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Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer March 26, 2020
Deviating from the mainstream might be uncomfortable at first, but doing so will ultimately enrich your listening experience.
Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Chance Allen, Staff Writer March 25, 2020
Despite the long gaps between Uzi’s various projects throughout his career, “Eternal Atake” takes the lead at being perhaps his best album thus far.
“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

Hunter Gause, Contributing Writer March 25, 2020
Would you be able to fall in love with someone and commit to them, without seeing them? Netflix’s newest hit show, “Love Is Blind,” gave the term “blind date” a whole new meaning and pushed the boundaries of finding love.
Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Here are 10 songs to listen to while quarantined 

Chance Allen, Staff Writer March 24, 2020
As the majority of us are practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, here is a playlist to get you through the boredom and uncertainty.
Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Review: Raveena plunges deep into love with “Moonstone”

Chance Allen, Staff Writer February 27, 2020
Raveena has released her sophomore EP “Moonstone.” Just like the rest of her repertoire, it doesn’t disappoint.
Graphic provided by the Youth Artists Company.

Theatre Macon’s Youth Artists’ Company presents “YAC Follies,” a musical showcase

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer February 26, 2020
The showcase is a mashup of songs from shows that have been performed by YAC in years past. 
Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor February 25, 2020
At first glance, the show seems like it wants to warn viewers of the dangers of social media, but the players’ disdain for catfish reveals the deeper message: even online, people want to see real, authentic humans and forge connections with them.
Tangerine Summers comes down from the stage to interact with the audience at last year's Common Ground drag performance.

Calling all drag queens for 3rd Annual Common Ground Drag Show

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter February 25, 2020
Common Ground has opened a call for Mercer students to serve as volunteers or performers. Everyone is welcome, especially first-timers.
Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley gives a tour of the newly restored Capricorn Sound Studio.

Mercer Music at Capricorn: Student bands given a place to jam

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer February 14, 2020
“These rooms are for bands that need to practice, people that want to have more professional space. It’s for students, which is great since students can’t really just put a drum set in their dorm room,” said Mercer graduate Andrew Eck.
Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Mac Miller’s Album: Releasing music after an artist’s death

Chance Allen, Staff Writer February 13, 2020
The major controversy surrounding “Circles” is its release after Miller’s death. The death of major artists can definitely affect large groups of people, and although we’d love to continue to have their music, it’s important to consider who is benefiting from this post-death exploitation. 
Ranha Beak stands in Mercer Village.

How this Mercer Artist went from fan fiction to screenplays

Serena Golden, Photography Editor February 12, 2020
She started writing short fiction when she got to Mercer, and now she writes long fiction and poetry. This semester, Beak is even learning to write screenplays.
What you missed at the Grammys

What you missed at the Grammys

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer February 11, 2020
This year’s 62nd Grammys was filled with acts that will not soon be forgotten. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, here are some of the highlights that you missed. 
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