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Senior Wills

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I, Haley Saxon, will plenty of my sass to Kameron Graves, and if all possible, my Flex Dollars for endless coffee and Sour Patch Kids. I also will a little bit of my love for late night star gazing to Tabitha Edwards.   I, Alex Willard, would like to leave behind a challenge to constantly search for truth and to constantly grow your faith to all present and future MC students.   I, Emily Randles, would like to will my love and dedication to Concert Choir, Voices of Praise, InterVarsity, GCO, the Worship Night crew, and the faculty and staff in the music and education departments. I will numerous hours of practicing, working on thesis, attending various performances, and stressing out about juries to my fellow music majors.   I, Bethany Headrick, leave my formidable stress cleaning to Nicole...

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Anderson Hall and how it shaped my perspective

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

As I wind down on my penultimate semester at Maryville College, I realize how much I have enjoyed my time here. Attending this school has been fun. The time I have spent here has been short. I am a transfer student and only the latter half of my collegiate career has been spent here, but it has been fruitful. I have had a wealth of opportunities laid out before me that many would probably put first on top of the “fun things in college” list. This semester, I am preparing for my first trip out of the country this summer through study abroad. While I expect this to go in my top five of most fun experiences while attending Maryville, I can’t help but think of the joy I have had in the classroom. I am a nerd who,...

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Impoverished Politics: The first 100 and going forward

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

In the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the world has become a very different place. Not just here in the United States, but around the world. Rising right-wing populism from India to Turkey paired with the rising powers of executive office over other governmental branches suggests a scary trend of democracy receding in globally. Beyond that, spikes in hate crime, Islamophobia, as well as a resurgence of Nazism, and white nationalism eerily mimics ideologies which circulated Europe in the 1930s. Instead of targeting Jewish communities, Muslims and immigrants are the victims of discrimination, both in social spheres and directly through policy. Has Trump been normalized? After the administration’s Muslim Ban failed there seemed to be a lull in ridiculous policy until now again we are faced with senseless bombings, agitation of nations we’ve had dicey relationships with...

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A letter to my fellow seniors

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I remember all the good times I have had here: from roaming the college in the middle of the night to the friends I have met and been with since day one. I cannot seem to stop replaying all the memories that have happened on this campus.  It seems silly, but there are so many experiences that have happened here that I never would have thought I’d be lucky enough to experience, or unlucky enough. The memories that I’ve made will stick with all of us forever. Now, as I approach that stage, I can’t stop thinking about all of the chances I didn’t take, but also, all that I did. I can’t stop thinking about everything that I missed by not always being here. But, in the same way, it is more about the fact that Maryville College...

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This Much I Know Is True: Saying goodbye

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

In less than a week I will be done with my undergrad classes, forever. I thought I would be more excited, but actually I’m kind of sad. I’m doing everything I can to avoid thinking about actually graduating, but ultimately, I can’t slow it down. I’ve been trying to distract myself by running errands. Last week I went to target to find some graduation shoes and pick up some toiletries. I think I go to the Maryville Target at least twice a week and have been for the past 4 years, but my trip last week felt entirely different. I kind of panicked when I realized Savannah will have many targets with totally different layouts. Will I be able to quickly locate the dove body wash? Where will the accessories be? Can I find the same gel pens and...

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Bernie Sanders is not the future

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Perspectives | 2 comments

I am not a fan of Senator Bernie Sanders. The feeling of “ugh” that washes over me whenever I see him on my television screen is not new, but today it is much more pronounced. As I look at the current attempts to restructure the Democratic party, I wonder why Democrats are involving Sanders in this process. I didn’t always feel this way about Sanders. Initially, I was excited. I am a registered Democrat, but I liked the idea of an independent candidate who was projected to be further left than my party’s leaders. When he announced he was running on the Democratic ticket, it made sense. As someone who follows politics, I immediately began thinking about what his strategy must be. He knows he won’t win the primary, but he can cause enough of a fuss to force...

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