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Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Anisah Muhammad discovered her love for writing at a young age. When she was in middle school, she realized she was passionate about many forms of the skill, ranging from journalistic styles to fiction.   “I guess it just naturally came out,” Muhammad said. The first poem Muhammad ever wrote focused...

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I like to think of myself as someone who listens to a variety of artists. Some are signed and make songs for mainstream listeners, and some are independent and are extremely unique. Sometimes, some really great artists slip through the cracks. Nipsey Hussle is one of those artists. When I was exploring and ...

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

The Macon Pops orchestra is firing things up in Hawkins Arena on Friday with their end-of-season Latin concert. Titled “Latin Pop Revolution,” the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $14 for students and $24 regular price. Tickets can be purchased online from the Macon Pops webs...

What’s new at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival?

What’s new at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival?

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Created in 1982 by Carolyn Crayton with the help of William A. Fickling Sr., the Cherry Blossom Festival has been a point of pride and of international friendship in Macon for 36 years. It has also made the city of Macon the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World, according to the festival’s website. ...

Plunkett Gallery hosts new exhibit ‘Emerging Forms’

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall at Mercer University will have its current exhibit called “Emerging Forms” up until Friday, March 23. The work in the exhibit was created by still life photographer Whitney Ott who graduated from Mercer University in 2008 as an English literature major with a p...

Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’ belongs with the great sci-fi movies

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If you think of some of the best science-fiction movies that have been released over the past five years, which would you think of? “Interstellar,” the space odyssey about love and exploration? “Arrival,” a linguists time talking to aliens? Or “The Martian,” a movie about the loneliest m...

Review: The End of the F***ing World is actually just the beginning

Review: The End of the F***ing World is actually just the beginning

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Once again, Netflix has brought audiences another series to keep us glued to the couch for hours on end. “The End of the F***ing World” released as one of the streaming website’s originals on Jan. 5. This dark comic series highlights the misadventures of an emerging teen psychopath, James (pl...

The MoviePass Mystery: as many movies you want for $10 a month

The MoviePass Mystery: as many movies you want for $10 a month

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With streaming services revolutionizing the entertainment industry, watching movies has never been easier. Yet, there is something nostalgic, almost sacred, in the experience of going to the movie theater. Something about the dark room full of cool air, the ritual of new trailers playing before ...

Migos give out a second attempt to contributing to the “Culture”

Migos give out a second attempt to contributing to the “Culture”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

There is no rap group currently that can captivate an entire market better than Migos can. What I find so interesting about them is that they have tapped into their own niche of rap music. The Migos’ career is at an all-time high. All of the members have contributed to their continued media cov...

Movie Review: ‘The Post’ shows the importance of journalism

Movie Review: ‘The Post’ shows the importance of journalism

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

In today’s political landscape, it is important to understand the significance of good journalism. People seem to have forgotten what it means to face the facts and instead have opted to use the phrase “fake news” when there is something in the news they disagree with. Our country has faced man...

Film Review: I, Tonya

Film Review: I, Tonya

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Three-time Oscar nominee, “I, Tonya” is a dark comedy that depicts the life of American figure skater Tonya Harding and her involvement in the 1994 attack against her competition, Nancy Kerrigan. Harding started her skating career young, and before her ex-husband orchestrated a hit on Kerrigan...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase, Theater

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

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