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Athlete Spotlight: Sommer Walker

Rachel Snapp

October 22, 2014

The Mercer community takes pride in the Bears’ numerous sports successes. From Mercer Madness to homecoming, weekends are always full of various events, and there is always a reason to wear orange and black. Weekends for Mercer junior Sommer Walker, however, look a little different. Walker studies...

Mercer alumnus to release rap EP

Rachel Snapp

April 4, 2014

Mercer alumnus Ryan Kirkconnell, is an innovative musician and an unmistakable presence. Kirkconnell graduated from Mercer in spring 2013 with a degree in music education. His distinctive deep and booming voice coupled with his ability to turn a brilliant phrase make for a promising product in his newest...

Radio hits and groovy tunes for road trips

Rachel Snapp

March 20, 2014

College is the prime time for young adults to travel and explore. Proper tunes are necessary to accompany road trips and set the mood for such adventures. Each person is entitled to their own individual preferences. With spring break excursions fresh in Mercer students’ minds, it can generally be agreed...

Townsend anticipates largest incoming class in history

Townsend anticipates largest incoming class in history

Rachel Snapp

March 20, 2014

Next fall, Mercer’s Townsend School of Music will potentially welcome the largest incoming class in its history. Currently 66 prospective students have auditioned with additional auditions to take place in the next few weeks. With this influx of potential Mercer musicians, there are several factors...

Cherry Blossom Fesitval promises good times for all

Rachel Snapp

March 20, 2014

Despite Georgia weather’s lack of seasonal resolve, trees are beginning to bloom – just in time to welcome Macon’s annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the highly anticipated festivities. With semester finals approaching faster than desired, Mercer...

‘Sherlock’ season 3 keeps viewers guessing

Rachel Snapp

February 6, 2014

The Brits are rapidly climbing the ladder of American entertainment. English musicians such as Adele, Mumford & Sons and One Direction have become top-chart artists in the U.S. This British Invasion II, however, encompasses more media than solely music, with BBC television series sparking their own...

Country concert tonight at the Cox

Rachel Snapp

January 10, 2014

Macon’s Cox Capitol Theatre welcomes three of the top songwriters in the south tonight for “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.” The concert will be a night of country music and storytelling. Kevn Kinney, singer and songwriter of Drivin N Cryin’, will be joined by fellow country music performers...

National voice competition comes to Mercer

Rachel Snapp

December 3, 2013

Annual auditions are held for high school and college voice students to participate in a competition through NATS, the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  This year, Mercer’s Townsend School of Music had the honor of hosting this highly anticipated two day event.  On November 15th and...

Goo Goo Doll's alternative mojo continues with new album

Rachel Snapp

August 28, 2013

Released this summer, “Magnetic” marks the tenth studio album produced by the alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls. Making its debut on June 11, the album received mediocre reviews from its less than faithful fans. It was found wanting as it was accused of following a predictable formula. It can be agr...

Mercer Artists: David Ricard II

David Ricard II / Photo courtesy Mercer Marketing and Communications

Rachel Snapp

August 28, 2013

David Ricard II, a freshman Mechanical Engineering major, also plays the offensive line on Mercer’s football team. Outside of academics and football, music is one of his other interests. He joined the Mercer Singers this semester, and will hopefully stand with the choir as they sing the National Anthem at the first game of  the season against Reinhardt...

Culture War: Art in America and France

Culture War: Art in America and France

Rachel Snapp

August 14, 2013

Patisseries, espressos, mimes, outdoor markets, beautiful countryside and historical architecture: all things that I imagined when looking forward to my six-week summer study abroad experience in Perigueux, France. In anticipation for complete French cultural immersion, I expected the locals to throw open thei...

Keep up with Mercer Arts this year

Rachel Snapp

August 14, 2013

Mercer’s Fine Arts are preparing for a full year of performances and shows. From operas to art exhibits, there is a wide spectrum of productions, so be sure to come and support your Mercer Arts! Mercer Singers: Family Weekend Concert, Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Song, Nov. 24 Lessons and Carols, Dec. 7...

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