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2018 Blister in the Sun

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in News | 0 comments

                Maryville College’s annual Student Programming Board-hosted Blister in the Sun kicked off on May 5th and was a rollicking success for every extracurricular club on the Maryville College campus that participated. Blister in the Sun is aptly named after the 1983 alternative rock song, “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes. The song is reminiscent of a fun summer’s day and would remind listeners of the joys to be had during the season of summer. Similarly, what is arguably SPB’s most important event of the year reminds Maryville College students that summer is just around the corner, and to finish the semester out strong so that they can enjoy all the fun to be had over the summer. The main attraction to Blister in the Sun, beyond the free T-shirts,...

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Alumni Gym to receive sweeping renovation

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville College’s Alumni Gym will be receiving a much-needed renovation during the summer of 2018, with new fitness facilities and equipment finally making the building worthy of the term “Gymnasium.” The official announcement and reveal of the ground-plans and sketch for the new-and-improved Alumni Gym came on April 18 within the Alumni Gym itself. The plans for the new renovations outlined a new fitness space partitioned off by a glass wall and a redesign of the main floor of the gymnasium to facilitate various intramural sports. The area that will become partitioned off by glass will be located in what is currently the men’s baseball team locker room, with plans for a new locker room for the team also provided. The design for the renovation was provided by BarberMcMurry Architects, with Joseph Construction as the contractor, and Lawler-Wood functioning...

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Ball of Confusion: New developments in North Korea and the Syrian conflict

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

“Ball of Confusion” is a psychedelic soul single released by The Temptations in 1971, whose chorus says, “Ball of Confusion, that’s what the world is today.” This chorus may be truer today that it was in 1971, with recent events in the Korean Peninsula and Syria proving quite confusing indeed. At a historic summit in the waning days of April, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in the South, this being the first time that a North Korean leader has entered South Korea in around 65 years and discussed a treaty to finally end the Korean Armistice Agreement in favor of a formal peace treaty that will officially end the war. Also discussed was the (hopeful) eventual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, with a statement that Kim Jong-un signed reading: “South and...

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Maryville College to receive tuition increase

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Maryville College is set to receive a two percent tuition increase for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase comes after the Executive Committee of Maryville College’s Board of Directors elected to raise tuition for next year. The official memorandum sent out on Feb. 16 by President Bogart to students, faculty and staff cites, “We continually take measures to keep costs contained and minimize increases, but we also experience rising costs for outside goods and services.” I asked Bogart for more information regarding the tuition increase, and about the process by which the tuition was increased. “The Board approves the College budget every year,” he said. “Part of that approval process includes tuition and fees. The budget includes both revenues and expenditures, and the expectation is that the expenditures will not exceed revenues. The College staff prepares estimates of tuition...

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Meet the editors: Chandler Chastain

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

“The Highland Echo” has been in print for over a century, and has seen many editors throughout its storied history. Chandler Chastain is making her mark in Maryville College history and continuing to bear the torch lit by those who came before by editing the Sports and Features sections of the Echo. “I wanted to write for the Echo because I think it’s such a great opportunity,” Chastain said. “Seeing your work in print is something unique and hard to have outside of college, so working for this newspaper is a great way for me to take advantage of the opportunities that Maryville College had to offer.” Keen to capitalize on these opportunities, Chandler rose through the ranks of the Echo to become an editor her senior year. She also has experience writing in a variety of genres. “I...

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