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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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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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Middle East discussion highlights region’s views on sex, media

The University of Tennessee’s Sex Week hosted a discussion in the Howard Baker Center with Drew Paul and Ayse Ikizler about Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East on March 7.  Ikizler started off the discussion by describing the term “Middle Eastern” to the audience. “Middle Eastern is usually thought of as a more inclusive [...]

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TNJN Spotlight: Knoxville makes centuries-old tradition all its own

  There is something uniquely divine about drinking the perfect cup of coffee while perched in a cozy coffee shop. Not to mention the quality conversation and culture contiguous with this centuries-old practice. Coffee is an art that comes in many forms: brewed, dripped, steamed, and poured. Hot and cold. Small and large. Delicately mixed [...]

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Homebound transcends as play for everybody

As the actors and actresses prep themselves to walk out on stage, a confident young writer prepares to present his work to an ever-growing audience. Homebound, written by Brock Ward, will debut Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Clarence Brown Theatre. The play portrays the struggles of a young, mentally-ill girl named Nobody. Through the [...]

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International House hosts worldly dance competition

  On Tuesday, the University Center auditorium was alive with the sound of music, clapping and dancing feet as UT’s International House hosted a competition of traditional and contemporary dances from around the world, all performed by UT students or organizations. The competition showcased dances from India, China, Ireland and the United States as well as [...]

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‘Bangerz’ revamps Miley Cyrus’s music career

Miley Cyrus sure has been reinventing herself recently. In addition to the new hair and new style, she decided to refocus her music career by signing with RCA records and record her fourth studio album, “Bangerz,” which was released last week. “Bangerz” has been highly anticipated because of what Miley has done herself to promote [...]

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