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Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018


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

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. ...

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although the show originally aired on television seven years ago, “Black Mirror” has recently taken the world by storm since being produced by Netflix. The new episodes have brought the television series into the mainstream. What captivates such a large audience is not just how well the show is e...

Coco Review: Prepare to be moved to tears

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Disney-Pixar has outdone themselves with their latest release Coco. Spoiler alert: you will cry. “Coco” is centered around a young boy named Miguel who lives in Mexico and wants nothing more than to be a musician. However, his family completely forbids him from enjoying music after their dark...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’ is a movie for young and old

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

One of the most amazing things that can happen in a movie theater is when the viewers leave pleasantly surprised and utterly belated by the film they just saw. “Jumanji” is exactly the film that does both of these things. I went into this film with absolutely no expectations, because I am us...

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

This Friday, travel the night with the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ monthly planetarium and observatory event. Sky Over Macon occurs on the fourth Friday of every month. It allows museum visitors the opportunity to watch a uniquely live planetarium show and take a glimpse of our solar system from a fe...

Artists to look out for in 2018

Artists to look out for in 2018

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

After a great break out year from many new artists like Cardi B, SZA, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Alessia Care and many others, I’m excited for what the new year has to bring for music. Many artists I listen to now are right on the cusp of becoming mainstream. Some of these artists have made their way to...

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....

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