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Charvis Harrell's art went on display at the McEachern Art Center on Aug 29.

Charvis Harrell seizes Black autonomy amidst America’s white gaze

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer October 1, 2020
Charvis Harrell has been showcasing the disparaging impact of negative Black stereotypes at his art exhibit, “Cartoon Violence: Elegy and Testimony,” at the McEachern Art Center since Aug. 29.
Miriam Kennedy listens to a podcast.

Podcasts to check out this fall

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer September 30, 2020
Podcasts are a way to pass time that also let you learn about random things. Obscure facts make or break a podcast, and these podcasts do that all too well.
Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction

Escaping reality, even just for a moment, through fiction

Safia Serena Tejani, Contributing Writer September 28, 2020
When the onset of a pandemic brought the world to a halt, photographers around Mercer’s campus had to reimagine their work. While moving home and adapting to online classes, they changed their subjects and methods to still produce content.
Dear world, please let little girls grow up at a normal pace

Dear world, please let little girls grow up at a normal pace

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer September 20, 2020
Sex sells, no matter how much the world wants to deny its incurable desire for vices. The sexualization of the industry has always been at the forefront of controversy and contentment all at once by sexually-charged music and music videos, literature, film and other forms of entertainment. 
Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer September 20, 2020
Looking for new artists to listen to? Whether you’re making a new study playlist or jamming out with a few friends, here are five artists that you should definitely be listening to this fall.
Jacqueline Lamothe poses for a portrait at Mercer University.

Mercer Artist: Blue Skyy Designs showcases relentless hope and self love through design

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer September 19, 2020

Blue Skyy Designs is a creative business created by journalism major and graphic design minor Jacqueline Lamothe, who is a sophomore at Mercer University.  Lamothe creates art from the heart, focusing...

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer September 19, 2020
This summer was a boon for fans of alternative music as artists worldwide dropped new albums. Here are four of the best records from summer 2020 to add to your playlist.
Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer September 18, 2020
Undoubtedly, this stressful time has impacted our mental health. Whether that impact has been for better or for worse, listening to music can be a healthy way to stay sane. This time has also given us an opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in music that may have defined our lives at one point, or discover new music that you’ll be listening to way after quarantine. Either way, here are some albums to uplift your mood.
Review: The Umbrella Academy’s second season is even stronger than the first

Review: The Umbrella Academy’s second season is even stronger than the first

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer September 12, 2020
The second season of the Umbrella Academy takes the best parts of the first season and builds on it. All of the siblings are given important character development throughout the season and grow both as individuals and as a family. A far cry from the distant and hurt siblings from the first season, the Hagreeves siblings are all given separate and unique plotlines that allow them to shine. Their development is all natural and leads to many heartwarming moments as they begin to heal from their respective traumas and find themselves as a family again.
WAP: Women and Power 

WAP: Women and Power 

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer September 11, 2020

Cardi B broke her music hiatus by releasing her new single “WAP” ft. Megan Thee Stallion under Atlanta Records in August of 2020. The song features guest appearances by famous female figures, including...

Music student Melody Little receives instruction from Piano 1 professor Gail Pollock during the COVID-19 outbreak. Pollock also said that she disinfects the area with Pledge Antibacterial Surface Cleaner between classes.

COVID-19 pushes new advancements within the School of Music

Safia Serena Tejani , Contributing Writer September 10, 2020
Ever wonder how an in-class mask mandate applies to singers and other musicians within Mercer University’s School of Music? Singers and other musicians are required to wear masks even while singing or playing their instruments — but how is that possible?
The Wini McQueen exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Review: The stories stitched in Wini McQueen’s quilts

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor September 9, 2020
Best known as a textile artist, McQueen masterfully melds together the craft of quilting with the art of storytelling, often to capture what it means to be an African American woman in the South. 
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