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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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Glassblowing is making a comeback

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Glassblowing is an ancient art form that is making its comeback in the modern age. There are very few crafts that have been continually practiced for so long and the hot-glass resurgence is well underway. It’s alchemy and chemistry and sculpture all rolled into a fine art that produces beautiful creations. Luckily, this form of art hasn’t been lost to the ages, as it is still practiced at a few universities around the country. Glassblowers are artists who gather liquid molten glass at the end of a pipe and then manipulate the blob of glass with a slew of very primitive hand tools. When working with the molten glass, the artists must continually reheat their piece as the glass gets cold and stiffens up easily. Sometime artists will blow a bubble of air into the glass to obtain the...

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MC students raise money for St. Jude’s

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Up ‘til Dawn is a fundraising campaign designed to provide college students across America with a fun way to raise funds for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Junior Haleigh Smith is leading the charge to reinvigorate the school’s chapter of Up ‘til Dawn. Smith, the Executive Director of Up ‘til Dawn on MC’s campus, led a team of 25 MC students to raise over $3,000 through the campaign this year. The funds raised through our student’s efforts will benefit children and their families at St. Jude who are battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. “These funds will help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” said Anna Hensgens, a Senior Regional Development Representative...

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CCM still looking for students to volunteer in Gatlinburg this spring break

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

A group of Maryville College students will be traveling to Gatlinburg this spring break to help with ongoing restoration efforts after the fall fires. The group of volunteers will be led by Zane Dukes and is hosted by the Center for Campus Ministry. Dukes estimates the turn out to be relatively small for this community outreach event despite the college’s sizable number of current students from that region. “In the past we have always had a blast on trips like this one,” said Dukes, “We all pile into a van and crank up the tunes on our way to do good things.” According to Dukes past trips have included working with the homeless as well as participating in Habitat for Humanity builds. The volunteers will be assisting a local non-profit organization called Volunteer East Tennessee and will be tasked...

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