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Preserve or Perish: Historic Preservation in Knoxville

Historic Preservation in Knoxville has seen ups and downs since the movement formally began in the 1970s with the founding of Knox Heritage, a non profit group dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings in East Tennessee. The past 40 years has seen success stories with beautiful buildings restored to their former glory, and unfortunate total losses of history. But why should we work to make our city a more historic and beautiful place? Should we as a community value history over the taxpayer or property owner’s expense? What’s the point?

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TNJN Spotlight: Electronic sound inspires DJ False Panic

Justin Andrew, a junior at the University of Tennessee and producer and DJ under the alias False Panic, will be performing at The Bowery in the Old City on Saturday, Nov. 22.

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Fresh Fruit: Apple unveils new phones, watches

Apple Inc., the consumer electronics giant widely known for their popular computers, phones and other devices announced several new products at their annual Apple Live event on Sept. 9.

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OPINION: Remembering the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

The Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center has been around for over 60 years but will be torn down in Spring 2015 as the new Student Union will be built in its place. In order to honor the current University Center, TNJN will be writing a series of articles about different events that have happened there, elaborating on past events held at the UC and digging deeper into its history.

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Winners and losers at the 2014 VMAs

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Opinion: Public displays of affection vary by culture

When a man and a woman fall in love, sparks fly. They cannot seem to keep their hands off each other. However, certain social standards affect what is acceptable and where. In the United States, couples hold hands, give gentle pecks on the cheek and lips and hold each other. However in Prague, couples take [...]

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TNJN Spotlight: Knoxville graffiti, vandalism or art

Love it or hate it, graffiti will probably always be a part of urban life, even in a medium-sized city such as Knoxville. Some people describe it as a public nuisance, others call it legitimate artistic expression. But whether it’s an unsightly spray-can scribble or a colorfully intricate mural, if it’s done on another person’s [...]

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TNJN Spotlight: The Brand, The Man and The Music

It is around 80 degrees outside but Wil Wright, part rapper and part rocker, enters the diner in a hoodie and jacket as if there were cool wind chills taking up the spring air. He wears sunglasses indoors and keeps them on for awhile, only taking them off mid-conversation.   He takes a plate of [...]

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TNJN Spotlight: Finding Your Balance

Being a full-time college student is hard.  While students are given the freedom of being away from home and on their own, they also face the bitter realities of life and the constant fear of their next exam.   Now add running a company on top of that.   The pressure of acing the test [...]

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5 Ways to Debunk Stress During Finals Week

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