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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 Macworld.com. “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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The 2018 Oscars Follow-Up

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

Stars rolled up to the red carpet on March 4 for the 90th annual Oscars with all the glitz and glamour associated with the famous awards show. The night began with an introduction from second-time host Jimmy Kimmel with comedic jokes that highlighted important issues in the film industry such as women’s rights, harassment in the industry and Hollywood being more inclusive of minorities. Throughout the night, there were also a few videos that showcased important issues and memories, such as a look back through 90 years of movies, a video calling attention to the Time’s Up and #Me Too movements, and the annual “In Memoriam” video in remembrance of those who had died in the industry over the past year.   In between awards, there were also a number of performances of songs up for the best original...

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2018 Oscars Preview

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

With the Oscars looming less than a month away, many fans are anxiously waiting to see which movies, actors, actresses and directors will be taking home the awards. The 90th Oscars will be airing live from Hollywood on March 4, 2018 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for a second year. The nominations for this year’s Oscars were released on January 23, and many people were shocked by some of the results. In the category for Best Picture, these nine films have been nominated: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” These five animated films have been nominated this year: “The Boss Baby,” “The Breadwinner,” “Coco,” “Ferdinand,” and “Loving Vincent.”...

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