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Maryville students hurt by Harvey

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

At the end of August, the country received word that Hurricane Harvey would travel up the coast and hit major cities in the United States. When it eventually touched land, Hurricane Harvey reached many areas, but the one that was most affected was Houston, TX. The category five hurricane caused a flood that is said to be a 500-year flood, or a one in 500 chance that it was supposed to be that bad. Many people were devastated due to the amount of damage, and many people lost their homes. What hit home for the Maryville community is the fact that the hurricane touched some of the families here on campus. Students were hurt from their losses, and many students lost possessions that they can never get back. Danaus Ferguson, a Maryville College student who is originally from the...

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New changes for counseling center

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The movement of office space in Bartlett has been an overall improvement for both Bruce Holt and his new staff. The counseling center, which used to be located on the second floor of Bartlett close to Issac’s Café is now located on the opposite side of Bartlett that used to house Residence Life, Student Government and various other organizations.  The move was mainly due to space issues, as intern Becky Livingston was using a closet as a makeshift “office.” Another issue regarding the old counseling office was the fact that it was “too visible,” according to Holt. The new space offers the opportunity for students to sit away from foot traffic and now have a waiting room where they can wait comfortably. “Students needed an overall more privacy,” Holt said. Both Holt and his co workers claimed that the...

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MC scots win against Hanover

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College football team won against Hanover College on September 9, 2017, with a score of 24-20. After last week’s loss to Berry, the team really tried to improve and prepare for Hanover College. In an effort to pick up their win-loss record, the Scots were able to make two touchdowns and a field goal during the second half, winning the game and giving the Scots a 1-1 record. “After losing to Berry, we knew we had to work harder to make sure we didn’t go 0-2,” said Adam Diggs, No. 12. “Our goal is to win every game the rest of the season, so we had more focus in practice leading up to Hanover.” Hanover College, located in Hanover, Indiana, is also a private liberal arts college. It is located on  the Ohio River, nestled in 650...

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MC student spends summer in Prague

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This past summer, I traveled outside of the United States for the first time, and it was the experience of a lifetime. For two months,I lived in the city of Prague, which is the Czech Republic. This was something that I never thought I would have the chance to do. However, with the help of those in the Maryville College International House, I had this amazing opportunity. As a nontraditional student and someone with a budget, going to Europe–or anywhere outside of the country– seemed like a longshot. I always assumed my travel outside my home country would be something I would do in the years following my retirement from a hopefully lucrative career. With the assistance of Ihouse, not only did I get the chance to travel, I was able to do it affordably. The Ken Tuck scholarship...

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Reputable hurricane charities

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In times of great disaster, many people are driven to help others affected by catastrophic events in any way possible. One of the most common ways to provide support and assistance, especially when distance acts as a barrier, is through the donation of money and supplies to relief funds. The American Red Cross is an organization historically heralded as being a credible and reliable relief charity and is currently being spotlighted once more amidst news of back-to-back hurricanes and tropical storms. However, the Red Cross has come under fire over the past years for reportedly failing to make sufficient use of their donations and providing the bare minimum of support to areas affected by disaster. This has prompted many people to search for other more reputable, and ideally local, charities and organizations. Below are some charities specific to the...

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