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Mercer Artist: Marlon Moody

Mercer Artist: Marlon Moody

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


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Marlon Moody’s instrument towered over him. He said this is why he chose to play the bassoon in the fifth grade. He has been playing the woodwind instrument ever since. Moody is a fourth-year technical communications major at Mercer. He plays the double reed instrument in the Mercer Wind Ensembl...

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


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Anisah Muhammad discovered her love for writing at a young age. When she was in middle school, she realized she was passionate about many forms of the skill, ranging from journalistic styles to fiction.   “I guess it just naturally came out,” Muhammad said. The first poem Muhammad ever wrote focused...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


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

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Mercer Artist: Ashlyn Rebel

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


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As an artist, Ashlyn Rebel has two loves—one that she has always known and one that she discovered last summer. Rebel’s first love is writing, dating back to elementary school. “I don’t think I’ve ever been not coming up with ideas,” she said. Rebel is an assistant editor for The...

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018


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Emily Brewer remembers painting in the kitchen with her grandmother at their family home in Ohio. Both her grandparents are painters and owned a hobby store near where they lived. Getting paid in quarters, as Brewer puts it, she worked in the family arts shop rearranging and dusting products. ...

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....

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Mercer Artist: Sarah Kate Sellers

Catherine Gumarin, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


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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 ...

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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