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The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

It’s easy to sing about teenage heartache normally, but we’re in fundamentally abnormal times; The 1975 gets this. And as a result, their message is resonating.

American Idol holds auditions in downtown Macon

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Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Cochran, Georgia, native Ashlynd Jolley was one of thousands who lined Cherry Street as early as 3 a.m. to sing their hearts out.

Mercer Artist: Visual artist Avery Lario is finding balance between science and art 

Avery Lario poses in front of the Fine Arts building.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 10, 2019

While some people think that there is really no way for a person to be involved in both art and science, Lario has found that her science classes have helped her art. 

Review: Disney’s “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Review: Disney's “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

August 13, 2019

Since this was a live-action remake, the most obvious change was the visual quality -- the scenery is absolutely stunning. Between the music and opening scene, I was left with goosebumps.

Review: Amazon’s “The Boys” is a unique experience in a world oversaturated with superheroes

Review: Amazon’s “The Boys” is a unique experience in a world oversaturated with superheroes

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

August 13, 2019

The world loves superheroes: they're the good guys, and they always save the day. Amazon’s “The Boys” takes this concept and throws it out the window.

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

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Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 13, 2019

When she came to Mercer her freshman year, junior Vanae Hatcher had a goal -- she wanted to get a degree that would allow her to get a job helping people. She discovered art psychotherapy, the use of creativity to help people express themselves and their emotions through art.

Mercer Theatre to present interactive improv show

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Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 12, 2019

When Martin Noyes was looking for his next career move, he decided to combine the two things he loves most -- theatre and Dungeons & Dragons. Noyes will bring his two passions together as he returns to Tattnall Square Center for the Arts to present his show, “The Blessed Demon,” in August.

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

“Us” takes Peele’s knack for social commentary within horrific storylines to an entirely new level.

Five summer 2019 films you won’t want to miss

Five summer 2019 films you won't want to miss

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 23, 2019

There are many more great films coming out this summer, so this is just a taste of what’s to come. Be sure to catch these movies if you want to beat the heat for a few hours.

Preview: Argus Quartet to play at Wesleyan

Preview: Argus Quartet to play at Wesleyan

Connor Cable

April 15, 2019

The renowned musicians of the “Argus Quartet” are coming to Macon on April 2 to deliver a performance at Wesleyan College. Their website calls the group “one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles,” and they are currently on tour across the country. The Argus Quartet started six years ago in L...

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Amelia Rivers stands outside the McCorkle Music Hall.

Jules Tollett, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Pianist Amelia Rivers, a freshman, is a Music Arts major as well as an English major. Rivers’ musical inclinations don’t end with the piano, however. She is also a vocalist, and a member of Mercer’s top choral ensemble, the Mercer Singers. An active member of both the Townsend School of Music and the Co...

Review: Russian Doll is an intense hit for Netflix

Starring Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett and Yul Vazquez, Netflix show

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Full disclosure: I was incredibly hesitant to review this show in fear of just not getting it. The trailers definitely portrayed a very “mindscrew” view and other reviews I read marked it as a very thought-provoking show. However, I was very pleasantly surprised upon watching that while it’s definitely...

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