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Missing women of Ciudad Juarez

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

South of El Paso, Texas, on the Rio Grande, is Ciudad Juarez. It is the second most populated binational city on the border of Texas and Mexico with 2.7 million people. Ciudad Juarez is known as the most dangerous city in the world. It has been fictionalized in movies, television and books dealing with cartel-related crimes. Despite its infamy, people live, work and raise families in Juarez. Since 1993, over 1500 young women have gone missing. These women, typically factory workers between the ages of 12 and 30, are taken while heading to or leaving from public transportation buses. While Juarez also has a high male homicide rate, the way these women are murdered sets them apart as gender based crimes. The bodies of over 800 of the missing women have been found in the city’s nearby deserts over...

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Meet the Editors: Rachel Britt

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

With constant charm and candidness, even at 9 a.m., the Echo’s graphics editor, Rachel Britt, is a shining example of what Maryville College has to offer. Born and raised in Maryville, Tenn., Britt chose to attend Maryville College as a Graphic Design major. Along with being an editor for the Echo, Britt is a dance captain for the Maryville College Dance Ensemble and a first soprano in the choir. Britt’s job requires her to design the layout of the newspaper before it is printed, and it is not easy. “The job is not strenuous long term, but for two days it is very very stressful,” she said. “You are having to design an eight-page paper in one day. I like to work on things a little at a time, and in one day that’s just not possible.” Despite the...

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Maryville College baseball team season recap

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Sports | 0 comments

With only two games left in the postseason, Maryville College’s baseball team has proven that their hard work has not gone unrewarded. The team’s senior members have been a part of more wins than any other class since the team’s founding in 1876. This season the team boasts a .290 batting average, which, compared to the all-time league average of between .260 and .275, is quite impressive. They are 26-8 overall and 10-8 in the conference. What does this mean for the team? They advance to the USA 2018 South Baseball Tournament which consists of the eight top teams in the conference. The tournament begins Wednesday, April 11, and ends on Saturday, April 14. Maryville College’s baseball team has yet to win the USA South Baseball Tournament since joining the conference in 2012.   Maryville will play Piedmont College,...

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The Other Room

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Friday, April 13, Maryville College senior Jennings Kelley, and Alpha Psi Omega, Maryville College’s Theatre Honors Society, opened their production of “The Other Room,” written by Ariadne Blayne, in the Haslam Family Flexible Theater. The play focuses on the mind of an autistic teenager, Austin, played by freshman Christopher Rodriguez, while he has an interaction with another student, Lily, played by freshman Haylee Wilson. On the right side of the stage on top of a large painted puzzle piece, were the ensemble of characters representing parts of Austin’s mind. Sporting glasses and a bow tie and representing logic was Donovan, played by freshman Blake Shepard. Representing the more romantic logic was Christian, played by sophomore PJ Donovan. The two would wildly debate on stage while the larger-than-life Cameron Freshour played the enthusiastic intrinsically focused part of Austin’s mind....

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Spring cleaning tips and tricks

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

With March 21 marking the first day of spring, and mandatory health and safeties forcing students to do their monthly deep clean, the time for re-organization and new beginnings is here. Maybe you have been maintaining Martha Stewart levels of mess-free living, maybe your space looks like Residence Life has you rooming with the Tasmanian Devil or maybe you are the Tasmanian Devil. Regardless of your room’s current state, spring cleaning can be a fun and refreshing way to add order to your life.The big question is: Where do you start? You can start anywhere! The trick is to avoid getting distracted. If you want to clear your desk first, don’t start organizing your closet halfway through. If you have problems keeping yourself on task, set a timer! If you give yourself 15 minutes to complete each part of...

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