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Perspectives on Scholarship

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

This article was written by The Keepers. What is the Maryville College Covenant? “As an academic mentor, the covenant is a part of my everyday life,” said Brinley Knowles Class of 2020. Whether I am leading a group study or working in Cooper Success Center, it has to do with the way I help the people that I help… It (the Maryville College Covenant) is one of the big reasons that I chose this school. I knew it would make the students here different, and I could tell that when I came on this campus.” The Keepers of the Covenant seek to promote awareness and conversation in regards to the covenant and its three tenants: Scholarship, Respect and Integrity. Through internal dialog (on a personal and community level), we hope to ensure that we are aware of and living...

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Meet the editors: Chandler Chastain

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“The Highland Echo” has been in print for over a century, and has seen many editors throughout its storied history. Chandler Chastain is making her mark in Maryville College history and continuing to bear the torch lit by those who came before by editing the Sports and Features sections of the Echo. “I wanted to write for the Echo because I think it’s such a great opportunity,” Chastain said. “Seeing your work in print is something unique and hard to have outside of college, so working for this newspaper is a great way for me to take advantage of the opportunities that Maryville College had to offer.” Keen to capitalize on these opportunities, Chandler rose through the ranks of the Echo to become an editor her senior year. She also has experience writing in a variety of genres. “I...

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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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Four graphic design seniors present theses on Friday Dec. 8

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Features | 0 comments

On Dec. 8, Kelsey Hanko, Emily Fitzpatrick, Alicia Yarlet, and myself will present our senior theses. Each of us have worked hard these past two semesters to put together some interesting pieces of design work. The showcase will be located in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and the William “Ed” Harmon Gallery in the Clayton Center for the Arts. There will be a reception to follow with all the essential “art gallery food and drink.” The gallery space will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the artwork will be displayed until Dec. 15. Yes, each of us are design majors, but we use our different styles to bring you artwork of all kinds. Kelsey Hanko built a visual identity for a sustainable art shop called “The Sustainable Artist.” “The Sustainable Artist” is an art store that strives...

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New Mural on Court Street

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

A new mural of comic book superheroes has been painted on a wall directly across the street from campus at the comic book shop The Golden Age, 1942. At the foreground, the mural features several superheroes from different comics, many of which are easily recognizable. The background is a landscape with fields, mountains and a big blue sky. All in all, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about it except for the fact that it is new. Some people have stated their displeasure over the addition with the argument that it is disrespectful to the veteran’s memorial across the way or that it doesn’t belong and isn’t fitting for the area. Rachel Resciniti, a senior at Maryville College, thinks otherwise. “I think it adds some much needed color to the area and will help to attract customers to a...

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The Golden Age?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

The 20-minute walk from Beeson Village to downtown Maryville is an uneventful stretch made    tolerable by the occasional greetings of friends passing by and the catcalls of strangers shouted from grimy truck windows. I pick up trash as I go, challenging myself to find more than enough to hold in  a hand. I make my own excitement by seeing if I can    sneak my findings into someone’s recycling bin before someone calls me out on it. The first 10 minutes of this journey are made more interesting by the bright splashes of color that pop out once you clear the residential area near the college. The exterior wall of “The Golden Age” that keeps the building level in this hilly hell of a small town now presents the images of various heroes from the ‘50s, the poster...

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