In a room filled with such an abundance of attendees that there weren’t enough chairs to seat everyone, five women who wear hijab, and one woman who chooses not to, answered questions about their faith and their experiences wearing hijab.
Throughout this entire week, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) has been celebrating alumni and other university donors. The festivities have been leading up to the week’s main event: Big Orange Give.
Josh and Maggie take on PCB. If you are a freshman at UT you have no doubt heard of this on-campus dining hall. See how Josh and Maggie rank PCB in their ongoing mission to find the best place to get a bite to eat in Knoxville.
For centuries, women have fought for the right to be equal to men. Nowadays and in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, the fight for gender equality is just as relevant as ever.
Science and art are so commonly juxtaposed against one another. However, when used together, they can powerfully create new ideas.
With each new time era, new social justice issues arise. Our modern age has been dominated by movements such as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and March for Our Lives, to name just a few.
Nearly 65 years after it first opened its doors in 1954, the Student Union continues to be a gathering place for UT students to eat, study and commune. Next semester, the Student Union will lose one of the figures that made the Union what it is today.
The natural human reaction to seeing a cockroach is typically either to cringe and run or confront the bug with a stomp, squish or flush. But for psychology professor Dr. Todd Freeberg, who is currently housing five exotic species of the pest in the Mossman science building, cockroaches are …
Conlan Burbrink, a senior student in UT’s Herbert College of Architecture majoring in turfgrass management and science, was recently selected as this year’s winner of the Toro Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program. Each year, the competition from the garden company Toro grants one luc…
Madison Castle asks students what mascot they would choose if they owned a basketball team. Make sure to check out the basketball special issue of the Daily Beacon at any of our locations today! Check back for more basketball content as we enter the basketball season!
On Thursday evening, the International House at UT hosted the Iranian World Showcase Week’s highlight, Iranian Culture Night. The International House’s great room was filled with people who came to sample traditional Persian dishes and desserts, prepared by volunteers from the Iranian Studen…
On Thursday evening, UT student organization Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) hosted a sexual assault resource fair as well as a screening of “The Hunting Ground” documentary in Hodges Library. The resource fair was created by three organizations grounded in supporting st…
The University of Tennessee System has announced the release of a new data dashboard for UT statistics, including information about ACT scores, weighted grade point averages, enrollment, retention numbers and more. The dashboard is now available online.
The University of Tennessee Police Department consistently releases a report of crime that has happened on and around the UT campus. Here is the most recent report. It will be updated regularly. LINK: https://clery.utk.edu/crime-log/
Wednesday evening, the documentary film “The Pollinators” was shown simultaneously in locations across the country, with 17 of those screenings located in Tennessee and one at the University of Tennessee. UT’s own screening was put on by the UT Institute of Agriculture and the Department of …
On a stage adorned with orange and white flowers, amongst campus leaders ranging from Student Government President Natalie Campbell to Interim President of the University of Tennessee System Randy Boyd, University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman was honored with an investitur…
Last year, the state of Tennessee released the Comptroller’s Report condemning Sexual Awareness and Empowerment at Tennessee (SEAT), the student organization that puts on UT’s annual Sex Week. The organization has been at the center of administrative and state controversy for years.
For first-generation college students, the adjustment from home life to collegiate life can be more challenging than it is for most. In addition to being the first in their families to attend college, many of these students come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or underrepresented communities.
Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” was the latest installment in the Department of Libraries’ Foreign and Independent Film Series. Viewings are held on the first Tuesday of each month throughout the fall semester.
The 2019-20 Vols basketball season is upon us at Rocky Top. This has a few varying implications from football season, but parking nevertheless is still an area of concern for fans traveling here to see the game.
If you don’t know anything about basketball then this article is for you. I’m not sure why you would pick up the basketball special issue if you don’t know anything about the sport, but I’m glad you did.
As football season rapidly nears its end, UT fans are beginning to anticipate the beginning of basketball season. The UT men’s basketball team finished in the Sweet 16 — the top 16 teams of the NCAA — during the 2018-2019 school year, so anticipation has been building as fans await another h…
This week, three UT graduate students in the political science department traveled to Bahrain, an island country in the Persian Gulf, to participate in the Women and Development Conference.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center hosted a screening of a new documentary film Monday night, with guest appearances from executive producer Tim Smith and Tennessee state legislature representative Gloria Johnson. The documentary, called “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook,” details the figh…
Monday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman shared her monthly message for November with the UT community. This month, she shared her message via a two-minute YouTube video.
Before Saturday evening’s Homecoming game, UT celebrated the groundbreaking of several new monuments on campus. The nine monuments will be dedicated to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and each monument will represent one of UT’s nine historically African American sororities and fra…
As the leaves begin to change colors and the temperature drops, many bask in the beauty of the autumn season in Knoxville. However, for those who are left without basic necessities, the colder months can be difficult.
The 225th UT Homecoming week is nearing its end, and the All Campus Events Committee hosted another UT tradition, Smokey’s Howl, in the Student Union Auditorium Thursday evening. Smokey’s Howl is a spirit dance competition between numerous students, including many different sororities and f…
The Tennessee Pledge Scholarship awards full-ride scholarships to help students with a family income of $40,000 or less attend the University of Tennessee. On the scholarship’s uplifting website, one recipient notes that his grandfathers were both coal miners.
College is expensive. The prices of tuition, textbooks, housing and food quickly add up to the thousands, leaving full-time college students often struggling to make end’s meet. Furthermore, the necessity of other random supplies that cost money, such as Green Books and Scantron sheets, is c…
Some may know that retired astronaut Scott Kelly is an alumnus of UT, but there are a few things you may not know about this alumnus who is known as the man who spent a year in space.
On game days, holidays or perhaps any regular day of the week, Coach Dave Moore can be seen driving around Knoxville in his Truckster, a 1997 Buick Roadmaster adorned with UT gear. However, the story behind the animated car is more than the tale of just an enthusiastic fan.
Maintaining a healthy work-life relationship isn’t easy. Whether you’re a student trying to finish assignments on time or an employee working the 9-to-5 grind, life can get pretty complicated.
Performing in over 100 productions over 42 years and counting, David Keith has brought his Volunteer spirit onto the screen in his success as an actor.
With Nashville located just a few hours away, Knoxville has also become a hub of music entertainment. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, a dearly-beloved Americana band, has some very close ties to Knoxville.
This summer, two Volunteer legends joined the Boston Celtics organization. One was Grant Williams, the star forward for UT basketball who was drafted with the twenty-second pick in the NBA Draft. The other was Kara Lawson, who was hired as an assistant coach for the Celtics.
Chris Low remembers staying up late to pick up a spotty 990 WNOX in his childhood Rock Hill, South Carolina home to listen to John Ward call a Tennessee game.
Rumors on a college campus often spread quickly and sometimes almost uncontrollably. Whether it be how Dean Shea hurt her foot, or how we may or may not have bodies buried underneath our football field, UT is certainly not lacking in rumors.