncers are all middle-aged men with ponytails (isn’t that illegal?) and the crowd, no matter who is performing — be it hip-hop legend Pharoahe Monche or avant garde country artist Joe Nathan Tailor Swift (I made him up for the sake of this argument) —...

An interview with theKey

An interview with theKey

Eric Brown
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mercer-based modern rock group theKey recently won the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search. I sat down with guitarist Jonathan Wisdom to discuss the contest, musical influences and a new record. Eric Brown: So, tell me about how the band was founded. Who are your main influences? Jonathan Wisdom: Okay. The band got started at Mercer,...

Get your Guido on with Kathleen

Get your Guido on with Kathleen

Kathleen Quinlan
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

All I can say about “The Jersey Shore” is “Why?” I wish that could be the entire article because I feel it encompasses my entire article perfectly. I just do not understand the mass appeal of this show. I have been fortunate enough to have only been tricked into seeing about 15 minutes of it. The rest I learn about from “The...

Abortion myths cloud debate, ignore pertinent pregnancy issues

Mary Kathryn Wiley
February 9
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I called fifteen pharmacies in Macon and asked for Plan B. Only three had Plan B in stock. Four had Next Choice in stock. Only one of the seven carried both and had both in stock. Clarissa Price wrote a recent opinions article about resources for pregnant Mercer students. She particularly targets the...

Gun laws in dire need of common sense reforms

Kyle Shook
February 9
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the wake of the Arizona shooting that left six dead and a United States congresswoman seriously injured, the question of gun control resurfaces again in these lovely, well-armed United States. In recent years, with tragedies like the Columbine shootings and the Virginia Tech massacre, the issue has c...

In defense of the bear statue and its generous donor

Garret McDowell
February 8
Filed under Columns, Opinions

There are all sorts of traditions at those schools that have been around for centuries. Mercer has been around for almost 200 years, and the most time-honored tradition we have is every freshman climbing the tower. We’ve seen the addition of several great things as of late. With the move of Greek Row to...

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