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MC student studied abroad as a freshman

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

   Standing on the slippery stone, I looked across the ocean. The wind was harsh and cutting. The sky was bright, clear and blue. I could see for miles. From where I was, Scotland was in the distance.     A plethora of rolling hills peaked out of the spray of the sea. The ocean crashed against the strangely shaped rocks. A seagull picked at its feathers. The waves lapped, shaping and eroding the honeycombed shaped rocks. I stood in awe...

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Scots crush the Pride of Greensboro

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

 The Scots football team crushed Greensboro College, home of the Pride on Saturday, Sept. 30 with an impressive score of 48-6.     Maryville is now 3-2, while the Pride is ranked 1-3. Greensboro College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, which is the third largest city in the state.     After their 10 point loss to N.C. Wesleyan on Sept. 23, the Scots stepped up their game during the first quarter against the Pride. Within the first five minutes of the...

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Senior Spotlight: MC Cheerleading team shares their experience as senior student-athletes

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

Being a student athlete is no easy feat, especially at an institution as rigorous as Maryville College. To be a senior student athlete at MC is to show an extreme dedication to both academics and sports.     To Kayla Weakley, captain of the cheerleading team and four year team member, being an MC senior athlete is the best way to make an impact.     “I’ve grown so much through cheerleading. It’s been a part of me and made me into the...

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Fall activities in the Maryville community

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Summer has ended, and cool weather is settling into East Tennessee. The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall, and Halloween decorations are starting to make an appearance again. For almost everyone this means two things:  it’s time to start bringing out the warm clothes again, and it’s time to find some more season-appropriate activities.      Swimming, sunbathing and fishing are all well and good summer fun, but now it’s getting to the point where it’s too cold to...

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MC student interns at Lil Uzi Vert concert

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

On Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m., I was honored to have been invited to work at the Lil Uzi Vert concert. The night was intense, and the crowd anxiously waited for the platinum-selling artist to come and perform his signature songs. Lil Uzi Vert is one of the most influential rappers in the culture today. He is known by some of his most popular songs such as “XO Tour Life,” “Money Longer,” “Too Much Sauce” and much more. The...

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Changes to Title IX under “Burden of Proof” standards

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

On September 22, the Department of Education (DE) headed by Betsy Devos, released a statement that announced that the Department would be rescinding Obama era changes to Title IX. The changes focus on an Obama era Dear Colleague letter from 2011 in which the administration addressed policies concerning sexual assaults on college campuses. The DE has stated that the Obama era policies need clarification and revision. In tandem, Devos has stated that the DE will go through a revision...

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NFL players doing it wrong

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Social media has recently been flooded with videos of former NFL fans burning their jerseys. People are burning jerseys in reaction to the protests carried out by players of the NFL. With a large portion of players in the league either kneeling or waiting in the locker rooms during the national anthem, ratings have been dropping rapidly.          By now we’ve all heard the story about Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem last season. This year...

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Letter to the Editor: MC pep band co-president discusses group’s disappearance

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 Editor’s Note: Maryville College Scots Pep Band members received an email from MC Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Barbara Wells on Sept. 1, explaining the reasons why the Scots Pep Band, as a student organization, would no longer be performing at college functions and athletic events. In the email, Wells said the Maryville College administration has decided to move in the direction of most of MC’s peer colleges, which have all college bands as ensembles housed in...

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Maryville students hurt by Harvey

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

At the end of August, the country received word that Hurricane Harvey would travel up the coast and hit major cities in the United States. When it eventually touched land, Hurricane Harvey reached many areas, but the one that was most affected was Houston, TX. The category five hurricane caused a flood that is said to be a 500-year flood, or a one in 500 chance that it was supposed to be that bad. Many people were devastated due...

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New changes for counseling center

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The movement of office space in Bartlett has been an overall improvement for both Bruce Holt and his new staff. The counseling center, which used to be located on the second floor of Bartlett close to Issac’s Café is now located on the opposite side of Bartlett that used to house Residence Life, Student Government and various other organizations.  The move was mainly due to space issues, as intern Becky Livingston was using a closet as a makeshift “office.”...

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