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‘Zootopia’ provides insightful, but subtle, social commentary

‘Zootopia’ provides insightful, but subtle, social commentary

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Disney’s “Zootopia” beat out box-office hit “Frozen” with a $73.7 million in their U.S. opening weekend. The evil has been defeated. Maybe now, people will finally let it go. But if you need more than just a couple million dollars to convince you that you’re not going to see just another ta...

“PlayStation Vue” offers convenient and affordable television service

“PlayStation Vue” offers convenient and affordable television service

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

PlayStation just launched a new service that could change the way we “Vue” television. “PlayStation Vue” launched to select markets in places like New York and Chicago in 2015. On March 14, it went nationwide with a few minor tweaks. The major markets still have more features than the...

Fuller House’ satisfies ’90s nostalgia

Fuller House’ satisfies ’90s nostalgia

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
March 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The opening song plays, and instantly I am back in my childhood bedroom watching late night reruns again. Except for the first time since 1995, it's not a rerun. “Fuller House” is the purest form of concentrated nostalgia. Netflix brought back the hit show of from the 80s and 90s. And it does no...

“XCOM 2” surpasses “Enemy Unknown” with highly moddable design

“XCOM 2” surpasses “Enemy Unknown” with highly moddable design

Carson McGorry, Copy Editor
February 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Time is as big of an enemy in “XCOM 2” as any one of the new aliens. The number of times I have come up a day late and a dollar short on a critical research project or scouting mission is as big as the memorial wall of soldiers that have fallen under my command because of it. “XCOM 2” is the s...

‘Deadpool’ delights with R-rate hijinks

‘Deadpool’ delights with R-rate hijinks

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Here we go again — another superhero movie.  We are overrun with superhero movies right now.  Some are great, wonderfully written pieces . . . and some are not so much. Deadpool — the merc with the mouth — is not your typical superhero. Honestly, he’s not really a superhero at all. The...

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Mercer University Opera’s “Oklahoma!” a success at the Grand Opera House

Elliot James, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Mercer University Opera’s three-day production of the musical “Oklahoma!” opened at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 21 and closed Saturday, Jan. 23. The student production was well received by local theatergoers and was a highlight of the weekend. “Oklahoma!” de...

“The Girl on the Train” satisfies despite controversy

“The Girl on the Train” satisfies despite controversy

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief
January 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins made it on my list for Santa this year, but not for reasons a sane person might suspect. Yes, the book will be made into a movie coming out in October, starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux. Yes, critics have hailed the book the next suspense-thriller, com...

Aziz Ansari dazzles in new project, “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari dazzles in new project, “Master of None”

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Best known for his role as Tom Haverford in “Parks and Recreation,” Aziz Ansari has since traded in small town Pawnee, Indiana for the big apple in his newest project, “Master of None”— a delightful comedic series in which he truly shines. Ansari plays the lead role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor who...

Mercer University Opera starts new year on a high note with ‘Oklahoma!’

Mercer University Opera starts new year on a high note with ‘Oklahoma!’

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
January 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Mercer University Opera will perform an iconic American musical this weekend.

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‘November 9’ delivers a new take on modern romance

‘November 9’ delivers a new take on modern romance

Meghan Duffey, Staff Writer
December 6
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“November 9,” a new novel by Colleen Hoover, is a refreshing take on the traditional romance novel and is now one of my favorite books. For fans of Hoover’s past stories such as “Slammed” and “Confess,” “November 9” is sure to be another slam-dunk for you. For those who haven’...

Local band continues to produce unique sounds

Local band continues to produce unique sounds

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

Bootz & Katz merges the genres of jam-style rock and electronic music into a new genre called Livetronica.

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Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bear Bites, Reviews

I had an existential crisis at 694 Lower Poplar St. The small white brick building along that potholed road seemed like it had been pumping out collard greens and mac and cheese well before my time. But the bright red sign read “since 1996.” The cafeteria-style service, old round tables an...

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