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Miles to go before I sleep: a reflection of the 2017 cross country season

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

Cross country takes place at an interesting time of year. We begin our season by running with minimal clothing and conclude our season in layers. “Season” is an interesting term in the running community. Traditionally, winter is the indoor track season, followed by outdoor track in the spring. Because Maryville College does not have a track team, spring means speed to prepare the runner for the next six months. Summer means heavy mileage for building the stamina and endurance to make us faster than before. At last, fall arrives. Cross country season is here. With the joys of longer runs to zone out, the cross-country athlete must also endure sustained fast-pace miles embedded in interval and tempo workouts. Like all sports, cross country athletes spend time conditioning, which takes its form in both running and weight training. Six days...

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Honoring Campus Veterans: Ted Higgs

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

 You may have seen him in the halls and classrooms of Anderson Hall. Ted Higgs, Adjunct Instructor of English and Latin, has had a language and education career that started 1967 and still isn’t over. He says he has retired at least three times. He is proficient in several languages and has three master’s degrees: one in English, one in Latin and one in . Higgs taught at the US Military Academy at West Point, the University of Maryland’s European Division and most recently at the University of Kentucky. Three years ago, he moved to Maryville and began teaching at Maryville College. Here, he initiated the Latin program and has worked with the veterans’ center on campus since his arrival at the college. He currently serves as the director of the Military Student Center. Just made PFC – Private...

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Slightly culture shocked, mostly amused

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

I am an International Student from The Netherlands (also known as Dutchie,) and I am only here for one semester. During my time here in the United States, I have noticed several cultural aspects that are very different to those I am used to. Some of the differences might even seem silly when you think of it. Through this piece, I am not trying to create an ‘’us vs them’’ approach. I feel very pleased, happy and blessed to be here. It is very different from home though, and I would like to share my perspective about things.  The differences between the Netherlands and the United States are huge. One of the very first differences that I noticed during my stay in the United States was the opposing ways that Facebook is viewed here versus in the Netherlands. For...

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Meet the editors: Adam Brown

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

Adam Brown, sometimes called Dave, but not necessarily Dave Brown, is a sophomore at Maryville College. He hails from a little town in Tennessee that you may have heard of: Knoxville. He grew up like many millennial men: in a middle class home that was in the image of the American Dream. However, while his upbringing is just like many others in America, there is no one that is like Adam Brown. I’ve had to describe him to people before and found it’s easiest to just say, “Adam, well he’s Adam.” Adam is known in many circles as the man with advice. Whether or not that advice is solicited is on a case by case basis, however. He has been described to me as a sort of enigma. It was my job to decrypt that enigma in the interview...

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Keepers of The Covenant to unveil new project

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

On the evening of Nov. 13, 2017, senior Grace Plemmons began conducting interviews by the Covenant Stone on campus, supervised by Dr. Jesse Smith, lecturer in Mathematics, and filmed by both sophomore Ryan Lay and multimedia communications specialist Jacob Haskew. This marked the beginning of the new project on campus revolving around the Maryville College Covenant. This project seeks to investigate what the covenant means to people who live it every day. The Keepers of the Covenant organization was started on Oct. 20, 2000 under MC President Gerald Gibson. Every year since, there have been eight student members, three staff and three faculty members who are deemed as “Keepers of the Covenant.” If you’ve ever been to a Covenant Ceremony you can thank the Keepers for organizing it, as well as developing the “Spirit of the Covenant Awards.” Starting...

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“Stranger Things 2” review

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

If you haven’t binged watched “Stranger Things 2,” get out your laptop and press play because this season brings greater threats, new characters and love triangles that will bring out your inner teen girl. Hawkins, Indiana has become a spot for “strange” things to happen. In the first season, we experienced a young girl with telekinetic abilities and a Demogorgan that attacked when it smelled blood. Talk about an interesting week for this town. The new characters we get are Max and Billy, stepsiblings who hate each other, Bob Newby, Joyce’s boyfriend, and Dr. Owens. Max is the super cool, video game girl that just moved from California. She beats Dustin’s high score on the video game, which was cool because it broke traditional stereotypes of girls not being into that kind of stuff. Hats off to the producers...

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