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The Cherry Blossom Festival on a college budget

The Cherry Blossom Festival on a college budget

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Macon is home to the International Cherry Blossom Festival that takes place every spring. This year the festival runs from Mar. 24 to Apr. 2 and includes many different events that are happening all over Macon. Even if you’re on a tight college budget you can still join in on the festivities. These ar...

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 24
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

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Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
March 23
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

“It’s pretty amazing, actually,” said Sam Philp, a junior on the team. “We’ve never been on anything like this. I’ve never personally been on a roll like this . . . so it’s definitely something different. You can feel it within the team. Everybody’s got a lot of confidence. We’re all clicking together.”

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What you need to know about House Bill 51

What you need to know about House Bill 51

Emily Thompson, Contributing Writer
March 22
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"House Bill 51 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. It may have been created with good intentions. However, it has devolved into a bill that protects dangerous people and abuses, or at the least, doesn’t protect our most vulnerable."

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City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

City and Colour rounded out the night with a setlist from the band’s most recent album, “If I Should Go Before You,” which got frontman Dallas Green an Artist of the Year nomination.

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Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News, Showcase

“It was such an honor to record where the Allman Brothers and so many others have recorded their music.” Cantrell said.

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Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under Business, News, Showcase

The new bar — which opened Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day — will remain under the same ownership, but it will be branded as an all-inclusive venue.

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Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout Mercer’s campus more and more students appear to be sick this flu season compared to previous years. This flu season has seen an increased number of cases because of the H3N2 strain, which is the most severe strain in the Influenza A category, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to be co-headliners at Bearstock After Dark

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Previews, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 is going to look radically different from any Bearstock that’s been before. With headliners like DJ Mustard and Waka Flocka Flame, the Quadworks sponsored event will have a new sound in addition to its new performance structure. BEARSTOCK: AFTER DARK Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard Waka Fl...

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s late afternoon and students are huddled at tables discussing how to market their business ideas. These aren’t college students or professionals, but middle and high school students intent on becoming entrepreneurs. They eventually break into smaller groups and update one another on the cur...

Affordable spring break trips NOT on the beach

Affordable spring break trips NOT on the beach

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Halfway through the semester, spring break is much needed. The air is getting warmer, summer is getting closer and studying becomes nearly impossible. While many college students want to go to the beach during the break, there are plenty of other fun adventures to go on. If you’re on a budget and not...

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