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Gun laws in dire need of common sense reforms

Kyle Shook
February 9, 2011
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, 2011
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...

Americans too passive and apathetic towards politics

Beau Smith
February 8, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s pretty often that we Americans are unsatisfied with our government, especially our president. It seems we’re always finding fault in our appointed leader’s actions and offering our advice as part of the solution. This is the loyal opposition: let’s be unsatisfied enough to become angry, but too...

An interview with Andy Hull

An interview with Andy Hull

Eric Brown
February 3, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Over the past four years, Andy Hull has established a record as one of the most talented and emotionally honest emerging musicians. As the frontman for Atlanta-based rock act Manchester Orchestra, his band’s brand of intricate, stripped-down and highly charged rock leads to a multitude of critical acclaim and an impassioned, firmly established fanbase. Thanks ...

The four best things of 2010

Eric Brown
February 2, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I know that best of lists are kind of a year-end tradition. Pitchfork, The AV Club, and virtually every other pop culture critic in the world likes to post a list at the end of the year, recapping their top choices for that particular 12 month period. They're always in list form, and they're always d...

The Village needs a nightlife

The Village needs a nightlife

Garret McDowell
January 31, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Out of those of you who venture downtown for Macon’s nightlife, how many times have you seen incidents happen downtown, feel upset that you have to go so far from campus just to dance, or experience any other detriment? Well, other than those places downtown like Envy, Asylum, Power Station, the Rookery...

In protest of the prodigal statue

In protest of the prodigal statue

Alex Moreschi
January 31, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinions

“At Mercer, everyone majors in changing the world. Be the bear.” This quote was taken from the front page of Mercer web page, and it prompted me to write about my opinion and set forth my opinion about something. Before doing so, I would like to briefly recount something that happened to me yesterday...

True Grit Film Review

True Grit Film Review

Kathleen Quinlan
January 27, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

True Grit is Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film, an adaption of Charles Portis’ novel of the same name. And it’s awesome. Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) is determined to avenge her father’s murder by hunting down Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the murderer. She hires U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff B...

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