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Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is peachy

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Donald Glover, thank you for showing my home, Atlanta, to the world. Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is the creator of the comedy “Atlanta,” which follows two cousins who are trying to make a name for themselves in the rap music industry. Glover also plays the main character in the...

Mercer’s art department makes changes to better fit students’ needs

Mercer’s art department makes changes to better fit students’ needs

Mary Lathem, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When Mercer’s visual art students returned to school this fall, they were greeted by some firsts and a few much-needed renovations: improved work areas, a new degree program and, for the first time, nude models for the department’s life drawing course. Hardman Hall, the home of Mercer’s Art dep...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Mercer Artist: Stephanie Martin, painter and musician

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Stephanie Martin has never actually kept one of her paintings. Martin, a freshman, started painting on canvas during her senior year of high school after scrolling through Pinterest. She was looking for dorm decoration ideas with a group of girls who were also coming to Mercer. Martin and her friend...

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

The riveting quest continues in “Empire of Storms”

Elizabeth Tammi, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

New and old forces unite in the fifth and penultimate installment of Sarah Maas’ epic fantasy book series “Throne of Glass.” Released on Sept. 6, “Empire of Storms” continues the story of a lost queen’s quest to reclaim her birthright. Aelin Galathynius has spent the past decade hiding...

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

“Fame” to feature Mercer music students, contest winners

Rylee Kirk and Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writers
October 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

The touring cast of the beloved Broadway musical “Fame” will visit Macon’s Grand Opera House as part of its annual Broadway Series. Showings will be October 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. “Fame” follows the adventure of young hopefuls in dance, music and theater. Conceived from both the Academy Award-win...

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Mac Miller’s ‘Divine Feminine’ dazzles

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Mac Miller’s “The Divine Feminine,” a brave new venture taking rap into the world of romanticism, is perhaps one of his most provocative works yet. While he’s no less sexed-up, Miller has shaken the strung-out character that pervades his previous albums. In “The Divine Feminine,” he’s more...

Byron Grant to lead musical theater masterclasses

Byron Grant to lead musical theater masterclasses

Elliot James
September 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Distinguished musical theater performer and educator Byron Grant will visit the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University to teach a three-part masterclass. As a returning guest to Townsend, he will guide students through techniques on how to sing the story and “sell the song.” The first class took...

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

“Southside with You” reveals a different side to the Obamas

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“Southside with You” showcased why the Obamas are the real “relationship goals.” Writer and director Richard Tanne follows the first date between Michelle Robinson, played by Tika Sumpter, and Barack Obama, played by Parker Sawyers. The movie’s music and pop culture really takes the viewers ...

“Gidion’s Knot” is a thought-provoking start to the Mercer Theatre season

“Gidion’s Knot” is a thought-provoking start to the Mercer Theatre season

Yiren Zhang, Contributing Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From Sept. 8 to 11, Mercer Theatre brought Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot to the stage at the Tattnall Square Center for the Arts — and what a rollercoaster ride it was! The play revolves around the mystery of the death of Gidion, a young public school student. Teacher Heather Clark (played b...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For...

‘Mad About Chamber Music I’ to showcase the talents of the Mercer Wind Ensemble

‘Mad About Chamber Music I’ to showcase the talents of the Mercer Wind Ensemble

Elliot James, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mad About Chamber Music I, the first of a two-part series, will come to the Neva Langley Fickling Hall at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music on Friday, Sept. 16. The evening will feature small chamber ensembles comprised from members of the larger Mercer Wind Ensemble. The concert is free and open to...

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