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Meet the bands of the final battle

Kelsey Jones

November 9, 2013

“I am excited to see people from different student organizations come together for this event. It is campus unity at its finest,” said Raymond Partolan, master of ceremonies, as he prepared for Battle of the Bands last Thursday night. Six bands took the stage Thursday, Oct. 24, to compete for the title of last ba...

Cuisine Critiques with Kelsey: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Kelsey Jones

October 25, 2013

“One more cup of coffee for the road, one more cup of coffee ’fore I go to the valley below” -Bob Dylan We’re about at that point in the semester where I am wearing the same sweatpants two days in a row, and whether or not I’ve brushed my hair has become a questionable and sensitive topic. Needless...

Preview: Battle of the Bands

Kelsey Jones

October 25, 2013

Folksy-acoustic band FTM was crowned last band standing for the 2013 Battle of the Bands. Caleb Thornley, front-man, and four other band members frequently lead campus worship at RUF. They were awarded $1000 as first place prize and serenaded the crowd with an acoustic performance of "Radioactive" in...

Cuisine Critiques with Kelsey: The Rookery

Kelsey Jones

October 13, 2013

I’m a big believer in stories. I think a good story can dry tears and excite belly laughs. I know a good storyteller is the best kind of friend. If you’ve got a good story, chances are there is somebody around who wants to hear it. When I think of my story in Macon there is one restaurant table in...

Funk, folk and rock 'n' roll at Battle of the Bands

Kelsey Jones

October 13, 2013

On Oct.24, five bands will take the stage at Cruz Plaza for QuadWorks’ Battle of the Bands competition. Battle of the Bands is a live entertainment event in which student and local bands compete for cash prizes. The event is sponsored by QuadWorks and planned by its MercerLive committee. Last year, Mercer saw the return of Battle of the B...

Cuisine Critiques with Kelsey: FOJ

Kelsey Jones

October 1, 2013

My Wednesday morning started off with a quick walk to Mercer Village to check out Fountain of Juice (FOJ) at its College Hill location. I was pretty pumped, considering breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. The jaunt started off with a cup of fresh coffee with cream fresh out of the fridge. I know this ...

Cuisine Critiques With Kelsey: Brasserie Circa

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Kelsey Jones

September 12, 2013

Anybody who knows me can tell you I am a huge proponent of Macon, especially its small business sector. I am a huge fan of local. I am also a huge fan of food. As a child, I always tried to plan our meals for family vacations until I was told that we could not eat Mexican cuisine for ever...

"Macon" Summer Memories: How will you make Macon part of your year?

Kelsey Jones

August 14, 2013

Mercer University is expanding its student housing portfolio on the North side of campus. Sierra Development broke ground this summer in the construction of the third phase of the Lofts at Mercer Village. Jim Daws, president of Sierra Development, is looking forward to transforming the College St. entrance of M...

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