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The solar eclipse: what it is and where to watch it

The solar eclipse: what it is and where to watch it

Summer Perritt, Lifestyle & Opinions Editor
August 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Whether you choose to attend a viewing event or just open your window in the late afternoon, make sure you don’t miss this rare event. After all, the next total solar eclipse might not occur for  another 99 years.

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Mercer Artist

Mercer Artist

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Melanie Lariscey comes from a long line of musicians, but she’s taking a different approach to the family tradition.

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Macon Rocks

Macon Rocks

Noemi Griffin, Contributing Writer
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

It’s a hot and muggy summer day and the sky is about to open up for a downpour, but that isn’t stopping Amanda Williams and her children from sitting outside and painting rocks. Williams is participating in a game that’s taking over Middle Georgia; the rock game. Williams said she’s hooked.

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A Millennial’s Spider-Man

A Millennial’s Spider-Man

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The plot and characters of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” exist, literally and metaphorically, in the shadow of Avengers Tower. This angle explores what happens to the buildings that tumble and the people whose lives are ruined by the extravagant fight scenes prior movies shrug off. It gives this Spider-Man a unique sense of world building; living in a world where, not only do superheroes already exist as an accepted part of life, but those superheroes have money, experience and a monopoly on heroism.

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Summer 2017 Playlist

Summer 2017 Playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews

This summer in particular, there were a lot of great albums released that gave us some amazing singles. I’ve compiled my top 15 songs of the summer for your listening convenience.

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Mercer’s graduating musicians are moving on to their next stage

Mercer’s graduating musicians are moving on to their next stage

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Being around so many people who are passionate about and — to say the least — good at what they do is awesome,” Johnson said. “It's inspiring to get the chance to be around people like this every day.”

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Mercer Artist: Leslie “Gabby” Carter, visual artist

Mercer Artist: Leslie “Gabby” Carter, visual artist

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Gabby is amazing. I sent her minimal direction after seeing examples of her work because I love her style and believed in her vision,” said Hugh Hunter, one of Carter’s customers. “She gave me two panels that are very distinct but tied together thematically. The detail of her work is immaculate. The way she blends colors together evokes emotion, and [I’m] unequivocally in love with everything she has painted for me.”

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DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

After listening to this album, I haven’t been able to take my headphones off. I go to sleep listening to Lamar. My alarm is Lamar. I work out to Lamar. This just goes to show the versatility of this album.

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“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

“I know there’s been a lot of arguing over Twitter and social media about whether or not what Hannah did was right,” Kiana Spinola said. “But honestly I think that it’s just good that people are talking about it at all, because it’s really something . . . that shouldn’t be kept hush-hush when it’s so common with teens nowadays.”

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Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Mercer University Orchestra will have their final performance of the year April 28. The group will be performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “Divertimento for Strings” by Curtis Bryant. Amy Moretti, Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings, said in an email, “The Vivald...

Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

“Even from a young age, I've always loved music and always wanted to be involved in music,” Clay Young said. “It's just something I've loved waking up to every day to be able to perform . . . and also to be able to teach at the same time.”

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A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

“It’s the last concert for students. For some in Mercer Singers who are music majors, it’s the ending of a major chapter of their career,” Roberts said. “For those who are not necessarily music majors, but have been very committed to the group, it’s the ending of a very significant time in their lives." The Mercer Singers will lose Mary Lathem, Andrew Hearn and Hannah Loeffler because they will be graduating in May. Their last performance with the Mercer Singers will be on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Fickling Hall.

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