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A Maryville Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

On Dec. 5 at 7p.m., the MC Division of Fine Arts will be hosting the performance of “A Maryville Christmas.” This is the second year that this performance will be put on by the entire Fine Arts Division. In previous years, each department in the division would put on their own separate performances, keeping the proceeds from those shows for their individual departments. But now, perhaps moved by the spirit of the holidays, the whole division works together to create one massive, festive celebration and splits the proceeds equally. The performance will consist of seven different Maryville College music ensembles including The MC Concert Choir, The MC Orchestra, The MC Community Chorus, The MC3Band, The Scottie Singers, The Highland Chorale and the MC Theatre Department. The concert will feature a mixture of classic Christmas carols and holiday favorites, as...

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Meet the editors: Allison Franklin

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

I feel it is a rarity that a reporter gets to enjoy his time with the person he is interviewing for an article. Such was the case with my interview with Allison Franklin, a senior here at Maryville College, and Editor-in-Chief of the Highland Echo newspaper. Allison hails from the quiet town of Rogersville, TN, which is where she spent all her childhood. “It is a beautiful place,” said Allison of her home town. “When I was growing up, I really liked it. I never thought I’d want to live anywhere else. It wasn’t until I came to college that I really realized how small it was, but that is part of the charm. I just love the historical aspect of the town.” Allison is pursuing her degree in History with a minor in Writing Communications here at Maryville...

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In a world such as this. . .

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

In a world such as this, in a time such as ours, we, the younger generation of American citizens, are faced with considering issues that are unlike the problems faced by our predecessors. A strong and tangible feeling of nervous angst is growing inside the minds of our young people. It can be heard between the words in our conversations and read between the lines in our writing. It can be felt in our silence when we consider—while impending thoughts of doom creep into our minds—things like Global Warming, over-population, mass-shootings and violent protests. On the forefront of our minds lately are thoughts of a baldness-denying, orange-skinned man as our supreme leader. We imagine him with his finger on the trigger waiting for some country to say the wrong words. We consider the economics of the future with little...

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Vice President and Dean of Students Dr. Melanie Tucker holds first fireside chat this semester

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

During the delicate times of the proposed New Deal and WWII, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated the first fireside chats. With the goal of opening a line of communication between the White House and the general population of our country, Roosevelt took to the radio to broadcast his first fireside chat in 1933.   This type of unaltered and direct communication between administration and population is free from the dangers of misquotation or misrepresentation. Roosevelt used this platform to discuss the issues of the times, and it was generally well received. The idea of the fireside chat has been re-created in both large and small platforms from political campaigns, to corporate keynote events to our very own campus. Dr. Melanie Tucker, Vice President and Dean of Students at Maryville College, held the first of what will become many fireside...

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NFL players doing it wrong

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

Social media has recently been flooded with videos of former NFL fans burning their jerseys. People are burning jerseys in reaction to the protests carried out by players of the NFL. With a large portion of players in the league either kneeling or waiting in the locker rooms during the national anthem, ratings have been dropping rapidly.          By now we’ve all heard the story about Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem last season. This year it wasn’t just a few players but entire teams that protested social injustice by waiting out the National Anthem in their locker rooms.       After last week’s trend of NFL team jersey burning, I wanted to know exactly what was happening. Could this be the end of the NFL as we know it? Or simply a fad that will pass...

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