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Springtime in the Smokies

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

On Feb. 18 Mountain Challenge hosted an open hike to Spruce Flat Falls. Students hiked a two mile round trip to view the breathtaking falls and embrace the changing of the seasons. This spring Mountain Challenge will be hosting various events both on and off campus such as open hikes and Camp 4. To stay updated on upcoming events hosted by Mountain Challenge like them on Facebook or visit...

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Black History Month at MC

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

In honor of Black History Month, Maryville College’s Black Student Alliance hosts various events each February. Following tradition, BSA held several of its annual events again this year. To kick off the month BSA hosted an African Dance Class on Feb. 2 in Bartlett 102. During the class international student Claudia Pires taught students how to dance a couple of traditional African dances. On Feb. 9 BSA hosted its annual Apollo Night which invited students to perform for a competition in Lambert Recital Hall. This year six acts performed; four of those were singing acts and two were dances. Three winners were chosen by a panel of judges. On Feb. 16 BSA hosted another annual event, Poetry Night, which invited students to read poetry in an open mic style setting before watching the performance of guest poet Jasmine Mans....

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Maryville College hit with vandalism once again

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in News | 13 comments

Following this weekend’s incidents of vandalism on campus, the campus has been hit once again. As students went to breakfast this morning, they were struck with shock upon entering Pearsons Hall. Some time between dinner time on Oct. 16 and breakfast time on Oct. 17, the entire span of sidewalk in front of the dining hall was spray-painted to read “#F[***] TRUMP BLACK LIVES MATTER.” Between Oct. 14- Oct. 17, there have been at least three different incidents of vandalism on campus – each with black spray paint. While the defacing of the Covenant Stone is probably the most disrespectful to the college, this incident of both using profanity and painting on such a large scale is quite a shock to the college. [UPDATE] Vice President of Maryville College and Dean of Students Vandy Kemp has sent a memo to...

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Unknown suspect vandalizes beloved Covenant Stone

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in News | 2 comments

On the weekend of Oct. 15, during Maryville College’s fall break, students staying on campus noticed multiple accounts of vandalism. The Covenant Stone which reads “Scholarship Respect Integrity” is representative of the college and its standards. Each fall the college hosts an annual ceremony where first-year students are invited to touch the stone and commit to upholding the values of the college. It appears the stone has been spray-painted with black paint. In addition references to Donald Trump have been painted on at least one of MC’s banners. Updates will be posted as the Highland Echo learns more of this...

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PSA makes strides in combatting racism on MC campus

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in News | 0 comments

This year has encompassed negativity on a great scale. With issues of the mistreatment of minorities, many are left wondering what the best ways to be supportive are. The Progressive Student Alliance has put a plan into action to help inform students on campus of ways to be a positive influence and an ally to people of color. “This fall semester we’re going to do a monthly series on racial justice and specifically how white people can be better allies to people of color,” said Virginia Johnson, PSA president. The PSA is an organization that originally started on campus as The Green Party. Johnson explained that the group changed their name in hopes of becoming a more inclusive group. While the group was originally tied to a specific political party, they are now more focused on activism. The group’s...

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