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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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Athletic Awards reflect a great year at MC

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

It was a memorable night at the Maryville College Athletic Awards ceremony. The tone for the ceremony was set right away with the opening movie. “The beginning video is always great to see because it recaps every team’s season’s highlights. It sets the whole ceremony off on a good note.” said Mackenzie Yacsik, a sophomore student athlete at MC. The second movie that was presented featured in-action and still photographs of this year’s senior athletes. All MC student athletes were in attendance to cheer, clap, hoot and holler for our seniors. Every senior athlete received a classy framed, embroidered “M” that will likely soon garnish the walls of the offices of this year’s graduates. It was clear that the night was about celebrating MC’s senior athletes but there were hints of bitter-sweet emotions felt. A lot of student athletes...

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