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Seniors enjoy 100 Days Celebration

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in News | 0 comments

In Maryville College tradition, the spring semester is filled with many ceremonies and celebrated customs. From the Robert Burns Dinner to Spring Fling to the Senior Athlete Award Ceremony, spring semester on Maryville’s campus is full of activities and formalities that students have come to expect and enjoy. One such spring celebration is the 100 Days Until Graduation ceremony. An earned, special treat for the senior class, each February, the college invites all graduating seniors to a toast in honor of their last 100 days as students. It is an intimate and bittersweet occasion, often the first glimpse that change is right around the corner for many seniors. “I remember when I was a freshman and I watched my cousin, Ashlyn Kittrell ‘15,  attend 100 Days with all of her friends,” said Erin Dupes, senior.  “I thought to myself...

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On-campus 5k: a cold way to start your new year

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

What a better way to start off the school year than with a freezing race through the Maryville College woods? While there are far warmer and more comfortable ways to spend a Sunday afternoon, several Maryville College students and faculty choose to brave the cold and lace up their running shoes. On Sunday, Jan. 14 the Knoxville Track Club hosted their kickoff for their Trail Racing Series in the Maryville College woods. Brisk temperatures of less than 30 degrees with an even colder wind chill threatened low entry numbers, but the Wanderer’s Trail Race still had a good turnout of 193 runners. Winding around the school’s trails and fields, the 5k consisted of frozen patches of mud, iced-over bridges and plenty of runny noses as the runners made their way from start to finish. Erin Dupes, a senior cross...

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Hometown hike: coming back to your first landscape

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

“You can’t go home again” is a phrase not often associated with the commercial, feel- good of the holidays, and for good reason. Why sell the idea that it’s hard to leave a place and come back, only to see it changed or unchanged? I think the idea of coming home is so hard to understand because it’s unique to each person’s experience. To some, it’s tied to memories, family or friends. For me, it’s tied to landscape. This past Thanksgiving, I went home again and experienced the landscape around which I grew up. This time, though, I experienced it as a blend of both new and of memory. My hometown is Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and I go back during the holidays to enjoy good food, family and friends. Each time I come home, stores have come and gone,...

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Men’s soccer team wins USA South All Sportsmanship Award

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

One of the season-ending traditions of the USA South Conference is the presentation of the All Sportsmanship Award. Athletes of the conference vote for the team they believe showed the best sportsmanship throughout the length of the season. The 2017 Maryville College men’s soccer team won the award this year through their combined sportsmanship efforts on and off the field. The award was created in 2004 after the USA South Student Athlete Advisory Committee decided that one of the key values of DIII athletics is sportsmanship and felt that an award should be given each year. At the end of the school year, USA South will present the overall Sportsmanship Trophy to the institution with the most combined sportsmanship awards. The USA South Conference not only dedicates itself to helping students academically, but also strive to “promote good sportsmanship,...

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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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