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Celebrating Black History month with X-Night

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

waited to hear some amazing poetry. On the evening of February 21 the X-night — formerly known as poetry night — took place as part of the celebration of Black History Month. This was only one of many events in February for Black History Month, each celebrating the diversity and inclusivity at our school.   X-Night, formerly known as poetry night, was given a name change in honor of Xavier Sales, a Maryville College student who passed away suddenly on May 8, 2017. Xavier was a senior in the year of his passing, and the loss was a large blow to many fellow students and faculty members. He was a bright presence on campus, and all who knew him were pulled in by his warm spirit and energetic personality. The re-naming of this event, along with other tributes around...

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The Fourth Wave: There should be no more witches

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Throughout history, gender issues and the patriarchal society in which we live have created conversation and social change. Fourth Wave is meant to address the issues and topics most pertinent to modern feminism. In today’s culture, with everything being posted on social media and talked about world-wide, women’s rights issues are unavoidable. Pieces from our past that have been brought forward coupled with rising tensions, have led to the fourth wave of feminism. This column will attempt to make sense of the never-ending and controversial discussions over feminism as well as the effect the long-running patriarchal culture has on everyday life. In honor of Women’s History Month, which lasts the entire month of March, I wanted to revisit a tragic and fascinating piece of history, the Salem Witch Trials. More importantly, I will focus on how we can learn...

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Recent student portrait exploration

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David Peters and Rachel E. Britt are currently enrolled in Advanced Digital Photography taught by Adrienne Schwarte, Professor of Art and Division Chair of the Fine Arts Department. This series was part of this class and is an attempt to capture the essence of the subject’s personality by exploring their expressions. Photos by Rachel E. Britt                         Photos by David Peters                ...

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The Womb Spooners to release album

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Womb Spooners is a local band featuring the up-and-coming artists Kate Lane, senior Liz Lane, and junior Hannah Wilson. The band defines their genre as folk-punk, and they describe their sound as “folk with angst lyrics and some dry humor.” They band was greatly inspired by bands such as AJJ, The Mountain Goats, They Might Be Giants and Fire and Frenzy. Originally under the name Special F, twins Liz Lane and Kate Lane began the band when they were in high school with another member. However, the band became just the twins before they added Wilson as a bassist a year ago. The band changed their name to Womb Spooners as a joking play on the song entitled “Dream Weaver” but chose to keep the name because of the memorability. Their first album is currently in the works and...

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That’s what she said: campus program on sexual harassment in the workplace

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“That’s what she said” is a phrase people often associate with the inappropriate sex talk of a middle schooler or immature friend. Yet, it sparks the question: what really is sexual harassment, and how do we identify, act on and eliminate it from our lives and workplaces? In light of the recent #MeToo movement and the themes of the recent school production of “9 to 5: The Musical,” the college had a sexual harassment seminar on Feb. 26 that was geared towards senior women preparing to enter the professional workplace setting. Aimed towards identifying and acting on sexual harassment, the attendees and professors involved came together to share thoughts, opinions and stances on sexual harassment and how to stop it. The theatre department’s spring musical, “9 to 5: The Musical,” was about three women in the late ‘70s stuck...

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Trevathan takes to the water once again

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features | 1 comment

Kim Trevathan, an Associate Professor of Writing Communications and faculty advisor of the Highland Echo, is heading off this month to have another adventure on the Tennessee River. Though this is not Trevathan’s first trip paddling the length of the great Tennessee River, this time does bring new challenges, as Trevathan will be paddling upstream and against the current the entire time. “It has been 20 years since I first paddled the length of the Tennessee River,” Trevathan said. “This trip will be an interesting exploration of how the river has changed and how I have changed.” These trips aren’t just an enjoyable pastime for Trevathan, they also provide content for his writing. As an experienced nature writer, Trevathan has authored three books that all revolve around his time on the water. A lot of that writing has documented...

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