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Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Mercer Artist: Brittany Wiggins

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 12, 2017


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Brittany Wiggins’ most vivid memory of placing pen to paper is at age 11. Writing poetry is something she has done for as long as she can remember. “It brings me clarity,” the Mercer sophomore said. Wiggins said that writing often reveals something to her. Sometimes it is a new thought. Other time...

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


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James Ruffin’s eyes lit up and his voice escalated as he spoke of his passion. The junior music major and business minor performs with the Mercer Singers and the Mercer University Opera. “Music can be interpreted many ways, it can heal you and soothe your soul,” Ruffin said. "I have a gift, ...

Mercer Artist: Tamar Thomas

Mercer Artist: Tamar Thomas

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2017


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Tamar Thomas has performed spoken word while shaking and jumping on stage. He’d get off the stage to a round of applause and compliments, but they thought the shaking was apart of the act. “No, that wasn’t supposed to happen,” he said. “I used to get so nervous.” Thomas is a senior Technical C...

Mercer Artist: Stevie Watson

Mercer Artist: Stevie Watson

Elliot James, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Stevie Watson simply “showed up” to her first open audition during her second semester at Mercer. She knew no one and hardly anything about the show. The young Mercerian was called back, made the cut and soon joined the cast of Hedda Gabler. “It was like the best day ever,” Watson said.

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Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 19, 2017


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

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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


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“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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Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Mercer Artist: Clay Young, musician

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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“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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Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Mercer Artist: Chase Moore, actor

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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“Deep down, [acting] was something I always wanted to do, but I always viewed it as something unattainable, just a fun little dream that I never really considered as something I could do and be good at.” Moore said.

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Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Mercer Artists: Justis Ward and Matthew Harris, musicians

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

March 13, 2017


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Seniors Justis Ward and Matthew Harris both grew up in the church with musician parents. “I can’t give a starting point where music became big in my life,” Ward said. “My mom’s a musician so I grew up listening to her.” Ward’s mother sings contemporary Christian and gospel music, and he grew up atten...

Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Mercer Artist: Lucas Newell

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

February 7, 2017


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There’s Another Dead Artist in Japan these days. His name is Lucas Newell. He’s actually very much alive. Newell is a sophomore at Mercer University studying International Business and Fine Arts. As of December, Newell’s art is the only possession of his that remains at Mercer. He’...

Mercer Artist: Calvin Langman, musician

Mercer Artist: Calvin Langman, musician

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2016


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“There is an amazing program here. The professors are amazing, and the students are amazing,” said Langman, “It allows me to bring out my inner child.”

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Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Mercer Artist: Anisha Massey

Ireal James, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


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Though senior Anisha Massey entered Mercer University as a Graphic Design major, this changed some time after. Now a Spanish major, Massey still continues design. “I tend to be introverted, [and] I've always really liked to be creative,” said Massey. “At this point, I've seen that it is de...

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