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A Maryville Christmas Preview

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Christmas is coming to Maryville College early this year. On Monday Dec. 5, the MC Performing Arts will be putting on their annual Christmas concert at the Clayton Center for the Arts. This concert will include performances by the MC Community Chorus, the MC Concert Choir, the MC Orchestra, the MC Community Concert Band, the MC Jazz Band and the Scottie Singers. The many groups will be showing off their talents while performing classic Christmas carols, as well as more contemporary musical scores. Solos will be sung by both members from the MC Community Chorus and the MC Concert Choir. Musical favorites such as “Carol of the Bells” and “The Christmas Song” will be performed. There will also be a portion of the night where the audience will be invited to sing along with the choruses. A Maryville Christmas will begin at 7 p.m. It is estimated that the show will last between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be a short intermission around the halfway point of the night, in order to rearrange the stage. Please join these musical groups in the Clayton Center at MC this Monday for a festive and cheerful...

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Wildfire in Walland

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

As the state of Tennessee and surrounding areas continue to suffer from drought conditions, wildfires have continued to spread throughout the Great Smoky Mountain areas. Fires are now beginning to spread into areas surrounding Maryville College, including one that broke out this afternoon in Walland, Tenn. According to Local 8 News, students of Walland Elementary School were sent home as of 1:30 p.m. due to a forest fire that broke out just behind the school. Faculty and staff are staying in the school until all students are either taken home on their regular buses or are picked up by their guardians. Local 8 News also reported that the fire began around 12:49 near West Millers Cove Road. The fire is currently burning in the direction up the mountain and away from the school. Currently, one home is reported to be at risk by the fire, and the Blount County Fire Department and Tennessee Division of Forestry are working to preventively protect the home. The exact size of the fire is currently unknown, but several images of the smoke have been posted to social media outlets in locations as far as 13 miles away in the Eagleton Village area of Maryville. Junior of Maryville College, Kathryn Norris, spotted smoke from the fire on her commute...

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Impoverished Politics: Living in Trump’s America

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Perspectives | 1 comment

It’s hard for me to find the words to complete this piece. My whole soul has been heavy for days since the election results were announced; it’s like everywhere I go seems extra quiet and sad. The people I love have expressed anxiety and fear I know I only feel a fraction of. It seems to me that this election hasn’t necessarily ushered in any new era of American politics, what it’s done mostly is revealed the true ideologies...

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Maple Lane Farms

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Photos | 0 comments

Maple Lane Farms located in Greenback, TN is just a short 20 minute drive from the Maryville College campus. According to their website, in 1999 Maple Lane Farms began the first mega corn maze in Tennessee. Each fall the farm is open to the public and hosts an elaborate corn  maze throughout the month of October. In addition, the farm hosts a hayride, pumpkin patch, fall store and carnival type foods. These  photos by Brooke Wainwright give a glimpse...

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Student reflects on time as an intern in Stockholm

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

Studying abroad is more than a few weeks or months away from home. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. I studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden for a year, and while I was there, a world of opportunities became available to me. Perhaps one of the biggest and best opportunities I took advantage of was my internship with the Stockholm International Film Festival. I applied for this internship not even half expecting I had a shot at getting it....

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The sad defeat of a powderpuff football player

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

There I was with my back flat on the ground while the girl who had plowed me over was already another ten yards down the field. I didn’t get up. I laid there and thought of all the reasons why I signed myself up for powderpuff football at Maryville College. It was our third and final game, and we were down in the first quarter. It didn’t look like we were going to improve in the second. We had...

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Potential scheduling changes are being discussed at MC

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Recently, there has been buzz in the Maryville College community about possible upcoming changes. One such issue is the case of academic rescheduling currently being explored by a campus task force. In fairness, many students have already heard of the idea of replacing J-Term with a “May-Term,” but the changes could be potentially far more widespread than that. Kristen Gourley is the Director of Campus Life at Maryville College, and a member of the Academic Calendar Task Force. According...

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Gore, Glory and Mel Gibson

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

It has been over a decade since Mel Gibson fell from the graces of the American glitterati. The filmmaker and actor’s career effectively tanked in 2006 when it came to light that he had verbally assaulted a police officer with anti-Semitic rhetoric after being arrested for driving under the influence. Since his arrest, Gibson has taken a noticeable backseat in the industry he once dominated. Since his arrest, he has only emerged here or there to act in an...

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“As They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” tells a story of bullying, death and isolation

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

As her wheelchair crashed to the stage floor and she drug her body down the steps, the audience of “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” watched in horror as Elizabeth Willow made her escape. The heart-wrenching story of Elizabeth and her family is one of bullying, death and isolation. The show represented an approach to disability that Maryville College’s theatre has not yet portrayed. The show’s premiere had audiences disturbed and touched by Elizzbeth’s story. “And They Dance...

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Sunset Café opens new dining to MC community

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

A new dining experience opened to the Maryville College Community on Nov. 1 giving students, faculty and staff a new option to enjoy cuisine. Located in the Clayton Center for the Arts, The Sunset Café is brought to the college by Rocky’s Jamaican Sunrise and looks forward to creating a loyal customer base with the new campus location. The official ribbon cutting for the new café was held Monday, Nov. 7 by the owner of the parent restaurant Cheryl...

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