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Macklemore shoots for the stars in his album “Gemini”

Macklemore shoots for the stars in his album “Gemini”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Macklemore, the tag popping, fur wearing, Goodwill hunting “Thrift Shop” artist has successfully surpassed my expectations. I’ve always enjoyed Macklemore and his commitment to being original. Benjamin Hammond Macklemore, also known as Macklemore, expressed a swagger and a persona that was o...

“Thor: Ragnarok” Movie Review

“Thor: Ragnarok” Movie Review

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Marvel cinematic universe is now 17 movies deep over the span of 20 years. The film franchise has done nothing short of revolutionize the movie industry, and many wonder how much longer that the production company, Disney, can sustain its level of popularity at the movies. The most recent fil...

Nutcracker themed Festival of Trees welcomes all to this holiday highlight

Nutcracker themed Festival of Trees welcomes all to this holiday highlight

Elliot James, Lead Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The classic Nutcracker ballet has taken over the Macon Museum of Arts and Science annual Festival of Trees. The largest fundraiser for the museum is celebrating its 31st year. Festival of Trees will be on display at the museum on 4182 Forsyth Road until Jan. 14. The exhibit is a collection...

Black history mural crowns Mercer Village

Black history mural crowns Mercer Village

Elliot James, Lead Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

The mural spans the length of Indigo Salon on the edge of Mercer Village on Coleman Avenue. It is made up of vibrant hues of purple and blue spray paint, highlighted with white, shaded in black. In the center stands Martin R. Delany, who served as the first African-American field grade officer in ...

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Mercer’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings holiday cheer

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

The Student Government Association’s Heritage Life Committee is bringing in the holidays with Mercer’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Heritage Life Committee is a separate committee on SGA that is devoted to planning all traditional Mercer events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting and ...

Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Three17 takes the winning title at Battle of the Bands the second time in a row

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

“It was crazy when we actually won,” said Justis Ward, acoustic guitarist and lead singer of Three17. The 5-man-band took home $1,000 and the first place title of Mercer’s annual music competition on Cruz Plaza for the second time Saturday night. Three17 won the same competition in October 2016....

The Grand Opera House opens after major renovations

The Grand Opera House opens after major renovations

Elliot James, Lead Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

After months of anticipation the Grand Opera House has finally reopened presenting its new renovations. The new carpet feels comfortable as the foam bends and molds to each step of the foot. It is red and unworn. There are no signs of treadmarks anywhere. Gram Slaton, executive director of the Grand...

Battle of the Bands 2017 brings out the bears

Battle of the Bands 2017 brings out the bears

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

A crowd of people gathered around the stage in front of Stetson, bundled up in layers but still shivering from the cold. Bands took to the stage, one by one, each more different than the last, all performing for the chance to win QuadWorks’ Battle of the Bands. “I think it was definitely different from ...

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Catherine Gumarin, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music, Showcase

Mercer got a taste of a home-grown talent this October at Phi Mu’s Bonnamu event. Sarah Kate Sellers, a Macon native and freshman at Mercer, wowed the crowd with a mix of songs that showcased her southern roots and powerful voice. “Macon’s the home of southern rock. You got the Allman ...

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

There are a few artists that I vividly remember the first time I formally recognized their music. Freshman year, in my Sherwood Hall dorm, I was introduced to the artistry of Ty Dolla $ign. The first song my friend introduced me to was “Solid” off his debut album “Free TC.” What drew me ...

Series Review: More American than Horror story

Series Review: More American than Horror story

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If there’s such a thing as too topical, “American Horror Story: Cult” is it. Every season, “American Horror Story” (AHS) has different themes, plots and characters using the same pool of actors. This season follows a cult leader who uses the fear and division of Donald Trump’s presidential...

Organization Spotlight: Mercer K-pop Team

Organization Spotlight: Mercer K-pop Team

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Want to know what inclusion and open-mindedness look like? Check out the Mercer K-pop Team: a talented group of Bears that hear Korean, dance Korean and sometimes speak Korean too. The Mercer K-pop dance team, MKT, was founded two years ago by sophomore Jessica Lee, who is of Vietnamese descent. ...

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