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Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

The Mercer Bearitones acapella club on campus is in recording sessions for their first album. The student singing group has been meeting three times a week to record their voices since February. The entirely student-produced album is set to release at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. “It's ...

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Mercer Artist: Marlon Moody

Marlon Moody’s instrument towered over him. He said this is why he chose to play the bassoon in the fifth grade. He has been playing the woodwind instrument ever since. Moody is a fourth-year technical communications major at Mercer. He plays the double reed instrument in the Mercer Wind Ensemble. However, ...


Slave to Soldier: How 3,211 Black men were freed

The Civil War era “Battle Hymn of the Republic” plays patriotically in the background as guests of Ocmulgee National Monument take their seats for the third annual Ranger Talk celebrating Black History Month. As visitors find an open chair in the downstairs classroom, Park Ranger Lonnie Davis answers ...

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Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

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. It ...

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Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

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 ...

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Black history mural crowns Mercer Village

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 ...

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