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SPB luau brought students together

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Kammannawannameetcha Luau is traditionally a freshman orientation event, but this year it was a bit different. Originally scheduled for Aug. 27, it was postponed as a result of the microburst that swept the Maryville area that evening. Instead, it took place on Sept. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m., and all classes were invited to come together to ring in the new school year beneath the twinkle lights. Each year, the luau is put on by the Student Programming Board (SPB). It is a Hawaiian-themed event in which students are encouraged to wear leis and enjoy dancing with new people. This year it took place at the McArthur Pavilion, near the college woods. The event was complete with a DJ, a photo booth and free Rita’s Italian ice. “We decided collectively what to offer … based on several factors, three of which are cost, practicality and appeal,” said Henry Daniels, SPB’s marketing committee chair. “Music and dancing was a must. We also provided free Rita’s Italian ice to elaborate on the luau island party theme.” Each of these features seemed to be a hit. Students from every class were out on the floor dancing, and a twerking contest took place during a particularly popular song. Props such as a coconut bra, a grass...

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Maryville College community reacts to severe weather

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

On the evening of Aug. 27, Maryville College’s campus experienced a severe thunderstorm. Extensive tree damage, flooding, wind damage and a prolonged power outage all resulted from the brief but treacherous storm. Minutes after the storm ended, students and faculty gathered outside to immediately began assessing the damage done to campus. While the school is thankful no one was hurt, the whole ordeal has encouraged students to stop and consider the implications inclement weather can cause. The idea of disastrous weather strikes discomfort in most, so the college’s storm plan is not a topic discussed regularly for students. Fire drills and building safety codes are maintained and kept in order, but it’s the rare and extreme cases of disastrous weather that leave students to react without immediate instruction. “We have a very detailed crisis management plan, with 25 protocols for different emergencies regarding any kind of crisis,” said chairman of the college’s Crisis Management Team Vandy Kemp. However, because the college has never experienced a severe windstorm such as this, there was no specific protocol to follow. “I immediately called other members of the team to confirm any reports of injuries or damage,” Kemp said. “We heavily relied on the support of our residence life staff doing ground checks on their buildings and reporting...

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Maryville College works for a more vet-friendly campus

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Were you aware that by attending Maryville College you’re attending one of the most Veteran friendly schools in Tennessee? Starting in 2013, with the formation of the Student Veteran Association, Maryville College has been making great strides to increase its support of Veterans and their transition back into society. Since the formation of the SVA, the college has continued to improve its status with veterans and the ease with which they fit in at the school. In 2015, it...

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Thaw Hall renovations keep the 94-year-old building safe for students

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Fencing is still up, and a crew is still working on Thaw Hall. Maryville College announced renovations over the summer break, but the work fell behind and ran on into the 2016 fall semester. Not many students knew the specifics behind the renovations. “The major focus of the renovation was to stop water from getting in the basement,” said Jeff Ingle, Vice President for Finance and Administration. “So you really won’t see a lot of the work that has...

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Faculty to perform recital on Sept. 30

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Friday Sept. 30, the Maryville College faculty will present a faculty recital at the Clayton Center’s Lambert Hall. Dr. Sheri Matascik, an associate professor of music, will be presenting this upcoming show. The show will feature steel-string, fingerstyle guitar solos that are of Matascik’s own composition. The performance will include selections from her first two CD’s, entitled “At the End of the Day”and “Spirit Wood.” Matascik has been a part of the Maryville College community since 1995 and...

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Football gets a great start to an exciting season

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

When the Maryville College Fighting Scots football team traveled to Mount Berry, Ga. on Sept. 3, they thought they would be leaving with a season opening victory. The Scots battled the Berry College Vikings for a grueling four quarters trying to achieve the aforementioned victory. The Scots lost 34 to 33. The game was riddled with fumbles and interceptions. There were also two missed extra point attempts and a missed field goal attempt from Maryville. The game did include...

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Nationwide clown issue reaches Maryville College campus

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Late at night on Thursday, Sept. 22, Maryville college students from Davis Hall reported a sighting of multiple individuals in masks outside their residence hall. Campus security received the call around midnight and immediately responded to the incident. The girls also reported it to the local authorities, but no report has been released. When campus security arrived the masked individuals in question had already disappeared. Campus Security reports that there were 4 to 5 unidentifiable people wearing masks ranging...

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Scots tennis falls to Montreat College in fall season opener

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

Both the men and women’s tennis teams traveled to Montreat College on Sept. 11 to begin their fall 2016 pre-season. With a scarce team, both teams fell to the Cavaliers in their opening match of the season. The men’s team fought hard against the Cavaliers, but lost 7-2 at the end of the day. Meanwhile the women lost 9-0. Junior Daniel Silva took the only singles win for the Scots, winning 6-1, 6-2 against David Garcia. Silva also won...

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Local elections worthy of your interest

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Local elections are important for several reasons, not least among them that they decide how policy and laws closest to home are decided on and where federal funding is allocated. In addition to choosing a president this year, voters in Tennessee will have the opportunity to decide who represents them on a state and local level this November. All across the state, there are several close elections that will decide which direction Tennessee will move in the future. Here...

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Let’s talk about religion and sexuality: An introduction

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 3 comments

Hello, I’m Logan. I’m a freshman here at Maryville College. I’d like to introduce a column on something not often covered, sexuality and religion. Our school is probably one of the most progressive on both of those fronts, but I feel as though there still isn’t enough acknowledgement for things that are outside the norm. For instance, sexuality and gender are much broader than people give those two words credit for. Allow me to get a bit more personal:...

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