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Cancelled TV you will love

Cancelled TV you will love

Kathleen Quinlan

April 27, 2011

Okay, nerds. I’ve spent all our time together telling you what not to like, but now that it’s all coming to an end, I’m going to tell you what to like. Some of the greatest television shows are cancelled because not enough people watch them, which is really upsetting but unsurprising since we live ...

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

Ace and Zaz

Kathleen Quinlan

April 27, 2011

4/5 Bear Claws Augusta natives Robert Payne and Chase Kleist are part of the indie/alternative/hip-hop group Ace and Zaz. Chase is Ace and Robert is Zaz. After being part of several musical groups in high school, including Smells Like New and Non-Shalant (Acoustic), Kleist and Payne created this project that ...

Students should appreciate on-campus events

Kathleen Quinlan

April 13, 2011

Mercer students are extremely ambivalent. Our campus has roughly the same amount of campus events as UGA and less students, yet almost every event is barely attended. The people who do go are the ones who want the free shirt. But there are ways to get the shirt and not attend the event. Show up, get...

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Kathleen Quinlan

April 13, 2011

  4.5/5 Bear Claws If Tina Fey is your hero — and if you’re between the ages of 18 and 28, she probably is—you need to read her new book, Bossypants. You know how on an episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon tells Rosemary Howard (Carrie Fisher) that she is her lady hero? That’s how you’ll feel about Tina Fey...

Please, no more 3D movies

3D!

Kathleen Quinlan

April 13, 2011

  Is it entirely necessary for almost every film to be filmed in 3-D? Sure, I understand how 3-D is cool and sometimes it can add to the film. But it’s just ridiculous how films are filmed in both 3-D and 2-D now, or hastily reformatted to be 3-D right before the release date. Filming in both formats makes the entire proce...

Professor Spotlight: Richard Fallis

Richard Fallis, professor of English, enjoys constructing model trains and reading Irish poetry by William B. Yeats.

Kathleen Quinlan

April 13, 2011

Former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Richard Fallis is a fan of his students, model trains and the Irish poet William B. Yeats. Fallis is originally from Nashville, Tenn., and attended Wake Forest University before attending Princeton University for graduate school. At the time that he enrolled, the Fo...

Kathleen hates the Kardashians

Kathdashians

Kathleen Quinlan

March 30, 2011

Why would anyone want to keep up with the Kardashians? Seriously. I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve only seen clips from the horrendous E! production (can it even be called that?) on “The Soup” because I don’t like to waste my time with bad TV. If you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I’m just going to assume your remote is los...

No more vampires, okay?

Kathleen Quinlan

March 16, 2011

I don’t understand this whole vampire fad. Why won’t it go away? Can someone stake it? Sure, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was awesome. But it was awesome because she was killing vampires. Nowadays, vampires are supposed to be sexy or something. No, people who want to rip your throat out are not...

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Kathleen Quinlan

March 5, 2011

James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride all star in the new film Your Highness. Eventful is hosting a contest that college students can vote in to have the film's premiere held at their campus. Franco, Portman and McBride will visit the winning school and attend the afterparty. Second to sixth-place schools win an advanced screening. SO VOTE! WE ALL LOVE JAME...

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Kathleen Quinlan

February 23, 2011

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an identity crisis. I am just thinking about your baker’s dozen of personas.  Look, Miley Montana, I get...

Spring Break safety tips

Kathleen Quinlan

February 23, 2011

- Make sure you always have your ID. - Always travel in groups.  - Always wear protection (sunscreen or otherwise). - Don’t fall asleep in a hot tub. - Don’t leave your drink unattended. - Don’t trust strangers. They aren’t your friends. - Always buckle up. - If someone follows you to...

Police beat roundup

Police beat roundup

Kathleen Quinlan

February 9, 2011

Mercer Police resolved a total of 16 incidents on campus during the months of December and January. Dec. 8: An officer on patrol noticed a car which had driven up on a median and damaged its tires.  The officer investigated and found the driver appeared to be intoxicated.  Signs of intoxication inc...

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