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According to Feeding America, 12.3% of households in Knox County experienced food insecurity pre-pandemic, and the rate is projected to rise to 13.3% through 2021. With supply-chain issues raising prices on groceries, many in the community are struggling to afford food, let alone all the fan…

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As the second event in their Homecoming Week calendar of festivities, the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Multicultural Mentoring Program (MMP) hosted their 12th annual Freshman Pageant on Wednesday. Themed as “A Night at the Casino,” the show featured talent performances, an op…

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With an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 25,000, it is not surprising that most of the spotlight here at UT falls upon student events and issues. Many of the efforts and challenges faced by university faculty often go unnoticed, and now, with questions over the future of tenure and job con…

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Each year, students, faculty and alumni at The University of Tennessee come together to celebrate the university’s historic traditions and undying spirit. This year, Homecoming will take place from Nov. 8-13. With these dates quickly approaching, there are a wide variety of upcoming events a…

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For the fourth year in a row, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Diversity Affairs Committee placed PVC poles into the lawn outside the Humanities and Social Sciences building and labeled them with various identifying statements. These included religious commitment, veteran status, s…

In a letter sent to UT employees on Oct. 21, President Randy Boyd announced that, due to an executive order from the Biden administration, an undetermined number of employees of the university system will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.

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Airing in 2003, “The Bachelorette” has become a widely known series, famous for the drama, romance and entertainment it brings to its viewers. Tuesday night kicked off the 18th season of the show, with Minnesotan elementary school teacher and runner-up of season 25 of “The Bachelor” Michelle…

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On Friday afternoon, a group of students protested what they see as a lack of support for the LGBTQ community on campus. They marched from the Torchbearer statue to the Student Union where UT System President Randy Boyd and Chancellor Donde Plowman hosted a town hall event to discuss the adm…

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In a question and answer session with Daily Beacon Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rainey, former Beacon employee and current professional cartoonist Paige Braddock spoke about who she is, her time at UT, important career moments and how being part of the LGBTQ community has changed her outlook on her work.