Donnie Tyndall shows focus, humor in introductory conference

Precisely one week ago, the seemingly stable men’s basketball program at the University of Tennessee suddenly erupted in chaos when head coach Cuonzo Martin decided to bolt for California. In a week’s time, and after multiple phone calls and broken rumors, the Vols have a new coach. Donnie Tyndall accepted the job last night. He [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Martin moves on, Tennessee to begin coach search

A little after 1 p.m. today, ESPN broke the news that former Tennessee basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin agreed to take the coaching job at California. This came as a huge shock to Tennessee fans considering that on April 1, Martin turned down the Marquette job and said in a statement, “Tennessee is where I [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Relay For Life uses Disney magic to ‘wish upon a cure’

What happens when you wish upon a cure? Campus organizations and community organizers gathered in Circle Park to find out. Relay for Life held a fundraising event on April 11, in Circle Park at The University of Tennessee from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Campus organizations, fraternities, sororities and community organizations gathered to help raise [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Josh Malone wows crowd, coaches in Neyland debut

It may have been Josh Malone’s first game in Neyland Stadium, but he played as if he was a seasoned veteran. The 5-star receiver hauled in six receptions for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns and looked as if he was going to be the lead receiver for the Vols this upcoming season. Malone was able [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

International Festival spotlights variety of cultural talent

Taking advantage of the warm spring weather Friday afternoon, hundreds of students came to Pedestrian Walkway to take part in the 26th International Festival from 10a.m.-3p.m. There were a myriad of things to do during the event, which centered around the diverse cultures represented on campus. The festival was free to attendees.  Over eight different [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Crab Apple Lane wins competition, will open for Volapalooza

On April 11 in the Alumni Memorial Building some of Knoxville’s local bands battled to see which of the six would be opening for this year’s Volapalooza at the Thompson Boling Arena.  All six played a 15-20 minute set to try and win the votes of the audience and judges. In the end Crab Apple [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Vols’ Stokes to forgo senior season, enter NBA draft

After a season where he averaged a double-double each game and helped get his team to the “Sweet 16,” the run is finally over for Vols forward Jarnell Stokes. At 1 p.m. today, Stokes officially announced in a press conference that he would forgo his senior year and enter the NBA draft. “I want to [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

College Democrats, Republicans tackle local, national issues

The University of Tennessee Student Government Association presented pizza and politics Thursday night as the UTK College Democrats and College Republicans took a stance on foreign affairs, abortion, same-sex marriage, the Tennessee tax code and more.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Llamas, local celebs race to benefit local, international schools

World’s Fair Park was full with people and llamas alike for the inaugural Great Llama Race, coordinated by Casa De Sara, an international non-profit with headquarters in Knoxville. The event was held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and included a parade, costume contest, local entertainment and venders along with the foot race. The [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Middle Eastern Student Association to host Syria ‘Forgotten Revolution’ event

In the last three years, Syria has faced a  humanitarian crisis that still dominates the country, and the death toll of the revolution continues to climb. The University of Tennessee’s Middle Eastern Student Association plans to educate UT students on this situation through the talk, “The Forgotten Revolution,” which will be Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

TNJN Spotlight: UT Gardens educates home schooled children

UT Gardens organization strives to educate the people of Knoxville about plants and to cultivate an appreciation for the Earth. This includes inspiring the younger generations. On April 2, UT Gardens held its last session for home schooled children in UT’s Living Light House. The program was titled, “Home Grown: To Dye For.” Children were [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

SGA: Keny-Dugosh wins president positions, Davis takes Trustee vote

Kelsey Keny, of Keny-Dugosh, will serve as president of the Student Government Association for the 2014-2015 academic year. Keny’s running mate Connor Dugosh will serve as vice president. Independent Grant Davis won the student vote for Board of Trustees representative. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will ultimately choose the student representative but will take the student [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Offensive linemen lead the way at Vols’ pro day

The University of Tennessee held it’s NFL Pro Day this morning at the Robert White Indoor Practice field in the Anderson Training Center. Scouts from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to see what skills the Vols had to offer for the next level this year. Most attention was on the offensive lineman, as [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

SGA debate leaves crowd enthused for voting time

Student Government Association debate took place Tuesday night as students get ready to decide on the new line up of representatives for Wednesday and Thursday’s voting time.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Social Media Week to feature BuzzFeed, Sports Illustrated staff

  The College of Communication and Information will host its 2014 Social Media Week.The week long event will feature a nationally recognized panel of experts from BuzzFeed and Sports Illustrated to host discussions and presentations. “The sessions for Social Media Week 2014 are highly interactive,” said Donna Silvey, communication specialist in the School of Information [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Skit showcase combines tradition with pop culture

