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Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Photo Gallery: Trick-or-treating in downtown Macon

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Halloween, Macon’s downtown businesses gave out candy to trick-or-treaters of all ages. People were smiling, laughing and enjoying the festivities. Many of the people were dressed in costumes. Here are some of our favorites from the night:

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Local ministry reverse trick-or-treats at senior apartments

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On Oct. 29 The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship Macon group met to reverse trick-or-treat. At the event, the ministry group gave out treats to the residents of St. Paul Apartments, a senior apartment complex located at 1330 Forsyth St. The Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship is a ministry “that ac...

A Playlist For Your Halloween Gathering

A Playlist For Your Halloween Gathering

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

Halloween is fast approaching. That means it’s time for candy, costumes and parties. No party is complete without music and you need the right music to celebrate Halloween correctly. The quality of your Halloween playlist is of the utmost importance since the ambience of your gathering depends on it...

A Playlist of French & African Infused Hip-Pop

A Playlist of French & African Infused Hip-Pop

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

“Black-Blanc-Beur” means “Black-White-Arab.” The saying has been around in France since the late 1990s when a highly multicultural French soccer team won their first World Cup. They were a team that was reflective of new French society. The French rap game is a perfect example to show the num...

The Ultimate Stargazing Playlist

The Ultimate Stargazing Playlist

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

Macon’s Museum of Arts and Sciences hosts an event called "Sky Over Macon", which highlights the importance of reducing pollution in order to prevent the masking of the Milky Way’s natural cosmic rays. The next event is not until January 2019. But until then, go outside tonight and enjoy basking...

A Pump-Up Playlist for Game Day

A Pump-Up Playlist for Game Day

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

As the Macon Mayhem hockey season and Mercer Bears basketball season get underway, here are some pump-up jams to give you the energy to root your team to victory.

Women’s Empowerment Anthems

Women’s Empowerment Anthems

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

This year has been monumental in the fight towards gender equality and the power of the female voice. The assembly of female empowerment from all different paths of life is finally coming into fruition and making an impact. Bask in the greatness of women with this playlist!

A Playlist for 24/7 Pride

A Playlist for 24/7 Pride

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Playlists

Atlanta Pride has come and gone but you can take all the beats and love of that day with you wherever you go with this playlist. All of these songs encapsulate what it means to be LGBTQ. Music has such a strong presence in the LGBTQ community and it is so important to recognize both the old and new ...

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle

In today’s reboot culture, it’s not just TV and movies that are getting pulled off the shelves and dusted off. There has been a resurgence of the tabletop RPG (role-playing game) “Dungeons & Dragons” that has quickly spread throughout pop culture. How did D&D first come about? “Dung...

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

With the ice hockey season quickly approaching, it’s going to get a little colder at the Macon Coliseum as the Macon Mayhem get ready to take the ice. I asked Game Day Operations Director, Collin Mitchell about what goes into putting the ice down at the Coliseum for the start of the season. Water it down...

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 was composed of several events, some of which were free for the public. One of the free events was an art show held the first evening of the festival. It featured local artists who had painted landscapes located in Macon. All of...

Sky Over Macon

Sky Over Macon

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Local

On Sept. 28 the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon held their second to last ‘Sky Over Macon’ event where attendees learn about astronomy and witness the celestial events that are happening in the planetarium and observatory. Watch this video to get a glimpse of what the event was like and see ...

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