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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After Nancy Grace’s Founder’s Day speech on Feb. 8, Student Government Association President Elizabeth McKay announced a new Mercer tradition: a student speaker at graduation. ”No one can better relate to the class than someone that is graduating with them,” said McKay. The idea was brought f...

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 will be a two-part event featuring both daytime and night-time concerts in different locations. Quadworks released a video and letter addressed to the Mercer community on Feb. 20 with the announcement that Bearstock 2017 will give students a different experience than the Bearstock even...

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Bear Bites: LaDDa Bistro

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Self-proclaimed as “the next best trend to hit downtown Macon,” LaDDa Bistro on Cherry Street breaks outside the normal barriers of Asian food, offering a huge menu full of both Thai dishes and Southern specialties.

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5 Ways to Cope with Stress

5 Ways to Cope with Stress

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Stress is great. It’s a hormone that reminds that you’re alive and kicking, but too much of everything is a bad thing. So, what’s a college student to do to manage their stress levels in college?

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