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Across Seven Bridges Down Memory Lane

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

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...

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Take a knee

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

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...

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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 in preparation. Before the march began, Patricia Robledo, a representative from the Mayor’s Office, spoke on behalf of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero on the issue of DACA as it pertains to those affected in the East Tennessee area. “[Mayor Rogero] supports a continuation of DACA and the right of DREAMers to fully participate in the life of our community and...

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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 has been leaving these statues has violated two rules that Campus Woods have. According to the school’s website, if you enter the woods you must “leave no trace: carry out what you carry in” and “stay on existing trails.”     The statues that have been left throughout the woods are called cherubs, which means they are a depiction of a small,...

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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 on SHARE week last semester, after becoming angered with the way that this campus and culture at large deals with issues regarding sexual assault.     “Since coming to MC, I’ve heard of many cases of sexual assault,” Carpenter said. “I got fed up about it–fed up and frustrated with the lack of action and lack of reaction from students to faculty...

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