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Film Review: A Quiet Place

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In a scary movie, nothing is more unnerving than the stretch of silence before the murderer emerges from the dark. In the drama, thriller film “A Quiet Place,” out in theaters now, perpetual silence is necessary to survive—an accidental noise could cost you your life. John Krasinski and Em...

Movie Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is more than just a coming of age story

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Based off the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “Love, Simon” is a movie for all audiences. There is an emotional journey present in which anyone can find something to relate to. There is an adorable little sister, a solid ensemble of friends and a nuclear family living in a pretty...

Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is underwhelming

Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is underwhelming

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the year is seemingly lacking luster. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” disregards the title of the book for most of the plot, as well as creating immense confusion with vast plot holes between chapters. “The Underground Railroad” detail...

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is way more fun than expected

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is way more fun than expected

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Whenever a movie comes to theaters that was based on a book, it is hard to tell how successful it is going to be. The young adult book-to-movie craze was going strong for a while, but once “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games” ended, a series of groaners and stinkers caused the trend to die down. ...

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I first heard of these two girls when I was roaming Youtube and I stumbled upon the “Drop” video. For the first video I had seen from these girls, I was a bit weirded out, but I could tell there was something special about them. Chloe x Halle is a duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey...

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mercer University will be hosting the senior art exhibit at the Tubman Museum in downtown Macon from April 27 through May 12. The exhibit will feature artwork in a variety of mediums from both the graphic design students and the fine art students. Ranging from vibrant skateboards to bar branding,...

Texas mother travels four states to watch son play at Townsend Honors Recital

Texas mother travels four states to watch son play at Townsend Honors Recital

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Diann Hutcheson and her father came in from Texas to watch her son, Brayden, play saxophone in the Townsend School of Music Honor Recital. The pair have been in town since Easter weekend. “If my boy’s playing, I’m coming,” Diann Brayden said. She said that it is her son’s first time being ...

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Mercer Bearitones acapella club on campus is in recording sessions for their first album. The student singing group has been meeting three times a week to record their voices since February. The entirely student-produced album is set to release at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. ...

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

Hawkins Arena, the 3,500 seat basketball court, was outfitted with carpeted mats and mammoth speakers. Students poured into the stadium awaiting the first concert of Bearstock since the day portion had been cancelled. Because Bearstock coincides with Make it Mercer, there was no indoor space that...

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Atlanta is an epicenter of culture. It is literally a hub for exchange, locally and internationally. The culture that has arisen from that is truly something special. Something that has been cultivated in Atlanta is the art of making a great musician.  Music groups like Outkast, TLC and Kris Kro...

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Clare Reverri, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Looking for a movie with strong female characters and a heartfelt message? “A Wrinkle in Time” is the way to go. The film is based off of a novel by the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle. “A Wrinkle in Time" has an all-star cast of strong women including Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Mindy...

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is giant robot fighting fun

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is giant robot fighting fun

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Movies about giant robots fighting otherworldly beings seem to be all the rage in the last decade. There have been multiple franchises attempting to wow audiences with big, explosive fun, and there are really only two names that have come out on top: Transformers, and Pacific Rim. While Transfor...

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