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Knoxville provides place for fun holiday festivities

With the holiday season in full swing, Knoxville natives have a plethora of activities to look forward to this December.

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Holiday Canstruction display combines creativity and charity

Seven different teams met on Nov. 22 at the Knoxville Convention Center to build holiday themed sculptures using only cans, non-perishables and a few thin pieces of plywood and Plexiglas to help support their structures. The canned foods are then donated to charity.

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TNJN Kitchen: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

After having any holiday meal, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies provide the perfect dessert end. These delicious cookies are quick and easy to make.

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Ijams Nature Center features critters at weekly event

Every Saturday, Ijams Nature Center presents an up close look at a different animal during their Creature Feature event.

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Visiting art critics speak on the public’s role in criticism

It is the influence of the masses that now drives art criticism, according to two seasoned art critics that spoke in the University Center Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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TNJN Spotlight: Alexia’s Dance Studio strives for cultural, personal awareness

Alexia’s dance studio, in Louisville, Tenn. aims to teach Middle- Eastern dance, otherwise known as belly dance or oriental dance. Alexia is a professional dancer that has trained and performed all over the U.S. and in other countries. She wants to spread cultural awareness and help her students become more self-aware and confident.

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TNJN Spotlight: Dazzo’s Pizzeria

Dazzo’s Pizzeria, located on 710 S Gay Street, offers a plethora of traditional Italian foods. They serve everything from subs and pasta to pizza and chicken. All of their sauces, dough, mozzarella and meatballs are made from scratch and create a taste that is unique to Dazzo’s.

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UT Italian Club hosts international dessert contest

On Friday, Nov. 21 the University of Tennessee’s Italian Club hosted its first Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literature’s dessert contest.

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TNJN Kitchen: Hot spice fruit tea

Temperatures have been dropping and everyone is on the hunt for a way to warm up. We are all excited for a taste of those delicious fall and winter flavors, but what if you need a break from pumpkin spice and hot chocolate? A sip of hot spice fruit tea is sure to do the trick.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers bring traditional spirituals to campus

On Thursday, Nov. 20 the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University in Nashville performed at the Cox Auditorium. The choir sang a number of traditional spirituals including “Listen to the Lambs,” “I Know I’ve Been Changed” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” among many others.

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