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Is the commuter lounge enough?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Although I am a senior at Maryville College, I fall into many other categories as a student, including being both non-traditional and a commuter. The one issue that frequently occurs to me on campus is where one might find a place to take a nap. While the current campus enrollment is just under 1,200,  just over 25 percent of those students live off campus. This shows that almost 300 students must travel to campus and use the commuter lounge found on the third floor of Bartlett Hall but do not have access to a decent place to sleep. While all should have ideally gotten in their 8 hours of sleep the night before, cramming for an exam, general exhaustion or having to deal with a sick child are all possibilities to explain why a commuter student might not have...

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Golden Globes: Valuing Appearance Over Protest

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

The 2017 Golden Globes aired January 7 on NBC at 8 p.m. Unlike previous years, this year’s ceremony was taking place in a time where the patriarchy of Hollywood has seen many of its esteemed leaders, like Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen, take a very public fall from grace. Online movements such as #metoo, have drawn attention to the sexual harassment women and men in Hollywood have faced at the hands of these men in power. It seems like every day a new actor, writer or producer comes forward with a harrowing story of being victimized by a man in Hollywood whom the victim believed to be trustworthy. This year, in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement and survivors of sexual assault, actors and actresses wore black. Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross were among...

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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

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

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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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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