CCJ Reports

How one movement built self-confidence for people all over

How one movement built self-confidence for people all over

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Natural hair isn’t just a movement. For some, it’s a lifestyle. The widespread standard of straighter hair being more presentable is still prominent but the natural hair movement has made strong strides to falsify this perception. Natural hair is more accepted in workplaces and formal events than...

The Dogs of Macon

The Dogs of Macon

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Dog lovers everywhere are guilty of it. Who hasn’t envied the life of a dog? With endless treats and naps whenever, wherever, it’s easy to be jealous of a dog’s life. Although many of us wonder about the lives of dogs, it’s not too difficult to visit dog places in Macon to find out. The M...

Tattoos and the stories behind them

Tattoos and the stories behind them

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Tattoos are more than ink on skin. According to Inked Magazine, the reasoning for getting tattoos changes over time. The first could have a lot of meaning, but the more you get the less importance each session has. For some people, it could be a whim or to honor a loved one. While others use their ink to...

The Process of Glassblowing Will Amaze You

The Process of Glassblowing Will Amaze You

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

StARTup Studios held its grand opening on March 16 and provided live art demonstrations for the public to see. One of these demonstrations was a glassblowing demo by artist Jamie Adams. The event also held a live ceramics demonstration, beer tastings by local breweries, a silent auction and live music...

Girl Power: A Playlist in Honor of Women’s History Month

Girl Power: A Playlist in Honor of Women’s History Month

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are both celebrated in March. In honor of the special month and day, here's a playlist filled with songs that will make you feel good and powerful.  

Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

It’s finally starting to get warm out, and pollen is everywhere. You know what that means, it’s spring in Georgia! With the start of spring in Macon comes the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Each year the Cherry Blossom Festival holds many exciting events. There are so many events that it is hard...

Local nonprofit helps families dealing with childhood cancer

Local nonprofit helps families dealing with childhood cancer

Shaila Warren, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Local

Cindy Gaskins's son Jay died at five-years-old on March 31, 2006. Ever since, Gaskins has been dedicated to assisting families dealing with childhood cancer. Gaskins founded Jay’s HOPE Foundation during the time her son was receiving treatment. She now serves as the executive director. Since 2006, the...

Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

MACON, Ga. -- The 4th Annual Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, hosted by United Tiny House Association. This year’s festival promises another huge event that celebrates and showcases the tiny houses and the people who are living the tiny lifestyle!   ...

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Sometimes one is not enough, especially when it comes to awards. A Macon community member and social entrepreneur took home three of the 26 awards in the form of grants from The Downtown Challenge. With these grants, Tonja Khabir will focus on preserving the historic Macon community, Pleasant Hill. A...

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

By now, we’ve all heard of the infamous Fyre Festival, a 2017 event that promised to revolutionize music festivals as we know it. With prices ranging from $1,500-$250,000, the idea that the festival could bankrupt seemed slim, but everything went downhill when attendees who were promised luxury c...

Doretha Curtis’s Journey to Making Every Face Beautiful

Doretha Curtis’s Journey to Making Every Face Beautiful

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

In a shop off Cotton Avenue, you’ll find Doretha Curtis’s salon she has refined for eight years. Curtis’s salon, Le’ Face, offers more than just the traditional salon services. Curtis has perfected her art of blending makeup and performing her customized services over years of professionalism...

What is ASMR?

What is ASMR?

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Over the past few months, a new trend has swept the internet. Videos of people whispering gently into a microphone or tapping on glass and other surfaces have become widely popular. After watching these videos many people have described feeling a deep, relaxing sensation. This is called ASMR. ASMR i...

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