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On Tuesday, just one day after UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift mask mandates on all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee, UT Knoxville announced plans to reinstate a mask mandate in most buildings beginning Monday, Nov. 22.

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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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On Monday, UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift all mask mandates across all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee on Friday.

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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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There’s nothing quite like seeing Smokey the Bluetick Coonhound run across the football field when UT scores a touchdown. Even if we are nowhere close to winning and it feels as though everyone has lost hope for the Vols, you can look to the field and see Smokey in high spirits wagging his t…

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It’s easy to say “Go Big Orange” and wear whichever shade of orange you may please to represent the Vols. But, when it comes down to it, Tennessee Orange is a very specific shade, and it must be uniform for all things UT-related from jerseys to signage to mugs.

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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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With Halloweekend less than a week away, we have officially entered spooky season. How better to celebrate this eerily wonderful time than by decorating your home away from home? Due to a number of factors, such as space and safety precautions, there are limitations as to how extensively you…

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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The world immediately came to a halt when COVID-19 emerged late in 2019. This meant putting a stop to all travel programs and school in general. Almost two years later, the world is getting back to a semblance of how it was before the pandemic. As part of this recovery, UT has started sendin…

On Thursday morning, the University of Tennessee System announced during an Education, Research and Service Committee meeting that it would raise the eligible household income level for the UT Promise scholarship from $50,000 to $60,000. The committee’s session was part of the UT Board of Tr…

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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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The University of Tennessee has a beautiful campus sitting on 910 acres of land and bordered by the Tennessee River that stretches all the way from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky. But, the campus has much more to offer than a pretty river and a bunch of buildings.

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It’s difficult to bring up journalism these days without hearing the term, “fake news.” Although Donald Trump claims to have coined the term in 2016, fake news has been around much longer than the past five years. In fact, according to The Atlantic, a New York newspaper started the “Great Mo…

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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…