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Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Community arts center offers course in urban contemporary ballroom dancing

Chas Pridgen

February 28, 2019

The Mill Hill Community Arts Center is offering classes in urban contemporary ballroom dancing. The classes are taught by Rudy and Carolyn Mendes on Mondays from 7 - 9 p.m. The two instructors, both Macon locals, started taking classes in urban contemporary ballroom about seven years ago. They att...

Review: Carmen Sandiego starts out clumsy, but finishes on a stronger note

Review: Carmen Sandiego starts out clumsy, but finishes on a stronger note

Mandi DeLong

February 28, 2019

Based off of the edutainment franchise of the same name, Netflix’s newly released “Carmen Sandiego” revamps the eponymous character from a gentlewoman-thief to a classy version of Robin Hood. Voiced by Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” fame, the series starts with a two-partner flashback to...

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Preview: Bibb County Schools Student art show

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019

Artwork by students of Bibb County Schools will be displayed at the seventh annual Bibb County Schools Student Art Show, which happens to be during March’s “First Friday” tradition in Macon. “This annual exhibit was started to celebrate Youth Art Month by recognizing the young artists in our c...

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Mercer welcomes Eric Anderson for Frances Sewell Plunkett Lectures

Connor Cable

February 28, 2019

Eric Anderson is a visiting professor from the Rhode Island School of Design, and he recently visited Macon to speak at the fourth biennial Frances Sewell Plunkett Lecture Series in the Decorative Arts. The lecture series is an event that takes place every other year and is dedicated to the explor...

Review: “Bandersnatch” changes streaming forever

Review: “Bandersnatch” changes streaming forever

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019

Over the past few years, Netflix has changed the way we watch television. Ever since they started out as a DVD-by-mail service, they have been at the forefront of the television and movie business, revolutionizing the way we access and view content. As soon as they started their on-demand service, viewers were sp...

Mercer Artist: Self-taught sophomore loves going hands-on through her artwork

Chas Pridgen

February 12, 2019

Karen Wessells is a sophomore information science and technology and Spanish major at Mercer University. However, outside of her official areas of study, she is also a talented artist who uses her craft to keep herself busy. Wessells said that she uses many different mediums to create her artwork, inclu...

“Velvet Buzzsaw”: an artsy take on the horror genre

“Velvet Buzzsaw”: an artsy take on the horror genre

Chas Pridgen

February 12, 2019

Warning: Spoilers for the movie “Velvet Buzzsaw,” out now on Netflix. I am not at all a horror movie person in any way, shape or form. I don’t like being scared, and I don’t like being stressed. However, I was able to survive this experience, unlike most of the characters in the movie. The fi...

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Awards Season Breakdown and Oscars Predictions

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019

Awards season is coming to a close, and the 91st Academy Awards are almost here. For all of the movie lovers out there, awards season is a great time; we get to see which of our favorite movies are recognized for their greatness, and which ones are left behind. Nearly all of the major awards shows h...

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

“How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary” to premiere in Macon this month

Blossom Onunekwu

February 12, 2019

Stacy Jenkins, founder of the production company Pop of Genius Films, is preparing for the showing of the company’s latest documentary, “How to DIE YOUNG in Middle Georgia?: A Lifesaving Documentary.” The documentary highlights crime, gun violence and death in the youths of Middle Georgia. J...

Mercer Film Society to host Oscars watch party, unify students through film

Mercer Film Society to host Oscars watch party, unify students through film

Mahima Sultan

February 12, 2019

Mercer Film Society, a student-run organization on campus, is encouraging students to celebrate film during their Oscar’s Watch Party Feb. 24. The organization is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the knowledge of film as an art form, and augmenting the appreciation and understanding of ...

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Jules Tollett

February 12, 2019

The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This exhibit features art from several local...

Movie Marathon Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Movie Marathon Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Serena Golden

February 11, 2019

Whether you think of the day as a celebration of love or a corporate holiday designed to sell commercial romance in the form of chocolates and flowers, Valentine’s Day has arrived. Candlelit dinners are often out of the budget for broke college students, but a movie marathon on trusty Netflix or H...

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