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The Setonian
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Olympics close with a Spice-y tribute to British music

Great Britain definitely did the entire world a huge favor by topping their confusing and outright weird opening ceremony performance with a more than entertaining closing ceremony. The night was filled with fireworks, strobe lights and—most importantly—a vast array of music. The organizers of the ...

The Setonian
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Milo Greene on “Milo Greene”

When it comes to new music, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m the laziest connoisseur I know. Most of the time I absorb it through osmosis thanks to the radio or, more frequently, my musically inclined friends. I find their tastes to be nearly impeccable—that is, I’ve never really disliked ...

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Mercer players bring us 'Night Music'

Last year, I was very impressed with the Mercer Players’ rendition of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. I came out of that theater wondering if they were going to be able to top the performance. I’m going to be honest: after a side-splitting, well-acted romp like that, I wasn’t sure ...

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Kill Your Idols

This is my last issue at The Cluster, meaning that my long and rambling column is finally at its end. All three of my readers must be disappointed and heartbroken. And so am I. I’ve spent the last four years working at The Cluster, from its first issue my freshman year right up until this one. And ...

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Popham Culture

After quite an adventure, my time with the Cluster has come to a close. It’s impossible for me to capture how great of an experience I have had with this newspaper, and how thankful I am for the opportunities and experiences I earned under its tutelage. I’ve loved my time here and will always ...

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Popham Culture

Cathartic and intimate, Barna Howard’s freshman recording leaves listeners feeling cleansed. His eponymous debut was released in February. Originally from rural Eureka, Missouri, he’s worked his way through the country, living in Chicago, Boston, and currently Portland.  With lyrics that could ...

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15 years later, 'Titanic' returns

When it came out in 1997, Titanic ran away with the box office. Fifteen years later it has returned for the centennial anniversary of the actual event, and audiences can return to see it with new eyes: that is, through 3D glasses. It’s the same familiar story and the same familiar movie with a slight ...

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Kill Your Idols: 'Chronically' amazing

Alright, I think it’s time for a change of pace. For months I’ve talked about classic and not so classic rock albums, and pretty much ignored any type of music that wasn’t based on loud guitars and pop hooks. So I want to break away from that in my second-to-last instalment of this column. I ...

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Artist Q&A: folk act Saintseneca

Saintseneca is my favorite band. Period. With Zac Little’s songwriting, the gloriously raw delivery, and the catchiest refrains in this part of the cosmos, Saintseneca will blast you directly into the heart of the sun. Saintseneca’s most recent album, Last, was mostly recorded live. This record ...

The Setonian
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A kids book fit for everyone

Sometimes we need to be reminded that, yes, profundity can be endlessly procured from simple things, but sometimes things are profound because they are so, so simple. Sharon Creech’s “novel” collection of poetry is one of these blessed reminders, appropriately brought to us from the mouth of a ...

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Popham Culture

Accessibility has been a stumbling block for the propagation of scientific thought and empirical reason since the enlightenment. Furthermore, the speed, accuracy, and efficiency that information can be shared are at the very foundation of what life is. It is not just about modern thinking of what information ...

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Not playing any 'Games'

Suzanne Collins’ bestselling smash The Hunger Games is brought superbly to life in the film by the same name. Director Gary Ross teams up with Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins herself for the challenging task of adapting a first-person novel to a third-person movie, and they pull if off with fantastic ...

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Kill Your Idols

I have bad things to say about a lot of artists. I have bad things to say about most things, really. That’s kind of the point about this column. It’s not enough for me to trash talk a couple of bands behind closed doors to my friends. No, I have to desecrate the fine journalistic tradition of The ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Cherry Blossom Fest rocks Macon

Last week was the Cherry Blossom Festival, and music was all the rage. At several of the parties, parades, and public events, many musical guests showcased their talents. Several free concerts were popular during this year’s Cherry Blossom events. Organist Catherine Elliot performed a free concert ...

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'Tree of Codes' reinvents the novel

Thanks to its ingenuity and irrepressible complexity, I have no idea how to identify best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent project. For the sake of clarity, I suppose we can call it a book. But many would justifiably argue that Tree of Codes is much more than a book, or not a book ...

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'Chronicle' defies expectations

It’s always a bad moment when you get to Midnight Movie and realize that not only is there nothing you particularly want to see, but also that none of the available films did particularly well on Rotten Tomatoes. After a democratic vote between The Woman in Black and Chronicle, we went for Chronicle ...

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Popham Culture

After witnessing a glorious display of violin-heavy folk from bands Little Tybee and River Whyless (formerly known as Do It to Julia) at the Hummingbird last Saturday, I was absolutely floored. Luckily, I was able to catch River Whyless’s violinist during takedown. Jonathan Popham: I’m here at ...

The Setonian
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Academy awards wrap-up

It was a night filled with ugly dresses, pretty dresses, tears, jealousy, ashes and overall entertainment. The 84th Annual Academy Awards aired on Feb. 27. The evening began with the illustrious red carpet. Several stars came trying to put their best foot forward when it came to their fashion sense. ...

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Kill Your Idols

I wasn’t exactly sure what I intended to create when I set out to write this column. Honestly, I think I just wanted to knock a couple of supposedly “classic” albums down a notch and praise some records that I think have gone unnoticed. Over time, it seems to have evolved into an episodic treatise ...

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