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A little help from my friends: The new 1975

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

I was dressed in black from head to toe and was trying to play it cool around my friend who was a few years older than I was and had already been in college for almost a year. It was my first concert, and my friend Angela and I had driven down to Chattanooga to see The 1975. It was three years ago, and they had just recently started touring in the US. Since then, I have attended more concerts than I can count, and my music taste has expanded further than what plays on local radio stations. This past week, I got the opportunity to experience The 1975 once again. However, this time I had pit access, and the young British indie band that I had once known in high school was promoting their gold record on their second US tour “I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.” I was lucky to even get the chance to attend, and the fact that I had a photo pass made the experience even more unforgettable. It felt like I had come full circle from where I was over three years ago. I set up my camera and did a run through of the pit before I...

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A plight of perseverance

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

“Throughout its history, Maryville College has held sincerely to the Christian belief in dignity, worth and freedom of all people and their equality before God, irrespective of wealth, race or color,” Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, Maryville College’s sixth president, quoted this phrase in his book “Maryville College: A History of 150 Years 1819-1969”. This phrase was part of an announcement released “in behalf of the Directors and Faculty by the President of Maryville College in August 1954” that, to Lloyd, seemed to embody the very foundation of Maryville College. According to Lloyd, given that Tennessee was not “a cotton raising or large plantation area,” Maryville’s African American population before the Civil War was not as large as that of some surrounding areas. Of the few African Americans living in the area, few had the means to attend college. Though Maryville College’s antebellum student records are sparse, Lloyd mentioned that unofficial sources have identified some African American students. When Maryville College re-opened after the Civil War, its stance on racial equality had not changed. In a now tattered book housed in the Maryville College archives are the names of every student who attended either Maryville College or its preparatory school between 1866 and 1900. The brainchild of Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson, Maryville College’s fifth president,...

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Mary Kay Sullivan becomes first female Chair of MC Board of Directors

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

This fall, Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan became the nineteenth chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the first woman to ever hold the position. Sullivan’s interest in the college began at an early age and developed into over twenty-five years of service in various roles, ultimately leading to this recent honor. While electing the first female Board Chair is a milestone for MC, it did not occur to Sullivan that she would be making history until someone...

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The Liberating Arts: In Praise of Liberal Elites

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Perspectives | 0 comments

In 1822, in his Inaugural Address on the occasion of the opening of the Southern and Western Theological Seminary—what would become Maryville College – the Reverend Isaac Anderson spoke of the urgent need of Christian ministers on the then frontier. But, he cautioned, ministers’ minds needed to be “enlarged by a knowledge of grammar in general, of logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, mathematics, natural history, and polite literature,” because “these expand the mind, give direction to its energies, and furnish...

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Let’s talk religion and sexuality: Bisexuality vs. pansexuality

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Perspectives | 3 comments

Bisexuality and pansexuality are quite often assumed to be the same thing. However, this is not true. Just because someone identifies as pansexual doesn’t mean they’re bisexual with a broader range to choose from. Pansexuality isn’t the only other term outside the common three, but this article is to focus on how these similar sexualities are independent. The first thing that needs to be understood about the differences is that the term bisexuality is more common. In my personal...

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Lady Scots put to test early

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

     The defending USA South Conference Champions Lady Scots basketball program started the 2016-2017 campaign with a no. 18 national ranking. However, opposing teams see that national ranking as a chance for an upset, and the Lady Scots were challenged in the first five games of the season. In those five games, the Lady Scots went 3-2, and fell out of the national polls. Luckily, two out-of-conference early season losses won’t hurt Maryville too much. The Lady Scots have...

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Scots Men’s basketball team starts hot: Emory ends streak

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The decorated Maryville Men’s Basketball program tipped off the 2016-2017 campaign with four straight wins. On Nov. 16, the Scots first game of the season and home opener against Centre College proved to be an early season test. A 14-0 first half run put the Orange and Garnet up by 4 at the break. Junior Guard Jaylen Bowyer led the Scots with 15 points, and Sophomore Guard Emanuelle Garcia led the Scots beyond the arch with 12 points from...

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I Dream In Pixels: I’m tired of killing

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

It was a few days before leaving for Thanksgiving break that I found myself lying in bed with my heartbeat thumping in my ear. Nothing was happening. I was alone, staring blankly at my roommate’s bed. But as has begun to happen with increased frequency, my anxiety had taken over my body, and it was all I could do to refrain from hyperventilating and potentially passing out. I wouldn’t pretend that the 2016 presidential election is solely responsible for...

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No more victims: Student life at Smoky Mountain Self-Defense

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

The students of Smoky Mountain Self-Defense shuffled nervously as Roy “Hoot” Shields entered the training room, slapping a baseball bat against his open palm. Shields is the founder of Smoky Mountain Self-Defense as well as the head instructor, a martial arts master, and a former member of the U.S. Military and Federal Services. Shields raised the bat and slowly ambled through the room, pointing at students. “Eenie,” he said. The next student, “Meanie.” The next, “Miney.” Then, “Moe.” The...

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Until Next Time: Recap of Volleyball Season

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

Coming off a previous eighteen-win season, head coach Kandis Schram looked to come into the 2016 campaign and build off what her 2015 Lady Scots accomplished. What Schram got instead was another 18-win season, far superseding preseason expectations. The immediate dominance of players, like freshman right side hitter Brianne Sidner, and continued consistency of the rest of the team got the Lady Scots back into the post season, to no one in the USA South Conference’s surprise. However, a...

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