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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Love United sponsors annual Gospel Explosion

On Saturday April 5 the Love United Gospel Choir sponsored its annual Collegiate Gospel Explosion in the UC Ballroom at 6:00 p.m.  Pastor Roger Woods III hosted the event. This year the guest choirs came from Tennessee Tech University, East Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and Overcoming Believers Church. Elijah’s Fire Mime group [...]

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FaithMarks exhibit showcases tattoos, spirtuality at Wesley Foundation

Currently held at the Wesley Foundation, co-curator Anna Golladay has brought multiple pieces from FaithMarks’ gallery for students to come see. The exhibit will be at the Wesley Foundation for roughly a week, according to Golladay, Golladay says that FaithMarks brings to life the representation of spirituality through body art. Christianity is not the only tattoo art displayed through FaithMarks, so Golladay welcomes anyone who has any form of spiritual tattoo art to submit a photo to the FaithMarks website.

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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 [...]

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Cult film actor promotes new book, discusses career

Tommy Wiseau’s cult film, The Room, is often referred to as the best, bad movie ever made. It is film filled with plot holes, bad green screens and dialogue filled with broken English, but despite all of these apparent flaws, or more accurately, because of these flaws, it has developed a committed fan base, which [...]

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Surrealist Film Festival Timeline

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Students experience Ghana culture through various activities

Students were introduced to different aspects of the Ghanaian culture Thursday, March 27 at the UC. It was a part of the “Taste of Ghana” event hosted by the Ghanaian Diaspora Student Association. The event featured food, speakers and video presentations.  “We have a duty to bridge our people back together,” said Albert Baah, a [...]

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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. [...]

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