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Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As students begin completing projects, papers and theses, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been prepping to provide students with opportunities to relieve stress. The Campus Life Committee has been hard at work, under the leadership of Junior Class President Allison Aguado and Junior Class Vice-President Ariel Kaylor, preparing stress balls to be distributed during the biannual finals breakfast. In addition, therapy dogs are planned to make an appearance as those are always well received by our students. In addition, Aguado took notes during the fireside chat with Dean Tucker and Dean Wells. The biggest topic of discussion was the implementation of May term and how it will affect the class of 2019 specifically. The question being: How will replacing J-Term effect juniors who are still required to complete an ethics course next year? Many students have traditionally taken an ethics course during J-Term. Dean Wells reassuringly said that the ethics course is planned to be offered during the regular semesters, but if students cannot fulfill this during this time, it is expected to be offered during the first May term at no cost for the class of 2019. Another question of concern was the cost of May term. The plan is not in place currently, but students can expect the cost to shadow...

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Perspectives on Scholarship

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

This article was written by The Keepers. What is the Maryville College Covenant? “As an academic mentor, the covenant is a part of my everyday life,” said Brinley Knowles Class of 2020. Whether I am leading a group study or working in Cooper Success Center, it has to do with the way I help the people that I help… It (the Maryville College Covenant) is one of the big reasons that I chose this school. I knew it would make the students here different, and I could tell that when I came on this campus.” The Keepers of the Covenant seek to promote awareness and conversation in regards to the covenant and its three tenants: Scholarship, Respect and Integrity. Through internal dialog (on a personal and community level), we hope to ensure that we are aware of and living out the covenant in our daily lives. More than words in stone or on paper, the covenant is an expectation of how members of our community should live. We begin our series with a focus on the question, “What is scholarship?” Our covenant says the following on scholarship: “We commit ourselves to lifelong curiosity and learning, to the search for knowledge, and to intellectual creativity.” For me, scholarship is a desire to grow in knowledge...

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Maryville College sends TISL representatives

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) has been one of Maryville College’s up-and-coming annual events. Students participate in Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3),  the Legislature, Lobbying, and media, where they compete with colleges and universities from all across Tennessee. Maryville’s AMC3 team included students Jacob Williams, Ciara Humphrey, Beau Branton and Carson Clark. The legislature participants were Josh Anderson as Chief Clerk of Senate and Tristan Leslie as a Senator. I was the lobbying CEO for the Disability and...

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Hometown hike: coming back to your first landscape

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

“You can’t go home again” is a phrase not often associated with the commercial, feel- good of the holidays, and for good reason. Why sell the idea that it’s hard to leave a place and come back, only to see it changed or unchanged? I think the idea of coming home is so hard to understand because it’s unique to each person’s experience. To some, it’s tied to memories, family or friends. For me, it’s tied to landscape. This...

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Bittersweet Goodbyes

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

In the coming days, Maryville College will say goodbye to two of its sweetest staff. After years of service to this acclaimed academic institution, both Ms. Mary Anne Frost, the administrative assistant for the division of behavioral sciences, and Mrs. Carolyn Potter, the administrative assistant for the division of humanities, are retiring. These ladies  are undeniably so much more than their long titles afford. First, I visited Mrs. Carolyn Potter and, while she was obviously busy, she had no...

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Men’s soccer team wins USA South All Sportsmanship Award

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One of the season-ending traditions of the USA South Conference is the presentation of the All Sportsmanship Award. Athletes of the conference vote for the team they believe showed the best sportsmanship throughout the length of the season. The 2017 Maryville College men’s soccer team won the award this year through their combined sportsmanship efforts on and off the field. The award was created in 2004 after the USA South Student Athlete Advisory Committee decided that one of the...

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Meet the editors: Chandler Chastain

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“The Highland Echo” has been in print for over a century, and has seen many editors throughout its storied history. Chandler Chastain is making her mark in Maryville College history and continuing to bear the torch lit by those who came before by editing the Sports and Features sections of the Echo. “I wanted to write for the Echo because I think it’s such a great opportunity,” Chastain said. “Seeing your work in print is something unique and hard...

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Home for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

Holidays in the Andrews-Willis family come with a lot of laughing, crying and many games. There are two big holidays that we come together and celebrate every year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother’s side of the family brings home at least 100 people for the holidays. Most of the time it is so huge that we have to rent out the church and have family dinner there. My family seems to just invade the whole city of Knoxville during...

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Donald Trump’s first year

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has been in office for nearly a year. His time in office has been faced with much adversity from both sides of the aisle, in a time when political tensions in America appear to be at an all time high, at least in recent memory. President Trump entered office following a brutal and divisive 2016 election, which ended with his winning the White House and Republicans continuing to have...

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Four graphic design seniors present theses on Friday Dec. 8

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Features | 0 comments

On Dec. 8, Kelsey Hanko, Emily Fitzpatrick, Alicia Yarlet, and myself will present our senior theses. Each of us have worked hard these past two semesters to put together some interesting pieces of design work. The showcase will be located in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and the William “Ed” Harmon Gallery in the Clayton Center for the Arts. There will be a reception to follow with all the essential “art gallery food and drink.” The gallery space will be...

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