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Though they will not be on campus together, students from the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2025 have a unique shared experience: they both spent their senior years adapting to and overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When making the transition from high school to college, the prospect of a new workload and new levels of stress can be daunting. Coupled with the effects of the pandemic, stress can lead to missed deadlines, anxiety and other negative mental health effects.

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There is no end to the advice after college starts. Some of it is helpful and some, not so much. Everyone’s college experience is different and what applies to you might not matter to someone else. However, here are 10 things I wish I knew before coming to UT -- in no particular order.

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The University of Tennessee has numerous resources for their students that oftentimes fly under Vols’ radar. Lots of students start and finish their degrees without even realizing all of the offices dedicated to making students' time at UT better and preparing them for their future beyond Ro…

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For the first time in UT history, students from the Class of 2021 graduated on the field of Neyland Stadium. Traditionally, graduation ceremonies are held inside the Thompson-Boling Arena, but as the coronavirus pandemic continues to linger on, the university decided that an outdoor ceremony…

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As spring classes come to an end, many find themselves looking at the next chapter — summer. While some UT students may be returning to their homes and their families, other students will find themselves spending their summer in the Rocky Top sun.

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With the recent rise of vintage clothing, more and more college students are seeking out this type of apparel. Students at the University of Tennessee are no exception to this phenomenon because seemingly no one is immune to the allure of a piece of clothing with a history behind it. 

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One of the three campaigns running in this year’s Student Government Association elections is Forward. Forward is made up of Claire Donelan, running for student body president, Reginald Williams II, running for vice president, Nia Myrthil for student services director and Simon Jolly for exe…

The 2021 Student Government Association campaign season is underway. Voting for SGA elections begins on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 a.m. and closes on Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m. Students can vote at votesga.utk.edu.

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Wednesday evening, three Student Government Association campaigns met for a debate prior to the organization’s annual elections. The hybrid event took place in-person at the Student Union auditorium and was also available to watch on Instagram live.

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For many college students, one of the biggest anxieties weighing on their minds during graduation is their mountains of impending student debt. Although many students can rely on their parents to help them pay for college, most students end up having to take out their fair share of federal l…

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Every member of the UT community is familiar with the Torchbearer Statue in Circle Park on campus. This statue is a famous symbol for the university, bearing the Volunteer Creed, which reads, “One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.” It also holds a torch whose fl…

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Graduation — an onset for rejoice and also a nerve-racking time for most college students. After graduating, students go on to less sheltered lifestyles full of paying off loans, finding jobs or possibly continuing their education past the undergraduate level. Sometimes figuring out how to s…

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With Earth Day later this month and spring on our doorstep, now is the ideal time to begin to focus on the long-term changes we can make to help better the environment as college students.