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Women’s Tennis Team falls to Lagrange 9-0

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Women’s Tennis Team faced off against the Lagrange College Panthers over Spring Break on March 26 in their first home match of the season. The Scots fell to the Panthers 9-0 on home court, in the second match against Lagrange of the season, this time for conference play. The women took to the courts for doubles play at 11:00 p.m. on that sunny spring morning. LaGrange took an early lead using the doubles to their advantage by taking all three courts. At no. 1 doubles, Jenna Eppes and Elizabeth Knott (LCW) defeated Savannah Bain and Carter Dickinson (MC) 8-0. At No. 3 doubles, Jia Lee and Carli Jones (LC) defeated McKennah Francis and Joyce Coling (MC) 8-3. At no. 2 doubles, Liz Minick and Denney Meigs (LC) defeated Katie Stephens and Tessa Wilcox (MC) 8-3. The...

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A Bill Signed with Love

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

In November of 2016, two Maryville College students participating in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s General Assembly (TISL) crafted a bill that is being considered by Tennessee state legislators. This bill, created by Molly Ridgeway ’18, TISL education lobbyist, and Joshua Anderson ’18, TISL senator, would advocate for the Tennessee State Board of education to implement American Sign Language curriculum as a course to satisfy foreign language requirements in Tennessee schools. What started off as a mock legislature exercise has turned into a real legislature opportunity of a lifetime created from intelligence, love and a strong need for the needs of the deaf community to be recognized. During the fall semester of 2016, MC TISL students looked to create and advocate for a bill in a mock legislature session. Over the course of the TISL assembly, the sign language...

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MC Tennis takes loss of 7-2, and 9-0 in season opener against LaGrange

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College men’s and women’s tennis teams both started their spring seasons by traveling to face-off against LaGrange College in Georgia on Saturday, March 4. Both of the Scots teams fell in their season opener with the men getting defeated 7-2 and the women were defeated 9-0. “It was definitely a tough match to open with,” said sophomore Charles (Boomer) Russell, “However, we plan to use this match as motivation to come back and play stronger against other teams.” The men’s team began strong in the doubles, winning two of the three courts. MC’s Daniel Silva and Marcos Herrero defeated LC’s Mitchell Corley and Will Thompson 8-6. Silva and Herrero played an exciting match filled with challenges as Silva was injured after hustling to return a ball. The No. 1 player continued out his doubles match, staking a...

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Riley Gaul indicted on 7 counts

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: The following article is an updated/corrected version of an article published in the print issue of The Highland Echo on Feb. 22, 2017. This article contains corrections to the original story that was published. Clarifications include that William Riley Gaul has been indicted by the State of Tennessee as the investigation and trial are still in process.   Riley Gaul, ex-Maryville College student and football player, is currently charged with shooting and killing 16-year-old ex-girlfriend Emma Walker. Gaul was released on a $1 million bond on Jan. 30, 2017. Following Gaul’s release, Jack Piepenbring, director of campus security, released a statement to the entire campus community via email. “He is required to wear an electronic GPS monitor and is on ‘home arrest.’ Mr. Gaul has been notified that he is not permitted on the Maryville College campus,”...

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Wildfires cause tragedy in East Tennessee

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Over the course of the past few weeks, Tennessee and surrounding states have been affected by numerous wildfires, threatening the lives and homes of citizens in the area. On Nov. 29, the wildfires became heightened as hurricane force winds began to carry flames further down from a fire that had started on the Chimney Tops trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What was already a difficult situation quickly escalated and became a nightmare as the town of Gatlinburg and the area of Sevierville became threatened by the flames. That night, the Gatlinburg Fire Department called a mandatory evacuation of all Gatlinburg residents. Fires quickly began to rage within resided communities in the mountains and made its way down into the tourist downtown area. This put many homes and businesses at risk. Firefighters worked hard to try to...

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