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If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Issa Rae's hilariously smart comedy series, “Insecure,” just finished its second season strong with a gripping finale. HBO brought us this highly personal, relatable comedy for the first time with season one last fall. The show is developed from Rae's web series, “The Misadventures of Awkwa...

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Mercer Artist: James Ruffin

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

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, ...

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Cornets were ringing with whimsical repetitious phrases, filling the Mercer concert hall with excitement and jubilation. The Atlanta-based brass band was full, bolstering a sound that you can feel in your bones. Director Joe Johnson was precise and detailed with every moment of his conducting. ...

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

The whistle blows, and it is opening game for the Mercer Singers this Saturday. Mercer University's touring choir is set to begin their semester season with a concert during Family Weekend. The concert will be held Sept. 30 in Fickling Hall on Mercer's campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concer...

Emmy’s Not So White

Emmy’s Not So White

Melissa Henriques, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The 69th Emmy Awards embraced diversity through a series of wins for people of color. The Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 and aired on Sept. 17, 2017. Donald Glover received two awards for his FX series, Atlanta. The actor, musi...

Daniel Caesar created a storm with his new album: Freudian

Daniel Caesar created a storm with his new album: Freudian

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

In his debut album, Daniel Caesar provided music that was highly impressive. His single “Get Out” received acclaim and created stir around this well overdue album. It was refreshing to see an independent star get signed and rise to stardom. Caesar is a Canadian artist who acquired fame through releasing ...

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

With New York Fashion Week in swing and new fall trends on the way, Mercer fashion enthusiasts may be itching for a fashion week of their very own. Have no fear fashionistas, Macon-Bibb county’s first ever fashion week is here, along with the annual Fashion in the Streets Festival. “We featu...

Mercer Artist: Tamar Thomas

Mercer Artist: Tamar Thomas

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

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...

Film Review: Hitman’s Bodyguard

Film Review: Hitman’s Bodyguard

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are two of the biggest stars of today, but they happen to be sharing the screen in their recent venture. One would think this film has to be a bust, correct? A no name action-comedy with two bankable stars that seemingly have no chemistry? Well if one thought all of that...

Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Since the release of the first film within this trilogy, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, I’ve been interested in how this series would progress. This resurrected film series had a lot of high expectations to meet. The final film in this trilogy did not fail to impress. The use of modern animation,...

Mulberry Market helps students keep it fresh at their Back to School Bash [GALLERY]

Mulberry Market helps students keep it fresh at their Back to School Bash [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Galleries, Showcase

The Mulberry Market hosted a Back to School Bash on August 23 that was designed to showcase what the market has to offer. Students who found their way to Tattnall Square Park found face painting, live music and food trucks, in addition to the artisan goods and produce usually found at Mulberry Market. The...

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