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Across Seven Bridges Down Memory Lane

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Many girls born in the ‘90s grew up wearing butterfly hair clips and hair scrunchies, eating ring pops and playing The Backstreet Boys’ songs on repeat. Though my childhood hairstyles were full of colorful adornments, I never owned any Backstreet Boys memorabilia and never heard one of their songs until I was in high school. I grew up listening to the music of times past. Aside from Classical Child cassette tapes and the sing-alongs found in episodes of “Barney & Friends,” much of my introduction to music came from my parents. Neither of them seemed to be ready to say goodbye to their own respective childhoods, and this was reflected in the music that wafted from through the house in which I grew up. Even before my preschool years, I rode my tricycle through the living room, stopping every so often to dance along to the John Denver song that played in the background. John Denver’s voice was streaming through the speakers of an old, black cassette player that my mother had owned since her high school days. A few years later, my parents, feeling as if they were avant-gardists, decided to replace the trusty cassette player with something state-of-the art: a machine that could play both cassettes and CD’s. When my family congregated...

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Take a knee

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The Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars. All of these football teams chose to take a knee on Sunday, Sept. 24 after President Trump had tweeted that players who take a knee during the National Anthem should be fired.     President Trump was likely referring to Colin Kaepernik who first took a knee during the National Anthem last season in protest of police violence and racism.     “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” Kaepernik said to NFL Media.     Though many teams are getting recognized for the number of players who are kneeling, some teams are responding to the tweets in other ways. The Greenbay Packers chose to stand and link arms, as a symbol of the unity of the football community. Meanwhile, other teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to wait in the locker rooms during the National Anthem to relieve players of the pressure to respond to the situation. A similar routine has been adopted here at Maryville College as well. Though last season players were present on the field during the national anthem, this season they have been staying in the locker rooms.     Chris Cannon, Maryville College athletic director, explains that Maryville College tradition has been to stay in the locker room...

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Knoxville marches in solidarity with DREAMers

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With news of the rescindment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) reaching people around the U.S., many have chosen to reach out to their communities and organize protests against the decision. One such protest took place on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the form of a march and rally organized by Knoxville Dreamers and Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors, in partnership with a few other organizations local to Knoxville. Supporters of DACA gathered at a courthouse in downtown Knoxville...

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Cherub statues mysteriously appear in college woods

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Strange angel statues have been popping up randomly throughout the trails in the Campus Woods.     Students and faculty are confused about where these statues are coming from and who is leaving them. These statues are the size one would see in a garden or in a cemetery by a gravestone, so they are easily moveable. However, due to the weight of them, it seems unlikely that these statues are being placed out there by only one person.       Whoever...

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Maryville College holds first ever SHARE Week

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   Maryville College has long been a progressive campus that’s considered by some to be a bastion of blue amid a sea of red. It should come to nobody’s surprise then, that MC Democrats (MC Dems) spearheaded the campus’ first ever SHARE week.     SHARE week, or “Sexual Harassment-Assault-Rape-Education Week”, was an effort to supplant the college’s sexual assault training that students receive during orientation. The idea was first conceived of by MC Dems President, Kalyn Carpenter.     Carpenter began working...

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SGA President shares club’s first newsletter

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Sept. 14 marked the first meeting of the new student government association (SGA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Members of SGA have been eager to get to work and push legislation to provide for students. Since our first meeting, here are some of our most recent orders of business:   Voices of Praise (VOP) came to us asking for $1,500 to help fund a three-day professional workshop on Oct. 6 – Oct. 8. This workshop benefits the Maryville College...

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Maryville College hosts eighth annual Chalk The Walk

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  Maryville College held two autumn events on Oct. 1:  Maker’s Market set up an open-air market and YEStudio led their eighth annual “Chalk the Walk.”  Both events consisted of local artists displaying their creativity to the public. As I approached Anderson Hall, I noticed rows of tents set up for the fall Maker’s Market.  Vendors displayed everything from handmade plaques and honey to fall wreaths.  There’s nothing like the smell of pumpkin spice and honey on the first...

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Maryville College professor publishes book about diversity in church

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In September, Oxford University Press published “Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church,” by MC associate professor of sociology Dr. Tricia Bruce. The work, broadly speaking, addresses how leaders in the US Catholic Church are dealing with parishioners who are choosing personal parishes—a relatively new religious and sociological phenomenon— over that of their more traditional territorial parishes. Bruce explained that territorial parishes are the parishes into which the Church has traditionally designated and allocated...

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MC students to MC staff

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This week’s alumni spotlight turns to David Clifford, a former Bonner scholar and class of 2016. A commonality between all alumni I’ve interviewed has been the absence of an initial plan to come back, in a way it just sort of finds everybody differently. Clifford’s case was no different.    When he graduated, he was eager to move on to the next stage of his life.     “Leaving campus is typically part of that,” he said. It’s not that he didn’t...

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Flyte’s church-like melodies make beautiful music

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    The first song I heard from the album was entitled “Faithless.” It was playing in my record shop as I walked in that that morning. My first assumption, based on the structure and the vocals, was that it must have been a Beatles song that I had never heard before.  However, as I listening closer, I wondered if it could be a Wings song because of how intense the harmonies were.  However, my co-workers informed me that...

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