CCJ Reports

Practice makes perfect for Mercer women’s basketball team

Practice makes perfect for Mercer women’s basketball team

Nadia Pressley, Student Journalist

March 21, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Mercer University's women's basketball team are the 2019 Southern Conference Tournament champs for the second year in a row. Nadia Pressley reports on one of their workout strategies that pays off in wins.

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

After years of planning, Macon’s new Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital opened its doors on Feb. 26. At a ribbon cutting ceremony that morning, members of the Macon community gathered outside of the brand new building to recognize those who were involved in taking the children’s hospital...

The sounds of ballroom dancing

The sounds of ballroom dancing

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

Rudy Mendes, a local artist, teaches the Urban Contemporary Ballroom Dancing class at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon. The class has been going on since Jan. 28 and meets every Monday evening from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. The final class is on March 4. “We’re probably gonna extend ...

The sounds of a library

The sounds of a library

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

When you think of a library, you might think of complete silence. But that's not the case. Take a listen and hear what the Washington Memorial Libary sounds like on a busy day.

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

The sounds of B. Monroe Salon

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Recognize these sounds? These are classic hair salon sounds, specifically those at B. Monroe Salon in Macon. When entering the salon, your ears will fill with sounds of hairdryers, wash bowls, scissors and many more. Take a listen above and hear the sounds of a stylist using several different tools ...

The sounds of art

The sounds of art

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


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

The 567 Center for Renewal hosts various art classes on eight-week rotations, and this rotation included a beginners pottery wheel class. The class, taught by John Skelton, covered basic techniques for creating and decorating pottery. For more information on their art classes check out the 567 Cente...

African drum lessons teach kids an important history lesson

African drum lessons teach kids an important history lesson

Madilyn Harrell, Student Journalist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Brother Kwame teaches kids how to play the African drums once a month on Saturdays at the Tubman Museum in hopes of preserving tradition.

Ice skating at the Macon Centreplex

Ice skating at the Macon Centreplex

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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

During winter the Macon Centreplex opens its doors to the public for the opportunity to ice skate on the Macon Mayhem hockey ice. "Me and my friends try to come once, twice a year when it's open," Central High School senior Ashton Smith said. For more information about ice skating at the Macon...

Downtown record store ‘just here trying to get music into people’s hands’

Downtown record store ‘just here trying to get music into people’s hands’

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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

Tucked away on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Cherry Street Lane is a little hole-in-the-wall record store. From the outside, it does not look much. It’s on the corner of an ancient building with its windows bombarded with stickers and obscure artwork that reminds anyone who is...

Graffiti art and street life

Graffiti art and street life

February 11, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work

How does the work of graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat fit into the street life theme of this year's College Town Film Festival in Macon? Nadia Pressley spoke with Dr. Michelle Prettyman, the Mercer University professor who selected the film.    

Life After Dark: Sounds of the City

Life After Dark: Sounds of the City

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

There’s something picturesque about Cherry Street on Monday night. The calmness of the street after the weekend festivities seems relatively unnatural. Macon is a city known for its musical heritage. Peacefully the street buzzes and hums with a symphony of sounds. Although the streets are nearly empty, t...

Do you recognize these ‘Fortnite’ sounds?

Do you recognize these ‘Fortnite’ sounds?

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2019


Filed under A&E, Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Local

Sound familiar? Millions are playing this game and the skins, sounds and weapons are becoming more popular everyday. “Fortnite” has dozens of unique and iconic sounds. Do you recognize any of them?

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