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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

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

It was a big moment in hip-hop in April as the Kendrick Lamar, took home the Pulitzer Prize for music. Lamar has topped the charts with his new album, “DAMN,” but, even with its huge nominations, the album failed to take home the Grammy in January. The Pulitzer Prize began to recognize a category in music in 1943, but it wasn’t until 1997 that the prize was first awarded to jazz musicians. Lamar received the honor because of the complexity of his music and the way his voice moves through it. This creates a unique and dynamic sound. The 2017 album “merge[s] jazz fusion with some trap music,” as he put it in the song “Black Friday.” The album “DAMN” chronicles what Lamar went through before and after he became famous. With hit songs like “Loyalty,” “DNA” and “Humble,”...

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Maryville College Planting New Trees

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

Over the past few months, Maryville College has seen new trees being planted and old trees being cut down. There have  been new trees planted in front of Pearsons and Thaw Halls and in the campus woods. The reasoning behind it all is obvious, as Maryville has seen dangerous wind storms over the last two years that have caused some trees to not only fall but break in important places. Some trees also have been cracking at the limbs, causing a hazard for students walking on campus. To the Grounds Committee, the best way to keep the students safe is to do away with the old trees and replace them with new ones. Some of the trees that were in front of the dining hall were planted over 150 years ago and have served their lifespan well. Although, for...

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UT Basketball wins the SEC Regular Season Title

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

On Saturday March 3, 2018, The University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball team clinched the SEC title as co-champions. The last time that the Volunteers have clinched the conference regular season championship was in 2008 when they were assisted by great players such as Bobby Maze, Wayne Chism, J.P. Prince and Scotty Hopson. A decade has gone by, and the Volunteers have finally clinched another championship. Many fans across Vol nation have celebrated. “Students are excited, and it has been long anticipated,” said Duke Yates, a student on UT campus. “You see students wearing shirts, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing the orange and white.” The players seem to also be excited, and this championship gives them something to look forward to entering the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Jordan Bowden, a UT sophomore standout seems to think that everything is...

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Black History Month at Maryville College

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

 Maryville College has begun its annual black history month celebration to commemorate black excellence during the month. The month was started by a great author named Carter G. Woodson, who was born December 19, 1875 and died April 3, 1950. He was the second black man to receive a Ph.D. from a predominately white institution. Black History Month started in 1926 when he decided to celebrate “Negro History Week.” The week turned into a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Maryville College played an important role after the Civil War by allowing African Americans to attend the school. Maryville College was one of the only schools in the south to do so. Later, Jim Crow laws prohibited any African American people from being in...

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Home for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

Holidays in the Andrews-Willis family come with a lot of laughing, crying and many games. There are two big holidays that we come together and celebrate every year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother’s side of the family brings home at least 100 people for the holidays. Most of the time it is so huge that we have to rent out the church and have family dinner there. My family seems to just invade the whole city of Knoxville during these times. During Thanksgiving, everyone is in charge of something. My aunt is in charge of the collard greens. The queen of the household is in charge of the deviled eggs. My other aunt is in charge of the mac and cheese. As you can probably picture, this is supposed to be the best dinner of your natural born life,...

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