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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...

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019

Awards season is coming to a close, and the 91st Academy Awards are almost here. For all of the movie lovers out there, awards season is a great time; we get to see which of our favorite movies are recognized for their greatness, and which ones are left behind. Nearly all of the major awards shows h...

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019

Stacy Jenkins, founder of the production company Pop of Genius Films, is preparing for the showing of the company’s latest documentary, “How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary.” The documentary highlights crime, gun violence and death in the youths of Middle Georgia. J...

Mercer Film Society to host Oscars watch party, unify students through film

Mercer Film Society to host Oscars watch party, unify students through film

Mahima Sultan

February 12, 2019

Mercer Film Society, a student-run organization on campus, is encouraging students to celebrate film during their Oscar’s Watch Party Feb. 24. The organization is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the knowledge of film as an art form, and augmenting the appreciation and understanding of ...

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019

The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This exhibit features art from several local...

Movie Marathon Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Movie Marathon Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Serena Golden

February 11, 2019

Whether you think of the day as a celebration of love or a corporate holiday designed to sell commercial romance in the form of chocolates and flowers, Valentine’s Day has arrived. Candlelit dinners are often out of the budget for broke college students, but a movie marathon on trusty Netflix or H...

Wesleyan offers a monthly farmers market on campus

Wesleyan offers a monthly farmers market on campus

Connor Cable

January 30, 2019

The Wesleyan Market is a monthly shopping event where local vendors and sellers can showcase their products to the public held on the campus of Wesleyan College in Macon. The market has been operating on a monthly basis ever since August of 2008, and they have been a local staple ever since their incepti...

Into the Spider-Verse: a new age of animation

Into the Spider-Verse: a new age of animation

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

January 30, 2019

“Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” is one of the most ambitious animated films of the last decade, and it comes from a studio outside of Disney’s monopoly. Watching “Into the Spider-Verse” is like seeing a comic book come to life in an adrenaline shot of frantic, fast-paced action. The ...

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

7 pieces of entertainment to look out for in spring 2019

Chas Pridgen

January 29, 2019

In a time where seemingly no one in Hollywood can have an original idea, all hope is not lost. There are still tons of cool new stories being produced by artists in all areas of creativity. Here is a list of some things to be on the lookout for in the spring of 2019. 1. Superhero Shenaniganry There are a lo...

“Glass”: The journey, not the destination

“Glass”: The journey, not the destination

Cheyenne Hines

January 29, 2019

M. Night Shyamalan is the king of the long-con, waiting nearly 20 years to complete a trilogy series with Blumhouse Productions’ latest release, “Glass.” “Glass” is the final movie in the trilogy, following “Unbreakable” (2000), and “Split” (2016). The series features characters related...

Ampersand Guild: A Home for Local Artists

Ampersand Guild: A Home for Local Artists

Mahima Sultan

January 29, 2019

Cherry Street is home to the new and improved Ampersand Guild that hosts a poetry and spoken word event every second Friday of the month. When Winsphere Jones, a playwright and two-time published author moved back to his hometown of Macon, he was immediately drawn to Ampersand Guild. “It’s th...

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