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TNJN Spotlight: The face behind the Humans of UTK page

What started as a JEM 230 blog for sophomore and Journalism and Electronic Media major Caroline Knight shortly turned into much more when the page got the attention of University of Tennessee students.

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Talented musician opens for Ben Rector

Track 29, a music venue in Chattanooga, Tenn. was filled to the brim Friday night as Nashville artist Ben Rector and his opening act, Jon McLaughlin performed to a sold out venue. “I haven’t performed in Tennessee in 10 years,” said McLaughlin. “And the last time I did was to four people… Tonight there’s 1,500 [...]

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The 35th Annual Greek Fest Photo Gallery

The 35th Annual Greek Fest took place at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church from Sept. 26-28 and featured Greek food, music, dance, art and more.

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International Festival allows graduates to display culture

The University of Tennessee’s Pedestrian Walkway was transformed into an educational voyage around the world on Friday, Sept. 26 for the annual International Festival. Participants included various student groups along with the school’s foreign language clubs. These groups represented their countries through food, dance, music and other traditional activities. Admission was free, but the food and crafts were for sale.

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International Festival Photo Gallery

A variety of student multicultural associations showcased their culture at the International Festival on Pedestrian walkway on Friday, Sept. 26.

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Arab Cultural Fair Photo Gallery

The Arab Cultural Fair showcased Arab art, music, food, dance and museum displays on Friday, Sept. 19, at Circle Park and the McClung Museum.

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College of Architecture and Design Open House Photo Gallery

The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design held its 2014 Open House on Saturday.

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Petřín Tower offers panoramic view of Bohemia

Paris is known for many sites: the Louvre, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triumphe, but Paris is also known for having one of the most recognizable structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower. A lesser-known tower inspired by that structure is The Petřín Tower in Prague, Czech Republic. Here, tourists and Czechs can [...]

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Biscuit festival celebrates fifth year in downtown Knoxville

Cold weather and a rainy forecast didn’t stop biscuit lovers from coming down to the fifth annual International Biscuit Festival from May 15-18 in downtown Knoxville.  The festival held competitions in four biscuit categories including savory biscuits, sweet biscuits, special biscuits and student biscuits.  The winners were: Special and Grand Champion of the Southern Biscuit Flour Biscuit [...]

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To spray or not to spray: Graffiti art in Prague

Walking Through the Streets While walking through the narrow cobble streets of Prague, Czech Republic tourists and locals notice an array of graffiti art. Although graffiti vandalism is illegal, others think it is a form of artistic expression. Almost every block is sprayed on; whether it is on a building, a lamppost, the sidewalk, a [...]

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