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Party hard with Andrew W.K.

Party hard with Andrew W.K.

Eric Brown
March 16, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Andrew W.K. isn’t your average rock star. Sure, he tours around the world playing high-energy music and singing about partying, just like many others. But the real twist to Andrew W.K. is that he’s just so damn positive about it all. None of his songs are brooding, overtly dark, or depressing. He doesn’t have time to posture or look angsty. Instead, his songs ...

Minority Report: Mixtapes

Stephen Kearse
March 16, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Clause 23 of Section 6 of Article 84 of the Hip-Hop Doctrine duly states, “If a rapper releases a 7 song EP in which only 3 of the songs feature rap lyrics, it is completely acceptable for fans to respond with outrage and/or denunciation of said rapper’s career.” Being the ascetic Confucian tha...

Politicians, citizens ostracize American Muslims under guise of national security

Politicians, citizens ostracize American Muslims under guise of national security

Kyle Shook
March 16, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dr. Benjamin Franklin once stated, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This sentiment, spoken over 200 years ago, proved eerily accurate in the course of American history. Living in proverbial isolation and sharing borders w...

Internet anonymity facilitates vitriol in religious debates

Brittani Howell
March 16, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Because I am somewhat technologically challenged and also stingy when it comes to buying songs, I listen to a good majority of my music on YouTube, and some of that music is part of the Christian genre. I’m a fan of Switchfoot, Relient K, NEEDTOBREATHE and various other artists whose music falls into that ...

Assumptions of absolute truth degrade collegiate discourse while stunting personal growth

Gene Mitchell
March 16, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

College, unlike any other arena, creates a great environment for different ideas to develop beyond superficial grounding.   Not just by reaffirmation but by active engagement with differing views. A better understanding of opposing perspectives will inevitably strengthen a view, or do the believer an ev...

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Kathleen Quinlan
March 5, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Listen Up, Nerds

James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride all star in the new film Your Highness. Eventful is hosting a contest that college students can vote in to have the film's premiere held at their campus. Franco, Portman and McBride will visit the winning school and attend the afterparty. Second to sixth-place schools win an advanced screening. SO VOTE! WE ALL LOVE JAME...

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Macon’s newest club opens downtown

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News

Listen up, Mercer partiers: Macon’s downtown club scene is about to get a bit more wild and exciting as the city’s largest club first opens its doors at 9 PM on March 4th for Macon’s First Friday event. Element Nightclub, located at 425 Cherry St., aims to be Macon’s newest nightlife hotspot,...

Bearstock bands announced

Bearstock bands announced

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  UPDATE: Find more information on Bearstock here! Fans of Bearstock need wait no more. On Wednesday, Quadworks held a press conference to announce the three headlining bands at this year’s music festival. Headlining the event are electro-hop group 3OH!3, Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash, and indie pop-rock act Parachu...

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Your guide to: Surviving music festivals

Eric Brown
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

TICKETS Always buy tickets from official websites. Skeezy looking ones can prove to be major rip-offs. Also be wary of buying from scalpers. Not only are they overpriced, they may misrepresent some crucial details. PLANNING At multi-stage festivals, there are always two or more bands playing at o...

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

Kyle Shook
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the shadow of the massive protests in Egypt that unseated a president, the shot seems to have been heard around the world. In Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of public employees (many of them teachers) came out in protest of plans by the Governor to limit collective bargaining, basically unplugging la...

Sam Oni’s speech inspires a future without discrimination

Mary Kathryn Wiley
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Says Oni, “I do not want to dwell too much on the negatives or the past.” This is a pretty incredible statement, given Mr. Oni’s experiences. Mr. Oni’s college roommate, Dr. Don Baxter, tells humorous stories of their time living together, but he also has some more sobering words to share. For ex...

Bottle deposit programs practical

Garret McDowell
February 23, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, I have been granted the opportunity to work on creating legislation for the state of Georgia to adopt its own bottle deposit program. A so-called “Bottle Bill” sets up programs where, after purchase and consumption of the contents, consumers can drop bottles and aluminum drink cans off f...

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