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Macon Artist: The Blane Dunnam Band adapts to performing during a pandemic

The Blane Dunnam Band sets up before their concert Sept. 11.
October 1, 2020
Blane Dunnam is a solo artist and fronts the Blane Dunnam Band, During the COVID-19, Dunnam and the band had to adjust to performing during a pandemic.

Charvis Harrell seizes Black autonomy amidst America’s white gaze

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

Podcasts to check out this fall

Miriam Kennedy listens to a podcast.
September 29, 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
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
September 19, 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
September 19, 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.

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

Jacqueline Lamothe poses for a portrait at Mercer University.
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
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
September 17, 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
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 
September 10, 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...

COVID-19 pushes new advancements within the School of Music

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.
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?
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