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Scots men’s basketball awaits USA south seeding

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Men’s Basketball team (19-5, 9-4) won three straight home USA South Conference games against Piedmont, Ferrum, and Covenant. The hot streak comes at a good time, as the Scots will soon begin post-season play. Maryville’s win streak capped an undefeated 2016-2017 campaign inside of historic Boydson Baird Gymnasium, with a record of 11-0 home record. On Feb. 8, Piedmont College (14-10, 8-5) visited Maryville College. A productive night on the offensive end of the floor resulted in an 84-68 Maryville win over the Lions. The Scots made 31-of-63 attempts, shooting 49.2% from the floor, and made 16-of-24 attempts for 66.7% from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Joshua Brooks led the way for the Scots with a career-high night. Brooks led Maryville in scoring with 21 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the charity...

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Sophomore Alexus Murray leads Lady Scots into 2017 season

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Softball team’s 2015-2016 campaign was one of the most successful years in recent history. The Lady Scots finished 25-17 and captured their first winning record since joining the USA South Conference in 2012. Much of that success can be accredited to the 2015 freshman class—now sophomores. One of those sophomores is Alexus Murray. Murray had an outstanding year on the diamond for the Lady Scots. She finished ranked third in the NCAA DIII in At-Bats with 144, third in hits with 58, sixth in the nation with 13 doubles, seventh in the nation with 3 triples, eighth in the nation with 36 RBIs. Murray had a Batting Average of .403, an on base percentage of .427, and a slugging percentage of .556, all of which ranked in the top-30 of the NCAA DIII. Murray was also...

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MC Dems move forward after 2017 election

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Led by an executive board of members consisting of President Will Winters, Vice President Nick Peterson, Program and Activities Director Kalyn Carpenter and Communications Director Hannah Young, the Maryville College Democrats (MC Dems) are moving forward with the initiative to make politics more accessible for a greater array of people and to give back to the community in a way representative of the Democratic party’s ideology. “There’s a misconception that you have to be a big political buff to join,” said Carpenter of the impression non-club members have of the organization. But no expert knowledge of politics is necessary to become a part of the organization. What the club is looking for are people who have opinions about the government that they would like to express, people who would like to take action and people who would like to...

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College Responds to Executive order on Immigration and Travel

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

President Trump’s travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries is working its way through the court system. Shortly after the executive order was made Maryville College President Tom Bogart sent out a memorandum to the college community responding to the ban. The memorandum calls for an immediate end to the order and reasons that the travel ban could have an impact on both incoming and outgoing international students and study abroad programs (though Maryville College currently does not enroll any international students from countries affected by the current ban). The memorandum serves to reinforce the ideals of Maryville College as well as show the community that the college stands with other institutions, such as the Association of American Universities, in promoting international education and study abroad programs. past when it affected the ability of the college to carry out its...

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Black History Month at MC

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

In honor of Black History Month, Maryville College’s Black Student Alliance hosts various events each February. Following tradition, BSA held several of its annual events again this year. To kick off the month BSA hosted an African Dance Class on Feb. 2 in Bartlett 102. During the class international student Claudia Pires taught students how to dance a couple of traditional African dances. On Feb. 9 BSA hosted its annual Apollo Night which invited students to perform for a competition in Lambert Recital Hall. This year six acts performed; four of those were singing acts and two were dances. Three winners were chosen by a panel of judges. On Feb. 16 BSA hosted another annual event, Poetry Night, which invited students to read poetry in an open mic style setting before watching the performance of guest poet Jasmine Mans....

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MC’s Black Student Alliance is a safe haven for students of color

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Maryville College’s Black Student Alliance started as an African American support group and has become the storefront of diversity on Maryville College’s campus. The BSA has branched out to become one of the most active organizations on this campus and in this community. Among the other minority groups on campus, BSA has remained the longest-running organization on Maryville College’s campus. Advisor, Larry Ervin, the Director of Multicultural Affairs and of Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, has been employed at Maryville College since 1991. “When I first started out working here, I was just a member of the group. I didn’t become the advisor until 1995,” Ervin said. BSA used to be a group where students of all colors could come together and talk about different social and political issues and try to bring awareness to those issues by way...

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