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A tribute to Prince

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

“He was strange,” as my uncle described him. While many performers were caught up in the glitz and glam of 80’s pop, Prince somehow managed to mix R&B, funk, pop and rock and roll all harmoniously together. Add a short paragraph here about how we lost such an important icon. Bring up his death earlier on in the article saying when he died. Prince was a mastermind of music with the ability to play at least 27 instruments. Eric Clapton was once asked how it feels to be the world’s greatest guitar player, and he responded, “I don’t know, ask Prince.” The film titled Purple Rain which starred Prince was his first acting debut . The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and grossed a total of 80 million worldwide. As stated by Rolling Stone, “It’s impossible to imagine any of today’s modern pop stars playing a role like prince does.” Purple Rain followed the release of his album, also under the name of Purple Rain, which remained at Billboards number one for a solid 24 weeks. However, even though Prince was well known for his music, his influence as a sex symbol of the 80’s is undeniable. In a time where sexuality was repressed due to the fear and spike...

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Who am I?

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I am lying in your bed. You wake up and touch me. You are not entirely awake yet, but you dedicate your first moments of your day to me. Maybe you fall asleep again until I wake you up once more. You get up, you go to take a shower, brush your teeth and anything else you do to get ready for your day. You take me with you for breakfast. I am your companion, your personal assistant. As soon as you are wide awake, you can finally give me your full attention. I let you know who tried to get in touch with you, if there are any important e-mails or messages. I keep you current what your friends are doing and what is happening in the world; you might think that I am omniscient. You leave home, and your day begins. I like to be in touch with you. Sometimes I distract you a little; look out, don’t walk into that girl over there! I like to be around you. I can shield you when you place me in between your professor and yourself during classes. A study found out that you look at me on average 135 times per day. If you have a partner, it is more than likely that...

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Maryville College hosts annual “Earth Week”

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features, News | 0 comments

  Go green for one week – every year Maryville College organizes events for Earth Week during the week in which Earth Day, April 22, occurs. – This year, MC is hosting Earth Week for the sixth time. Adrienne Schwarte, associate professor of design and coordinator of sustainability studies minor, is co-coordinator of Earth Week at MC. Together, with Dr. Mark O’Gorman, professor of political science and coordinator of environmental studies program, and the Environmental Action Team she organized...

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MC seniors fundraise for the senior scholarship

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

It is a tradition at Maryville College for the senior class to band together and give something back to the College in the form of a senior gift. In years past, the senior class has raised money for a variety of things including Frisbee golf for the college woods, but unfortunately, the senior gift is not always a success. When Brittany Miller became the senior class president, she knew she wanted to get seniors excited about giving again. Some...

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Bad Pitches Only and Big Stix take home wins

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

With many rain delays taking part on scheduled games, the clouds parted just in time to kick off this season’s intramural softball games without a hitch. Teams made of friends, teammates and even random strangers formed in sight for the main prize: a free intramural softball championship shirt and eternal bragging rights. With the notice of one week before the beginning of the season, there was not much time to practice your ground balls or dingers. For Makayla Payne...

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Go and do good

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Can it really be the end of the year? Already? Have I really been at Maryville College for the last four years? These are the questions that have been circling in my head lately as the end of my senior year has come. I keep thinking that I need more time—there is more to learn, more to do and more to love. Eighteen years of my life were not spent in this place, yet now it is hard to...

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The Importance of Local Politics

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Feature Slider, News, Perspectives | 0 comments

There is a major election happening in the United States this year, and it is not the presidential election. The election is for the next Blount County Clerk which will be held on Aug. 4. A county clerk election may not be as thrilling as Donald Trump versus the world, but it is just as important. The local government plays a key role in how we function in our daily lives. Jackie Hill, the Democratic nominee for Blount County...

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#Unfinished: Lady Scots advance to semi-finals in USA South Tournament

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

In a historic season, the Lady Scots softball team traveled to Rocky Mount, NC for their first ever bid since moving to the USA South Conference. The scots climb for the most wins since 2007 resulted in a campaign that reached all the way to the semi-finals of the conference championship. As a result of their 25-17 mark in the regular season, the Lady Scots advanced to the tournament in their campaign titled #unfinished by inspiration from player Alexus...

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Senior Wills

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Graduating seniors leave their final reflections and legacies to the students and staff they leave behind as they begin the long and arduous journey of becoming real adults. Best of luck to all of you. Go make MC proud! I, Ariana Hansen, would like to will my comps study guide to Rachel Chestnut and my Maryville College design empire to whoever wants it. I, Claire Palmer, would like to will my collegiate sass and judgement to Halie Miller. I,...

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Scots baseball awaits NCAA bid

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in News, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College baseball team endured a heartbreaking loss in the USA South Tournament on Sunday against the Huntingdon College Hawks. The Hawks won in the first game of the day, 1-0, before running away with game two and a 9-8 win to claim the conference crown. Maryville Scots were down by one with the bases loaded in a ninth-inning rally, before a hard-hit fly ball to short left field tragically ended Maryville’s tournament run. All-American honors were given...

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