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Eloquence Resurrected

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Words are power. Throughout history words have changed, influenced and inspired every aspect of human existence. They have incited rebellion, toppled empires and raised armies of angry men. They have explained recipes, expressed love and adorned newspapers such as this for decades. Words give objects, places, people and feelings identity and, thus, meaning. Words are the glue of existence, and in this modern age, severely under-appreciated.(FIRST PAGE END) Whereas prose and literary eloquence were once pillars of communication, the present has chipped away at artful style leaving behind a slab of trite tweets and “dank” memes. Whatever happened to formality? Whatever happened to writers who wrote poems of nature and stories of humanity instead of “sexiest man alive” articles and top 10 lists? The future of well written prose in any context seems dire, yet there is still hope for the written word. Individuals of talent and literary skill have rebelled against the communication of this modern era, posting, sharing, creating and writing, all the while using words to share ideas beautifully. The creator of the Instagram page entitled “From Roots to Peace” is one such individual. The page is a collection of poetry created by an anonymous Maryville College student that has gained popularity in recent weeks. Yet, even with newfound fame, the...

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Meet the Editors: David Peters

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

“I hope we can get out of here before we get arrested,” David Peters said to me as we walked out of the graveyard. It was 9:30 p.m., an uncommon hour to visit and take pictures of the dead’s resting place. I didn’t wince when David asked me to go with him that night. This isn’t uncommon etiquette for our relationship, and going to a graveyard in the middle of the night isn’t the craziest place I have gone...

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Dodge-Chrysler marches to the beat of the wrong drum major…

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Super Bowl Sunday, that time honored tradition of football, wings and the ever-anticipated commercials. Rarely has a Super Bowl gone by that has not seen some controversy, or at least some element that invoked the ire of viewers, whether it was player performance or behavior, ill-performed half-time shows or commercials that fell short of the mark. During this year’s Super Bowl, Dodge managed to garner itself a place among those advertisers who united many against their marketing campaign. It...

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2018 Oscars Preview

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With the Oscars looming less than a month away, many fans are anxiously waiting to see which movies, actors, actresses and directors will be taking home the awards. The 90th Oscars will be airing live from Hollywood on March 4, 2018 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for a second year. The nominations for this year’s Oscars were released on January 23, and many people were shocked by some...

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Black History Month at Maryville College

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 Maryville College has begun its annual black history month celebration to commemorate black excellence during the month. The month was started by a great author named Carter G. Woodson, who was born December 19, 1875 and died April 3, 1950. He was the second black man to receive a Ph.D. from a predominately white institution. Black History Month started in 1926 when he decided to celebrate “Negro History Week.” The week turned into a month-long celebration in 1976. The...

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Magic Squares, Shapes and Solids

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Have you ever wondered how Benjamin Franklin and an ancient Chinese turtle can be related? The answer: magic.   For centuries, mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike have been studying this puzzle referred to as a Magic Square. A puzzle—not dissimilar to Sudoku—that is constantly altered, expanded and redefined to promote more research and ultimately entwine Franklin and turtle. Now I know many think math is magic: professors pulling variables and symbols out of seemingly nowhere just to make them all...

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Sports and Politics Converge in Olympic Games

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Sports | 0 comments

Millions of viewers have settled in over the past several days to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, which kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, Feb. 9. Watching the Olympics is, for many spectators, a time to relax and enjoy the thrill of competition without worrying about politics. However, Olympic history has been far from apolitical, and, in the present day, politics continue to exert a significant force on the Games. The unified Korean delegation has been among...

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Fact checking Water.org & Stella Artois controversy

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Speculation has been circling for the past week regarding Matt Damon’s ad in the Super Bowl involving beer company Stella Artois and nonprofit group Water.org. Damon himself is a co-founder of Water.org. The mission of this non-profit, according to their website, is to provide access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world, as well as empowerment to natives through affordable financing. Previously, nonprofits trying to fix a community’s water problem would provide short-term solutions by building wells...

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Movie review: “Hope Floats”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

After turning in the final project for my J-term class, my lady and I decided to enjoy the four-day semester break by watching an inspirational movie together.  I’m more of an action or romantic/action/comedy type guy, but I remembered that wise men say, “Happy Wife – Happy Life!” so I agreed to the movie she suggested.  We’re engaged, so I guess this is practice.   The Blount County Public Library has movies that members can check out for free....

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