Keeping with a tradition that has spanned the length of more than a century, the University of Tennessee once again found itself the host of Carnicus, an event showcasing skits led by the school’s sororities. The performances took place March 27 and 28 from 7:30-11:30 pm at the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

TNJN Spotlight: The Test is in the Cards

You are entering your first day in Art 150, “The Idea of Design,” and are looking over your syllabus. Except this isn’t an ordinary syllabus. This outline contains something you aren’t quite used to: your tests consist of a card game. Rather than memorizing a bunch of names and pictures and regurgitating it onto a [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

CPC president reacts to passing of ‘opt-in’ resolution

On March 13, the state Senate passed a resolution on the University of Tennessee that would require parents to opt-in to allowing student fees to go towards events deemed “controversial or objectionable”. “My initial reaction was that we are college students who can vote, run for elected office, serve in the military, pay taxes, be [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Culinary program carves ice into art

  On Friday, March 7, students in the UT Culinary Arts program made ice carvings outside of the downtown Conference Center to be displayed at events over the next two to three weeks. The Culinary Arts program is a twelve-week, non-credit program and according to Greg Eisele, executive chef and culinary director of the program, ice [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

SEAT board member reflects on success of Sex Week

From March 2-7, Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) held its second Sex Week at the University of  Tennessee with great success. “Sex Week 2014 was definitely a success,”said Summer Awad, executive board member of SEAT and sophomore Haslam Scholar in sociology. “It sparked a lot of thought-provoking and important discussion about everything from [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

7 tips to help spring forward fatigue

It’s that time of year again, the time that most people, especially college students, dread the loss of an hour of sleep. Although it is only be a shift 60 minutes, this time change brought on by Daylight Savings Time is certainly enough to dismantle the  the body’s internal clock. This clock helps to regulate [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Lambda Student Union drag show features star performers

      The most popular event of Sex Week 2013 came back for another round in 2014. On March 6 at 9 p.m. in the UC Auditorium, Lambda Student Union held its annual drag show fundraiser as part of Sex Week. The drag show gave LGBT students a chance to strut their stuff, showcase [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

TNJN Spotlight: Local talent showcased monthly at downtown venue

The Square Room, located in downtown Knoxville at 4 Market Square, will be showcasing a variety of local bands on the first Wednesday of every month with doors opening at 8 p.m. The Square Room Showcase began in November 2013 and held its fourth consecutive event on Wednesday, March 5; featuring local bands such as [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Japan Week highlights food, sword play, dances

The International House celebrated the best of Japanese culture this week with movies, tea, a cooking demonstration and performances. The movie shown Monday was Tokyo Sonata, a film about the lives of a family during the years following the Japanese recession of the early 1990s and the struggles they endured because of it. Snacks and [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

UT fires Sousa as band director

Gary Sousa was removed as UT’s Pride of Southland marching band director Thursday. He will retain his position as a tenured professor. Sousa’s removal comes after a public debate with university administrators last October concerning funding cuts for the band. In a letter to Sousa, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin said the university [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Science forum to discuss epidemics of common wildlife

An assistant professor at UT will address the state of deteriorating wildlife at the UT Science Forum that is being held Friday, March 7 at noon in the Thompson-Boling Arena Ding room C-D. Dr. Marcy J. Souza will present “Epidemics of Less Glamorous Wildlife: What Can We Do to Stop Them?” at the weekly lecture [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Sex Week speaker sheds light on abstinence misconceptions

Sex Week is hosting various talks this week about topics that educate college students on the different aspects of sexual education. On Wednesday March 4, Sex Week hosted an abstinence talk. Tory Mills a worker at  Planned Parenthood  gave the talk and presented an interactive program with discussion on what abstinence is. “What I am [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

History of sex and the change of meaning headline Sex Week talk

On March 3, Lynn Sacco, an associate professor of history, discussed the history of sex and how it changes as society gives it a new meaning. Sacco specializes in gender and sexuality. “If you look back on sexuality, it’s about social issues and authority,” Sacco said. Sacco discussed this topic often in her class and [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

2014 Oscars host breaks selfie world record

Ellen DeGeneres, host of the 2014 Academy Awards, broke a world record when her star-studded selfie was retweeted over 2.7 million times. Although this year’s award show may have featured some of the tightest races in recent Oscar history, a single picture is generating all of the news. DeGeneres’s selfie, which included nominees Brad Pitt, Lupita [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Volapalooza announces 2014 line up, Fitz and the Tantrums to headline

The 2014 Volapalooza line up was announced during Vol Night Long on Feb. 28 at 11 p.m. Critically acclaimed neo soul band Fitz and the Tantrums will be headlining this years Volapalooza with special guest The Dirty Guv’nahs and the Delta Saints. The Dirthy Guv’nahs were present at Vol Night Long to play an acoustic [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }