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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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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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Donald Trump’s first year

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The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has been in office for nearly a year. His time in office has been faced with much adversity from both sides of the aisle, in a time when political tensions in America appear to be at an all time high, at least in recent memory. President Trump entered office following a brutal and divisive 2016 election, which ended with his winning the White House and Republicans continuing to have majorities in both houses of Congress. Though tensions have been high in American politics, it is important to take a step back from the sensationalism of the daily news cycle and quick posts on social media and, instead, evaluate this President and his Administration based on substantive policy achievements that have occurred in the last 10 months. I will admit...

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The Trump Era: one year in

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I’ve always been intensely patriotic. Growing up, I would sing “This Land is Your Land” and “God Bless the USA” at the top of my lungs. I’ve always loved the American values of opportunity, liberty, justice and equality. It’s the idea of the American Dream where anyone could achieve their dreams through persistence and hard work. I loved that the United States was a place that everyone wanted to come to to seek a better life and better opportunities. I loved the melting pot analogy that was used in every one of my grade school American history classes. Because of this, I couldn’t help but be appalled at 4 a.m. on Nov. 9 2016, as it was confirmed that Donald Trump—the antithesis of these American values—won the Electoral College vote. Some provocative late-night tweets and over 49 executive orders...

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MC finals survival guide

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

It is that time of year again. . . dun dun na du. Maryville College Finals week. The week that could make or break your semester in just two hours of testing. Many students take this week to bulk up on their caffeine intake and save the Netflix binge watching for the week after. Some just continue with their everyday schedules. Others can skip the whole finals week altogether. There are those professors who just don’t believe in finals, and we salute you. Whatever the case may be, here is a quick MC finals survival guide to keep you afloat this testing season.   Do take breaks. If it’s a final project you are working on, take a break. If you have been studying for over three hours, take a break. Do go to finals breakfast. Finals breakfast is...

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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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