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TNJN Spotlight: Cocoa Moon owner helps community

Javier Lopez has always wanted to be a successful business owner. It was his life’s dream and passion. His wish would be fulfilled one day when he became the owner of the restaurant Cocoa Moon.

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Arman Asadsangabi, lead vocals for The Screens, talks to the audience between sets at Volapalooza, April 24, 2015, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN. //Photo by Ryan McGill

Nashville band brings rock to Volapalooza 2015

Students came to celebrate the last day of classes on April 24 at Volapalooza 2015. They came to hear performances from Bad Suns, Cold War Kids and Lupe Fiasco, but they got a special treat when a relatively unknown Nashville band took the stage.

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TNJN Kitchen: Don’t stress for finals chocolate brownies

Don’t stress for finals. Instead, make these stress-free brownies with dark chocolate to help give your brain that extra boost it needs.

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Photo Gallery: Family Fun Day at McClung Museum


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‘The Asia Project’ inspires tears through poetry performance

The Cultural Attractions Committee hosted “The Asia Project” on Tuesday April 15 as a part of Poetry Week.

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Photo Gallery: Chalk Walk 2015

Photo Gallery of the 2015 Chalk Walk in Market Square, Knoxville, TN.

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Sex Week shows students how to ‘Shake It Off’

The Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) hosted its own sexy hip-hop class on Saturday, April 11 as a part of the 3rd annual Sex Week. Local dancer and UT student, Chanel Williams, instructed the class.

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I.N.K. slams poetry to end Sex Week 2015

At 7 p.m. on April 10, the Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) administration hosted a poetry slam as the finale for Sex Week 2015. They invited Lane Shuler and Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, both of them performed at last year’s poetry slam, to come again this year to deliver some verses.

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Sex Week event discusses role of sex in media

Nora Berenstain, an assistant professor of philosophy, gave a lecture entitled, “Sex and the Media.” The lecture focused on who provides sexual images in the media and why the misrepresentation of sexuality is more magnifying in the media between sexism, racism and hetero-sexism.

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(From left to right) Dr. Katy Chiles, Dr.Urmila Seshagiri, Dr. Lisi Schoenbach and Dr. Ben Lee take questions from the audience at the "Textual Healing" panel discussion.

Professors provide ‘Textual Healing’ at Sex Week panel

Sexuality and literature joined forces for Sex Week at the “Textual Healing” panel discussion on Tuesday evening. Associate Professors of English Lisi Schoenbach, Katy Chiles, Ben Lee and Urmila Seshagiri hosted the panel and brought with them the knowledge of their respective fields of study.

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