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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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Maryville College professor runs for State House

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

Dr. Jay Clark, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Maryville College, recently launched his election campaign for state representative of the 8th district of Tennessee in the 2018 election. He is currently unopposed running on the Democratic party ticket while the Republican ticket already holds five people jockeying to be the candidate for their party. Clark held a small meeting in the Center for Campus Ministry at Maryville College on Thursday in which a few students and other supporters came out to meet him and learn his positions on various issues that a voter may deem important. In regards to healthcare, he supported Insure Tennessee, a bill which would’ve expanded healthcare to several thousand uninsured Tennesseans, which didn’t pass the state legislature. Clark says that healthcare should be a right for all Americans. In terms of education, he said that...

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Maryville College Golf Team is on par

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College golf team has had an excellent season this fall.  One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that golf teams very rarely play matches against other schools.  When matches between schools do occur, it’s usually just a friendly exhibition match. Tournament play is the only real competition during the golf season where scores matter, and it is far more important than any single exhibition. As far as the technical season goes, there are actually two. One season is in the fall, and one season is in the spring. Each season lasts about four months including practice and tournament play, and the most important part of the season is the practice and self-improvement of the golfers on any given team. As for Maryville College, our school fields a men’s golf team and, more recently, a women’s...

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‘Orange and Garnet Float Forever’ at the homecoming parade

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, News | 0 comments

  The Maryville College homecoming festivities seem to grow more boisterous with each passing year, and this one was certainly no different. From the Alpha Psi Omega (APO) “Ghost Tour” to the Homecoming Dance, the campus was certainly filled with an atmosphere of joy and fellowship with one’s fellow Scots. The highlight of the week, of course, was the big game against Methodist University, in which our football team won an impressive victory over the Monarchs. Preceding the game was the annual Homecoming Parade in which clubs and classes from all over Maryville College built floats and banners to foster school spirit right before the start of the game. Representatives from classes past led the parade in a cavalcade of classic automobiles, spreading cheer, memories and candy for all to enjoy. These were flanked by current Maryville College students,...

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Maryville College holds first ever SHARE Week

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

   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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