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Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Sammi Godwin flips through the pages of Miss Dalloway, written by one of her main influences, Virginia Wolf.

Marianna Bacallao

March 27, 2019

"Performance Art" Pain is performance art For women who crack open Their ribs, letting their hearts breathe And strumming their entrails.   When Mercer junior Sammi Godwin wrote that poem last January, she did so after dwelling on how much art is born from pain and the voyeuris...

Middle Georgia Art Association Hosts an Exhibit and Competition with a “Macon” Theme

The Middle Georgia Art Association is located on Ingleside Ave.

Jules Tollett

March 27, 2019

The Middle Georgia Art Association (MGAA) is hosting a new art exhibit titled “Macon” from March 15 until April 12. The exhibit features both photography and paintings from artists all over Macon. The idea for the exhibit was created by the board of directors at the Middle Georgia Arts Associati...

Special guided tour of historic Macon buildings to be led by the Historic Macon Foundation

The Hay House on Georgia Avenue is one of the stops on the Lights On Macon tour.

Chas Pridgen

March 27, 2019

The Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) will be hosting a meet and greet event and a guided tour of Macon’s historic buildings on March 28 at 6 p.m. The tour will begin and end at the Sidney Lanier Cottage on High Street, and a wine reception will be hosted where people can meet board members and emplo...

The evolution of storytelling in video games

The evolution of storytelling in video games

Marianna Bacallao and Chas Pridgen

March 21, 2019

Video games have evolved as a storytelling medium since the millennium, coming into their own and creating stories only possible through an interactive platform. Choose Your Own Adventure Choose-your-own-adventure games have gotten more sophisticated both in terms of story and immersive world bui...

Review: Umbrella Academy has a strong but not self-contained first season

Review: Umbrella Academy has a strong but not self-contained first season

Mandi DeLong

March 14, 2019

Inspired by the comic series of the same name, Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” centers around a dysfunctional superhero family trying to save the world while dealing with their own myriad of personal issues. The ensemble cast consists of the Hagreeves children and members of the titular Umbrella...

Movie Review: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a fitting end to a beloved series

Movie Review: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a fitting end to a beloved series

Connor Cable

March 14, 2019

When the first “How To Train Your Dragon” film burst onto the scene back in 2010, the world was really caught by surprise. Production company Dreamworks is no slouch when it comes to animation. With franchises like “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” under their belt, no one though...

Mercer Artist: Julia Swain plans to teach music in India

Julia Swain is a Music Performance major at Mercer.

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019

Senior Julia Swain is an artist in more ways than one. Although she is mostly involved in the music school and plays viola for the McDuffie Center for Strings, she has also become more involved in Mercer’s visual arts program. Swain has been involved in the arts from a very young age. She began playing...

“Captain Marvel”: A nice change of pace for Marvel Studios

“Captain Marvel”: A nice change of pace for Marvel Studios

Chas Pridgen

March 11, 2019

“Captain Marvel” is the first female-led addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and it only took a little over a decade. While this movie is an exciting, well-made step toward representation in the massive franchise, it is not without its faults. “Captain Marvel” is lighter than some of...

Joey Stuckey Album Release Party

Joey Stuckey plays a song from his new album on guitar.

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019

A man of many talents, Joey Stuckey is not only a Mercer graduate and professor of Music Technology at Mercer, but he is also a nationally recognized musician. Stuckey has released over six albums, has opened for several big name bands and is also the official music ambassador for Macon. To celebrate the...

Review: Shane Dawson’s docu-series is revolutionizing YouTube

Review: Shane Dawson’s docu-series is revolutionizing YouTube

Mahima Sultan

March 2, 2019

It’s no secret that within the past year, the infamous YouTube sensation Shane Dawson went from his classic vlog-style videos with friends to more hard-hitting, documentary-style videos. His most recent documentary-esque series focused primarily on conspiracy theories. In two episodes that were re...

Mercer “Dungeons and Dragons” game master is an improvisational storyteller

Nick Pope is a D&D game master who uses the game to tell stories.

Chas Pridgen

March 1, 2019

With the current re-emergence of “Dungeons and Dragons” (D&D) into pop culture, creators are finding that some of their stories are best told around a table. One of these storytellers is Nick Pope, a Dungeon Master (DM) who started playing D&D about two years ago. Pope said that the basi...

Mercer grad wins three Grammy awards

Raymond Partolan, a Mercer graduate and Grammy award winner, works as an advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. Photo provided by Partolan.

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

February 28, 2019

Mercer grad Raymond Partolan won three Grammy awards for the album “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom.” Partolan first got involved with the album in 2018 when producer Kabir Sehgal approached him, wanting to know more about his story as an undocumented person growing up in t...

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