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A house divided: Maryville College’s Community Orchestra and Choir Spring Concert

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

In the months following Maryville College students’ return to campus after spring break, the members of both the Community Orchestra and Community Choir have been rehearsing for the spring concert. The theme of this concert is based on the Civil War, with both groups combining to play movements from “Those in Blue, Those in Gray,” written by John Purifoy, along with other songs of a similar style. The concert, titled “A House Divided,” took place on April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts. The orchestra began the concert by playing songs such as “American Salute” and “Tell My Father,” the later containing solo performances from the choir. After a brief intermission, both the orchestra and choir came together to play most of the movements from “Those in Blue, Those in Gray,” which told the...

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Unpredictable weather in Maryville and the world

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

Over the past few weeks, and even months, the weather in Maryville has been incredibly unpredictable. With fluctuating temperatures and an abundance of cloud cover, students are finding it difficult to dress comfortably for the day. For a week, students at Maryville could walk around in shorts and t-shirts and be perfectly comfortable, but the next week they would be bundled up in sweaters and jeans once again. This jump in temperature has even occurred over the course of about three days, going from 64 degrees down to 44 degrees in two days. The temperature then jumped right back up to 68 degrees the next day. There was even a week in February where the weather jumped up to about 80 degrees before dipping back down into the 50s. This has proved to cause some annoyance around campus with...

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Earth Day, KT WeekEND and KT Week: what to expect

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

This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday, April 22, and it will bring many outdoor activities both on campus and in numerous communities in the nation. Earth Day brings people together in order to both celebrate the resources we have and work to better the world in which we live. This year, Maryville College students and alumni will be given many chances do just that. Kin Takahashi weekend, or KT WeekEND, is an event that is hosted at Maryville College on Saturday, April 21. Alumni and current students come together on this weekend in order to work on outdoor projects and help fix things around the campus. They participate in activities such as cleaning the memorial garden, clearing paths in the college woods, building tables, picking weeds and planting flowers. The work is all done on a volunteer basis...

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Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus Building

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

Apple Park has been the headquarters for the Apple company since 1993 in Cupertino, California, recently making additions to an “Apple Campus.” This new campus was opened to the employees of the company in April of 2017 and boasted many new buildings. The project, which was delayed until 2013, cost the company around $5 billion dollars for all the buildings and materials used in the construction. The buildings were made with the intent of keeping employees inspired and to be energy efficient. “We’ve achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple in an article from “The campus will run entirely on renewable energy.” Most of the buildings have been made with entirely glass walls that allow the employees to look out into a large park. There is also an open...

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Celebrating Black History month with X-Night

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

waited to hear some amazing poetry. On the evening of February 21 the X-night — formerly known as poetry night — took place as part of the celebration of Black History Month. This was only one of many events in February for Black History Month, each celebrating the diversity and inclusivity at our school.   X-Night, formerly known as poetry night, was given a name change in honor of Xavier Sales, a Maryville College student who passed away suddenly on May 8, 2017. Xavier was a senior in the year of his passing, and the loss was a large blow to many fellow students and faculty members. He was a bright presence on campus, and all who knew him were pulled in by his warm spirit and energetic personality. The re-naming of this event, along with other tributes around...

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