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Impoverished Politics: Fascist Europe wasn’t built in a day, either

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

We’re only a few weeks into the Trump presidency and everything is pretty much as bad as we thought it would be. Not only is it apparent that Trump plans to carry out much of the heinous policy he promised during his campaign, that Steve Bannon is our white-supremacist-in-chief, but also that this administration can deny facts and blatantly violate ethics without any real repercussions. When Donald Trump declares that any news source publishing the low ratings of his presidency is ‘fake news,’ and he attempts to shut down federal employees for posting facts regarding climate change on social media, it is clear he is living in a very different reality. It is also alarming because there is a set precedent for this: the myriad of fascist and dictatorial regimes modern history has seen. Along the campaign trail, the term fascist was used a lot to describe Trump and his policy ideas. Now that he’s in office, a lot of his supporters like to make the claim that nothing has happened that’s alarming or on par with infamous leaders like Hitler. I would first argue it is an immense show of privilege to say that none of Trump’s policies from the past few weeks have been alarming or damaging, but it’s also inane to...

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Scots men’s basketball awaits USA south seeding

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

The Maryville College Men’s Basketball team (19-5, 9-4) won three straight home USA South Conference games against Piedmont, Ferrum, and Covenant. The hot streak comes at a good time, as the Scots will soon begin post-season play. Maryville’s win streak capped an undefeated 2016-2017 campaign inside of historic Boydson Baird Gymnasium, with a record of 11-0 home record. On Feb. 8, Piedmont College (14-10, 8-5) visited Maryville College. A productive night on the offensive end of the floor resulted in an 84-68 Maryville win over the Lions. The Scots made 31-of-63 attempts, shooting 49.2% from the floor, and made 16-of-24 attempts for 66.7% from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Joshua Brooks led the way for the Scots with a career-high night. Brooks led Maryville in scoring with 21 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Also, the sophomore ripped down 7 boards and dished out 5 assists. Sophomore guard Calvin Songster added 15 points and led the Scots in boards with 8. Maryville outscored the Lions 38-16 in the paint, and 33-11 off the bench. On Feb. 11, Maryville College hosted the Ferrum College Panthers on senior night for lone senior Tyler Spicer in Boydson Baird Gymnasium. The Scots would scrap their way to a high-flying 79-66 win over...

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Race, feminism and the importance of intersectionality

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

From what we’ve seen in history, exclusion and oppression often lead to resistance. Feminism as a movement is highly criticized. It is hard to simply define feminism, as it is argued what it even means. It has different meanings for different people. If you are currently sneering at the paper while you skim this, it may be that feminism is wrong to you. To many, feminism is what Susan B. Anthony started and what Lena Dunham is doing now....

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Dr. Carter Woodson and the history of Black History Month

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

In 1915, the city of Chicago, Illinois hosted a national celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration, which focused on the advances of African Americans since the destruction of slavery, drew an estimated crowd of over 12,000 people and lasted for three weeks. Although largely overlooked today, the 1915 Chicago semicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation is noted as the singularity that set into motion a sequence of events that led to the creation of...

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Black History as Told by the Trump Administration

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

Before I begin this article, I would like to explain that putting the words Donald Trump and president in the same sentence makes me want to throw-up a little in my mouth, and because of that I will be referring to him as “45” throughout this piece. This February marks the first Black History Month of the 45th president’s administration. This is also the first-time Black History Month was proclaimed as African American History Month. As well-meaning as this...

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Sophomore Alexus Murray leads Lady Scots into 2017 season

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

The Maryville College Softball team’s 2015-2016 campaign was one of the most successful years in recent history. The Lady Scots finished 25-17 and captured their first winning record since joining the USA South Conference in 2012. Much of that success can be accredited to the 2015 freshman class—now sophomores. One of those sophomores is Alexus Murray. Murray had an outstanding year on the diamond for the Lady Scots. She finished ranked third in the NCAA DIII in At-Bats with...

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Dr. Melanie V. Tucker Named New Vice President and Dean of Students

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

Maryville College will soon be welcoming to campus a new Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Melanie V. Tucker. MC President Tom Bogart sent out a memorandum on Feb. 6 officially announcing Tucker’s acceptance of the position. The search committee responsible for filling the open position was led by Dr. Drew Crain and was put together by Bogart. The committee consisted of faculty and staff members as well as students. “We cast out our net internationally,” said Crain....

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Raising Hell: A Comic Series by Brandi Payne

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

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MC Dems move forward after 2017 election

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

Led by an executive board of members consisting of President Will Winters, Vice President Nick Peterson, Program and Activities Director Kalyn Carpenter and Communications Director Hannah Young, the Maryville College Democrats (MC Dems) are moving forward with the initiative to make politics more accessible for a greater array of people and to give back to the community in a way representative of the Democratic party’s ideology. “There’s a misconception that you have to be a big political buff to...

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Williams Becomes Second Most Winning Female Tennis Player

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

This year, at the ripe age of 35, Serena Williams has won her 23rd Grand Slam singles match in Australia, earning the title of most Grand Slam singles victories in history. According to ESPN, she is now just one title away, behind Margaret Court, from having the most Grand Slams of any kind in tennis history. Being one of the most winningest athletes in all of sports history, Williams has a lesson to teach us all this Black History...

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