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Meet the Editors: Destiny Ditmore

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

The “Highland Echo” only takes the finest in terms of quality for its staff, and our Photography Editor, Destiny Ditmore, is no exception. Ditmore hails from a small and picturesque town of Knoxville. “I’ve pretty much always grown up in this area,” she said. “I chose to come to Maryville College because my family moved out towards Lenoir City. I wanted to be closer to the mountains too.” Her job as the Photography Editor is one that requires skills in both the fields of photography and teaching the craft to writers who may not have experience with advanced cameras. “My job consists of editing pictures, distributing cameras to writers, making sure they know how to use the camera and making sure they post their photos and captions online.” As a fellow editor, I’ll confess that editing photos is beyond...

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Upcoming artist in residence: Chris Barnard

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Coming soon, creator Chris Barnard will be joining us as our annual artist in residence for a week. From April 23 to 26, there will be opportunities abounding to interact with Barnard as he works with a number of our students to create collaborative pieces ranging from portraits to collages. After speaking with Carl Gombert, Professor of Art at MC, it seems that Barnard hopes to focus on complicated race relations from the past, present and future that exist in east Tennessee Barnard himself is an artist and professor at Connecticut College who creates paintings that deal with political constructs or many of the complicated relationships that exist within society.  Whether it’s idealist depictions of landscape encompassed with underlying, contradictory American ideas, or spaces that also represent current social issues, Barnard’s works are truly thought-provoking while remaining visually captivating....

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Recent student portrait exploration

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

David Peters and Rachel E. Britt are currently enrolled in Advanced Digital Photography taught by Adrienne Schwarte, Professor of Art and Division Chair of the Fine Arts Department. This series was part of this class and is an attempt to capture the essence of the subject’s personality by exploring their expressions. Photos by Rachel E. Britt                         Photos by David Peters                ...

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MC Uplift and Get Down

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in News | 0 comments

With exams, essays, presentations and deadlines getting closer, tensions are high on campus. Students can fall into the trap of feeling like they cannot take a break, which can increase stress. Maryville College’s Uplift week, March 1-9, is a week of activities both on and off campus meant to give overwhelmed students a break from their studies. In hopes of turning Uplift Week into an exciting event this year, the Student Programming Board (SPB) is partnering with other clubs and organizations on campus to create a week full of activities to lift spirits as stress rises among students. All MC Uplift Week events are free to students with their Maryville College I.D. The week kicked off with Cosmic Bowling sponsored by SPB at Crest Bowling Lanes. SPB will also be hosting a Vienna takeover on open mic night, which...

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Student Life Photos

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments


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