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A plight of perseverance

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“Throughout its history, Maryville College has held sincerely to the Christian belief in dignity, worth and freedom of all people and their equality before God, irrespective of wealth, race or color,” Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, Maryville College’s sixth president, quoted this phrase in his book “Maryville College: A History of 150 Years 1819-1969”. This phrase was part of an announcement released “in behalf of the Directors and Faculty by the President of Maryville College in August 1954” that, to Lloyd, seemed to embody the very foundation of Maryville College. According to Lloyd, given that Tennessee was not “a cotton raising or large plantation area,” Maryville’s African American population before the Civil War was not as large as that of some surrounding areas. Of the few African Americans living in the area, few had the means to attend college. Though...

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Mary Kay Sullivan becomes first female Chair of MC Board of Directors

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This fall, Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan became the nineteenth chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the first woman to ever hold the position. Sullivan’s interest in the college began at an early age and developed into over twenty-five years of service in various roles, ultimately leading to this recent honor. While electing the first female Board Chair is a milestone for MC, it did not occur to Sullivan that she would be making history until someone mentioned it to her after the election. Although she cannot explain why no other women were elected previously, she does not see this as an unusual or unpredictable occurrence at MC. “I think at Maryville College there have never really been barriers to achievement for people because of gender or race or whatever category we might think of,” said Sullivan....

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Scots Men’s basketball team starts hot: Emory ends streak

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The decorated Maryville Men’s Basketball program tipped off the 2016-2017 campaign with four straight wins. On Nov. 16, the Scots first game of the season and home opener against Centre College proved to be an early season test. A 14-0 first half run put the Orange and Garnet up by 4 at the break. Junior Guard Jaylen Bowyer led the Scots with 15 points, and Sophomore Guard Emanuelle Garcia led the Scots beyond the arch with 12 points from downtown. Up by only 3 with 10 minutes to play, Maryville went 6-of-8 from the charity stripe and were able to squeak out a 74-70 win against the visiting Colonels. On Nov. 19, the Scots traveled to Randolph College for another out-of-conference match-up. The Wildcats took an early advantage and led 31-16 with 5 minutes left in the first half....

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I Dream In Pixels: I’m tired of killing

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It was a few days before leaving for Thanksgiving break that I found myself lying in bed with my heartbeat thumping in my ear. Nothing was happening. I was alone, staring blankly at my roommate’s bed. But as has begun to happen with increased frequency, my anxiety had taken over my body, and it was all I could do to refrain from hyperventilating and potentially passing out. I wouldn’t pretend that the 2016 presidential election is solely responsible for the recent collapse of my mental health, but it has certainly done me no favors. Prior to Nov. 8, my anxieties were precariously stacked like some sort of cerebral “Jenga” game. I was in no way “fine,” but I was coping to the best of my ability. In some ways, I had begun to crawl out of the abyss, but...

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No more victims: Student life at Smoky Mountain Self-Defense

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The students of Smoky Mountain Self-Defense shuffled nervously as Roy “Hoot” Shields entered the training room, slapping a baseball bat against his open palm. Shields is the founder of Smoky Mountain Self-Defense as well as the head instructor, a martial arts master, and a former member of the U.S. Military and Federal Services. Shields raised the bat and slowly ambled through the room, pointing at students. “Eenie,” he said. The next student, “Meanie.” The next, “Miney.” Then, “Moe.” The act was a nod to a recent episode of the TV series, “The Walking Dead”. An unearthly hush fell over the room. For a single slice of time, breathing was almost inaudible. Someone subtly swallowed. Another person twitched, most likely involuntarily, then froze once more. “Not funny,” a woman in the back said. Shields laughed with the class and stopped...

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Holiday Decor Supported by Al Gore

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With the blissful memories created during the holidays comes a broad set of potential environmental issues. During the holidays, Americans tend to generate an increase in waste production. Studies have concluded an estimated 25 percent increase in household waste from Thanksgiving to New Years. There are possible ways to stay eco-friendly and still have fun through the Holidays. First, let’s address holiday lights. Always use LED lights instead of incandescent. For those who aren’t aware, LED lights consume as much as 90 percent less electricity than incandescent lights. After all, less energy consumption leads to a direct reduction in CO2 emissions. LED bulbs last longer than incandescent bulbs. EnvironmentalLights.com offers a great variety of lights, plus all of their bulbs are LED; furthermore, the company complies with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances. Specifically, no lead is used in the...

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