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Know Thy Self Defense

Kolby Johnson

January 22, 2014

Even the most burly and intimidating of people have felt uncomfortable and unsafe when walking down an unlit street in a neighborhood that does not have the best reputation. When “fight or flight” instincts swell up in the pit of the stomach, it is easy for the mind to turn simple sights and s...

Makin’ Macon weather work

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Kolby Johnson

January 22, 2014

The weather in Macon has been sporadic at best. It seems every weather channel in the state is a constant stream of severe weather warnings. Winter has brought freezing rain, record-breaking temperatures and even one tornado warning. With class cancellations only a road freeze away, how do experienced Maco...

Macon Film Festival Holds a Screening of Sleepy Hollow

Kolby Johnson

December 3, 2013

Though Halloween has come and gone for this fall, Tattnall Square Park was still alive with things that may go bump in the night. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Macon Film Festival held a special screening of “Sleepy Hollow”, a film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The rated R film was p...

Samsung vs. iPhone: Which is better?

Kolby Johnson

November 9, 2013

It seems that Apple, in all its brand name glory, comes out with a new phone twice a year. Of course, I use the term “new” extremely loosely. In the past, Apple’s new phones have been the same product packaged with a few new software tweaks, slapped with a different marketing campaign and sent off to the fanatics who had the means and the mind to pre-order. However...

New teen novel tops charts with whirlwind story

Kolby Johnson

October 25, 2013

I fell in love with John Green’s novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” the same way Hazel Grace Lancaster, 16-year-old narrator of the novel, falls asleep and in love “slowly and then all at once.” “The Fault in Our Stars” takes readers on a whirlwind of tragedy, adventure and romance, sometimes al...

Great Books invites students on an expedition

Great Books invites students on an expedition

Kolby Johnson

October 13, 2013

Troy, the once-thought fictional city featured in Homer’s the “Iliad”, was the focus of the Great Books lecture given by Dr. Charlotte Thomas and Dr. Achim Kopp on Sept. 26. The lecture, entitled “The Archaeology of Troy and the ‘Iliad’,” was attended by many Great Books students and non-stu...

Rowling's wizarding world returns

Kolby Johnson

October 1, 2013

Earlier this month, the internet overflowed with rumors regarding a possible eighth Harry Potter book, and the prayers of self-proclaimed “Potter-Heads” appeared to be answered. Many Harry Potter fans have long yearned for a new book and were not quite ready for the adventure to come to a close. ...

Education and social media

Kolby Johnson

September 12, 2013

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest…if I were to write a composite list, it would seemingly expand beyond human comprehension. Okay, maybe not that far, but the list of social media infiltrating daily lives of individuals is extensive. The only thing that compares to the extensivene...

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