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New Mural on Court Street

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

A new mural of comic book superheroes has been painted on a wall directly across the street from campus at the comic book shop The Golden Age, 1942. At the foreground, the mural features several superheroes from different comics, many of which are easily recognizable. The background is a landscape with fields, mountains and a big blue sky. All in all, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about it except for the fact that it is new. Some people have stated their displeasure over the addition with the argument that it is disrespectful to the veteran’s memorial across the way or that it doesn’t belong and isn’t fitting for the area. Rachel Resciniti, a senior at Maryville College, thinks otherwise. “I think it adds some much needed color to the area and will help to attract customers to a local, small business,”she said. “A lot of people shop for comics and gaming merchandise online simply because they don’t know local options exist. The camaraderie of a comic shop is a big part of the fandom experience, so I love that they’re doing something that adds visually to the community and draws attention to themselves.” As for the mural being disrespectful, she disagreed. “The superheroes featured in the mural are all individuals, albeit fictional, who...

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Maryville College professor runs for State House

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Dr. Jay Clark, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Maryville College, recently launched his election campaign for state representative of the 8th district of Tennessee in the 2018 election. He is currently unopposed running on the Democratic party ticket while the Republican ticket already holds five people jockeying to be the candidate for their party. Clark held a small meeting in the Center for Campus Ministry at Maryville College on Thursday in which a few students and other supporters came out to meet him and learn his positions on various issues that a voter may deem important. In regards to healthcare, he supported Insure Tennessee, a bill which would’ve expanded healthcare to several thousand uninsured Tennesseans, which didn’t pass the state legislature. Clark says that healthcare should be a right for all Americans. In terms of education, he said that he does not believe in school vouchers and isn’t a big fan of charter schools, rather he believes that the money spent on those programs should be put towards improving the lackluster public school system. Clark, a gun owner himself, claims to believes in ‘common-sense gun laws’ and doesn’t think anyone should be allowed to own an assault weapon–citing the fact that hunters aren’t legally allowed to use them when they hunt anyway. As a...

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The Golden Age?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

The 20-minute walk from Beeson Village to downtown Maryville is an uneventful stretch made    tolerable by the occasional greetings of friends passing by and the catcalls of strangers shouted from grimy truck windows. I pick up trash as I go, challenging myself to find more than enough to hold in  a hand. I make my own excitement by seeing if I can    sneak my findings into someone’s recycling bin before someone calls me out on it. The...

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Miles to go before I sleep: a reflection of the 2017 cross country season

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Sports | 0 comments

Cross country takes place at an interesting time of year. We begin our season by running with minimal clothing and conclude our season in layers. “Season” is an interesting term in the running community. Traditionally, winter is the indoor track season, followed by outdoor track in the spring. Because Maryville College does not have a track team, spring means speed to prepare the runner for the next six months. Summer means heavy mileage for building the stamina and endurance...

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Butch Jones fired!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The University of Tennessee (UT) football program was built brick by brick over the past years. As of Sunday, Nov. 12, the bricks came tumbling down as Butch Jones was fired after a loss to Missouri (50-17) that Saturday. Jones came to UT with high hopes of leading the team to a few winning seasons and a couple of bowl games. There are mixed emotions in the locker room. Some athletes feel as if Butch Jones was what the...

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Dance Ensemble presents fall recital entitled “Peace, Love, & Dance”

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Maryville College Dance Ensemble will perform their 2017 fall recital titled, “Peace. Love. Dance.” There will be two shows that day, one show will start at 2p.m. and the other will start at 7p.m. The recital will be held at Clayton Center for the Arts in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The ensemble will perform under the leadership of students Jessica Rhea, Bailey Decker and Alyssa Miller. The evening’s program includes many different...

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An Educational Bar Crawl: An ode to a dirty old bar

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

I was young, didn’t look like a local and didn’t know what I wanted. I’m still fairly new to the bar scene and still technically new to drinking unless you count the hunch punch created by a panel of confused college students. I handed the bartender my ID, and he examined it three times over because I still look like a child. “Rum?” I asked. “Sure,” he said. “You got anything to put in it?” “We only got coke,”...

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Time to hit the pause button: G.L.I.M.P.S.E. 10th anniversary

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Maryville College held the 10th anniversary of the annual two-day student-centered G.L.I.M.P.S.E. (Gathering, Listening, Igniting, Mending, Persevering, Surviving and Empowering) Conference on Nov. 10. and on campus. Although this is not a particularly well-known event, it is certainly an important one. The G.L.I.M.P.S.E. Conference is a leadership conference for people of color, and this year more than 140 students from Centre College, Sewanee: University of the South, Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, Tusculum College, Maryville College,  Fulton High School...

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SGA newsletter

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Maryville College Student Government Association (SGA) is always striving to create a campus atmosphere where students feel welcome at his or her home away from home. SGA understands that Maryville College students have a wide variety of interests and hobbies, and we are always excited to approve new student organizations that give busy students something about which to become passionate. Recently, SGA had the privilege of approving “Athletes for Change” as a new Chartered Organization, from their previous...

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Honoring Campus Veterans: Ted Higgs

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

 You may have seen him in the halls and classrooms of Anderson Hall. Ted Higgs, Adjunct Instructor of English and Latin, has had a language and education career that started 1967 and still isn’t over. He says he has retired at least three times. He is proficient in several languages and has three master’s degrees: one in English, one in Latin and one in . Higgs taught at the US Military Academy at West Point, the University of Maryland’s...

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