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Missing from our screens

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Perspectives | 1 comment

If you receive your news through social media, you may have read an alarming headline: “14 girls have gone missing in D.C. in the last 24 hours.” While this has been debunked by various sources, I couldn’t help but notice a startling uptick in images of missing girls. At first, I assumed I was receiving these updates because I follow people based in D.C., but then people from other parts of the country began expressing concern. The girls, all in their teens, had gone missing since the beginning of the year to very little fanfare. I began to wonder how so many teenaged girls living in the nation’s capital could go missing without it being on the news. With the recent awareness of human trafficking within the country’s borders, one would assume that a high number of missing girls...

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Impoverished Politics: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I was struggling this week to figure out what to write about, and then Assad dropped chemical weapons on Syrian civilians. And then Trump bombed a Syrian air-base in response. I found myself reacting the way I always do: skeptically, angrily and helplessly. A few years of history, culture and politics classes have taught me that United States’ aggression and involvement in other regions often does a better job of further destabilizing situations than helping them. The current state of the Middle East is part of our legacy as a modern empire. When the news of dozens of US tomahawk missiles being rained down on Syria made its way to me, the anti-war, anti-military ideologue within me was shocked and livid. In the past Trump has condemned further aggression in Syria, and now here we are. The problem is,...

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This much I know is true: God feels like love

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

“I love you so much it hurts.” This is one of my favorite expressions and I know exactly when I feel it. Usually, for Thanksgiving, my family and I make the long and corn-filled drive to West Lafayette, Indiana to see my aunt and uncle. The trip is one of the closest experiences of Hell I can attest to in my lifetime: the scenery is bleak and the sky seems only to get bigger and greyer as we get closer to the destination. But my light suffering is worth it when we finally pull up to the house and my aunt is waiting for us, peaking through the glass door. Everybody runs to one another and the mood feels so special. And we all hug like we think we will never see one another again– the squishy, hard to...

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Men’s Tennis ends March in a flux

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Men’s Tennis Team has struggled through the end of March and beginning of April. The Scots had a four matches in five days during the weekend of March 29 – April 2. The men ended the weekend after dropping three out of the four matches. On March 29, the Scots took on the men from Piedmont. Maryville entered the day on a five match losing streak, and unfortunately it would continue. Out of the nine total matches (six seed singles and three doubles) sophomore Marcos Herrero was able to register the only win of the day, defeating Bryan Barnett of Piedmont in two sets, 6-4, and 6-4. The next day, the six match losing streak would come to an end with the men delivering their first sweep of the season, defeating Brewton-Parker College in all nine...

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MC Career Center hosts annual career fair

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

The Maryville College Career Center held its annual Spring Career and Internship Fair on March 30. The event lasted from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Alumni Gym where participants could talk to different organizations and companies about job and internship opportunities. More than 30 local companies and organizations, including universities that offer graduate programs, were present during the fair. “The more Maryville College students show up prepared, the more the word gets out to employers and graduate schools. This year, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management called the Career Center because they accepted a student into their graduate programs and wanted more like him,” said Christy McDonald, director of Career Center. “MC students make a positive impact – and that impact determines who comes to the Career Fair at Maryville.” Sarah Yeaple, who is an MC alumna and...

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