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Senior Spotlight: running their last race as Scots

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

As the fall semester comes to a close, fall athletes begin their inevitable last games, meets and matches. For underclassmen athletes, this is a time to begin a schedule with more free-time and less practice. However, for senior athletes it marks the last time they’ll represent the Scots in their sport. Maryville College’s cross country team has three seniors: Molly Ridgeway, Erin Dupes and myself, Chandler Chastain. All three girls have run for all four seasons. As the season comes to a close, the team will run their final race at NCAA DIII Regional Championships in Newport News, Virginia on Nov. 11. “I chose to run cross country because I have been running since I was six,” said Molly Ridgeway, an early childhood education major. “It’s been a good, long journey with the sport I love. It’s bittersweet that...

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Southern Circuit of Independent Films to be held at Clayton Center for the Arts

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

As part of an opportunity to bring new programs to Maryville College, the Clayton Center for the Arts is hosting the Southern Circuit of Independent Films for the 2017 season. This is a great opportunity for both the Maryville College and the Clayton Center, as it gives students and the community the chance to see films that are not shown anywhere else close to Maryville. The Southern Circuit of Independent Films is provided and coordinated by the South Arts group, a nonprofit Regional Arts Organization located in Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1975, South Arts was made “to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts,” according to the group’s website. The group’s mission statement stands to “strengthen the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national...

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Senior Spotlight: MC Cheerleading team shares their experience as senior student-athletes

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

Being a student athlete is no easy feat, especially at an institution as rigorous as Maryville College. To be a senior student athlete at MC is to show an extreme dedication to both academics and sports.     To Kayla Weakley, captain of the cheerleading team and four year team member, being an MC senior athlete is the best way to make an impact.     “I’ve grown so much through cheerleading. It’s been a part of me and made me into the person I am today,” Weakley said. “Someone’s always going to be looking up to you as a senior and as an athlete, and I think that’s a huge reason to be an athlete— to be a role model.”     Being an athlete from high school to college is a transition that can be difficult, yet rewarding. The responsibilities that come with...

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Shakespeare comes to MC

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

On Oct. 6, the Maryville College Theatre Department will open its new show, “Speak Low if You Speak Love.” Conceived and directed by Dr. Heather McMahon, the show is comprised of scenes and songs from Shakespeare’s popular plays “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With a strict timeline of only five weeks, McMahon said she knew that a traditional full-length play was not an option. “Taking on a full-length play this semester wouldn’t have worked, so I created a script that uses some of the best of Shakespeare’s best known plays: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream so that students get to work with the language and develop characters,” McMahon said. As with any production, rehearsal space is intricate and fosters the show, and with any Shakespeare production there is an extra added level of...

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Vienna Coffeehouse to host “College Coffee Night” to help students through finals week

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville’s own beloved Vienna Coffeehouse will be hosting a special night for its city’s college students. Understanding that the coffeehouse is often a sacred place for student study time because of its caffeine and quietness, on Sunday, May 14, Vienna will be dedicating the entire night to college students. Vienna be open until midnight, which usually closes at 2 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to the added hours, there will be a variety of featured activities. If you bring your own mug, there will be $2 bottomless coffee, and if you show your student ID you receive $1 off any drink. Vienna will also be having raffle prizes, featuring free coffee, gift cards and the grand prize of a Hario V60 Pour Over Set. Complimentary popcorn will be available as well. To give those attending a needed study break,...

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