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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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College Democrats, Republicans tackle local, national issues

The University of Tennessee Student Government Association presented pizza and politics Thursday night as the UTK College Democrats and College Republicans took a stance on foreign affairs, abortion, same-sex marriage, the Tennessee tax code and more.

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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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SEAT board member reflects on success of Sex Week

From March 2-7, Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) held its second Sex Week at the University of  Tennessee with great success. “Sex Week 2014 was definitely a success,”said Summer Awad, executive board member of SEAT and sophomore Haslam Scholar in sociology. “It sparked a lot of thought-provoking and important discussion about everything from [...]

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UT fires Sousa as band director

Gary Sousa was removed as UT’s Pride of Southland marching band director Thursday. He will retain his position as a tenured professor. Sousa’s removal comes after a public debate with university administrators last October concerning funding cuts for the band. In a letter to Sousa, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin said the university [...]

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Shabby chic prom benefits Feed One charity

On Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. the John XXIII Catholic Center was decked out in simple inexpensive decorations for a shabby chic prom event that raised money for the Feed One charity.The event was sponsored by Chi Alpha, a Christian fellowship group on UT’s campus. At the event there was music, dancing, [...]

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SEC power rankings

We are now past the 11 week mark in the SEC schedule, and this last week had some surprises and it solidified some schools on the top. While some schools fight for a bowl berth, others seem to be coasting to their promise land.   1. Atop the list is none other than Alabama. Alabama is [...]

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Big Orange Give Campaign exceeds goal after week of events

The university’s Big Orange Give Campaign is well under way and has already reached its initial goal. The campaign is intended to help UT on its way to become a Top 25 public research university. The campaign’s original goal was to raise $125,000 in 125 hours. It began on Nov. 4 and was set to end [...]

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McClung museum offers family event day

McClung Museum opened its doors Saturday, Nov. 2 for another family activity day. The free event spotlighted the museum’s Pueblo-to-Pueblo exhibit and featured pottery clay-related activities along with tours of the museum. The museum has done family activity days for about a year said Debbie Woodiel, a museum employee. The museum will start having the [...]

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Lighter, Sharper, Faster: Apple’s Fall Event

Apple announced a new product line up on Tuesday at their annual third-quarter event, unveiling new versions of some of their most popular products. Also announced was a reworking of their popular software suites, iWork and iLife, as well as the newest update to their flagship operating system, OS X. Following a trend toward lighter, [...]

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