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Mercer Artist: McPherson Newell

Mercer Artist: McPherson Newell

Julianna Tollett

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

McPherson Newell first began writing poetry in the second grade. His love for it grew, however, he was in seventh grade when he began writing every day and continued the trend until he graduated high school. He has continued to write several pieces of poetry while attending college. The sophomore biom...

The Central Georgia Greek Festival

The Central Georgia Greek Festival

Julianna Tollett

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Central Georgia Greek Festival takes place every year in Macon. This year, the Festival will take place the weekend of Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on 859 1st St. If you are new to Macon,...

Did Someone Say Fried Cheesecake? What to expect from this year’s Georgia National Fair

Did Someone Say Fried Cheesecake? What to expect from this year’s Georgia National Fair

Hannah Williams

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With October fast approaching, many students are beginning to plan their fall breaks. Of course, Macon’s vibrant downtown is always striving for people to walk its streets. However, many seek to venture outside what is familiar. With a car and some cash, many would consider visiting the Georgia National F...

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Preview: Macon-Raised Artist Molly Stevens to Host Album Release

Maison Clouatre

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 29, Macon-raised artist Molly Stevens will host a release show for her new album “Here & Now, Vol. 1” at the Society Garden starting at 9 p.m. The show is designed to make listeners “experience heart and soul, truth and a lot of fun,” Stevens said. She went on to say that the s...

A day in Atlanta for art lovers

A day in Atlanta for art lovers

Nadia Pressley

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Atlanta

When you think of Atlanta, the Braves and the Falcons, Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium come to mind. The true gem of this state capital, however, is its growing and ever-changing art scene. The bustling town is located just over an hour north of Macon, perfect for a day trip with friends. Deem...

An Ode to Mac Miller

An Ode to Mac Miller

Jabril Edmondson

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I didn’t know Mac Miller personally, but I truly felt like I did. I’ll never forget the first time I listened to your music. A friend suggested I listen to “Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza,” and from that point on I was hooked. There are many unique artists, but Mac, you were truly something speci...

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Serena Golden

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Spotlight

Blake Garcia, director of athletic bands at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, started playing the trumpet in the third grade. The son of a classical guitarist, Garcia said that his whole family has been involved with music at some point. Although originally an aspiring performer, Garcia said he realiz...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: A step in the right direction for romantic comedies

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: A step in the right direction for romantic comedies

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a refreshing new addition to a genre in desperate need of new ideas. The past decade of romantic comedies have, by and large, failed to be romantic or funny, weighed down by overused tropes and formulaic writing, while young adult (YA) literature has ev...

Internships at The Big House

Internships at The Big House

Sterling Neill

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Are you interested in internships that allow you to learn more about Macon’s history? Then consider The Big House Museum. Located at 2321 Vineville Ave, The Big House has been a famous Macon landmark since the 1970’s, when it became a place for famous bands, such as the Allman Brothers Band, to li...

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Chas Pridgen

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The arts and entertainment industry is a business with a lot of overlap. Many musicians play several instruments. People who act can often sing and dance as well. Mercer Sophomore Jacob Serrett is no exception to this trend. Serrett began his time at Mercer as a trombone performance major after playing the ...

A Guide to Savannah

A Guide to Savannah

Lisa Meskimen

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you’re itching for an interesting day trip or weekend getaway during your time at Mercer, you can’t choose any better than Savannah. Savannah is situated on the Georgia coast just two and a half hours away from Macon. Nicknamed the “hostess city of the south,” Savannah’s 22 lush park squares...

The Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

The Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

Madilyn Harrell

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year Macon’s own Ocmulgee National Monument will be kicking off its 27th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration for two days on Sept. 15 and 16. This historic celebration presents traditional Native American dances, crafts, stories and music. Every fall large crowds gather to celebrate the rich history o...

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