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Maryville College sends TISL representatives

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) has been one of Maryville College’s up-and-coming annual events. Students participate in Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3),  the Legislature, Lobbying, and media, where they compete with colleges and universities from all across Tennessee. Maryville’s AMC3 team included students Jacob Williams, Ciara Humphrey, Beau Branton and Carson Clark. The legislature participants were Josh Anderson as Chief Clerk of Senate and Tristan Leslie as a Senator. I was the lobbying CEO for the Disability and Diversity firm. Nichole Kitts was involved in Media. “Law is something that’s always been interesting to me as a potential career choice, so I decided it’d be worth it to see if it was still something I was interested in after doing a ‘trial run,’” Ciara Humphrey said. TISL is a good way to find out whether or not you...

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Hometown hike: coming back to your first landscape

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

“You can’t go home again” is a phrase not often associated with the commercial, feel- good of the holidays, and for good reason. Why sell the idea that it’s hard to leave a place and come back, only to see it changed or unchanged? I think the idea of coming home is so hard to understand because it’s unique to each person’s experience. To some, it’s tied to memories, family or friends. For me, it’s tied to landscape. This past Thanksgiving, I went home again and experienced the landscape around which I grew up. This time, though, I experienced it as a blend of both new and of memory. My hometown is Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and I go back during the holidays to enjoy good food, family and friends. Each time I come home, stores have come and gone,...

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Bittersweet Goodbyes

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

In the coming days, Maryville College will say goodbye to two of its sweetest staff. After years of service to this acclaimed academic institution, both Ms. Mary Anne Frost, the administrative assistant for the division of behavioral sciences, and Mrs. Carolyn Potter, the administrative assistant for the division of humanities, are retiring. These ladies  are undeniably so much more than their long titles afford. First, I visited Mrs. Carolyn Potter and, while she was obviously busy, she had no hesitation in meeting with me. Her calm Aussie accent added to a soothing presence that has happily provided counsel to students and colleagues alike in past years. There was also an apparent uniqueness within the woman, and soon it was clear that her kind exterior was not the only characteristic deserving recognition. Potter is also one of the most multifaceted...

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Men’s soccer team wins USA South All Sportsmanship Award

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

One of the season-ending traditions of the USA South Conference is the presentation of the All Sportsmanship Award. Athletes of the conference vote for the team they believe showed the best sportsmanship throughout the length of the season. The 2017 Maryville College men’s soccer team won the award this year through their combined sportsmanship efforts on and off the field. The award was created in 2004 after the USA South Student Athlete Advisory Committee decided that one of the key values of DIII athletics is sportsmanship and felt that an award should be given each year. At the end of the school year, USA South will present the overall Sportsmanship Trophy to the institution with the most combined sportsmanship awards. The USA South Conference not only dedicates itself to helping students academically, but also strive to “promote good sportsmanship,...

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A Maryville Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

On Dec. 5 at 7p.m., the MC Division of Fine Arts will be hosting the performance of “A Maryville Christmas.” This is the second year that this performance will be put on by the entire Fine Arts Division. In previous years, each department in the division would put on their own separate performances, keeping the proceeds from those shows for their individual departments. But now, perhaps moved by the spirit of the holidays, the whole division works together to create one massive, festive celebration and splits the proceeds equally. The performance will consist of seven different Maryville College music ensembles including The MC Concert Choir, The MC Orchestra, The MC Community Chorus, The MC3Band, The Scottie Singers, The Highland Chorale and the MC Theatre Department. The concert will feature a mixture of classic Christmas carols and holiday favorites, as...

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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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