The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a lively campus that never seems to die down during the school year. So many events and opportunities are always being presented, but many people wouldn’t know what any of these were if it weren’t for social media.
UT has altered its alcohol policy to allow campus organizations to serve alcohol at their events if they have completed the new event registration procedure and have been approved by the university. With the new policy, however, there are still many restrictions, and all changes fully comply…
On Friday, Aug. 20, the University of Tennessee Pride Center opened the doors to their new location in the Student Union. The Pride Center is an LGBTQ+ resource center that has provided a safe space for queer students throughout the past decade.
After a year of meeting virtually, the recently revived College Democrats club at UT held their first general meeting in the Humanities building on Tuesday night. Featuring an appearance by UTK journalism and broadcasting professor Mark Harmon, who also happens to be running for Congress, th…
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Tennessee has had a series of major accomplishments from its recent cadet class.
Perhaps as a metaphor for a brighter future, College Democrats and Republicans came out with the sun on Sunday afternoon following days of rain to play a game of “bipartisan” kickball, along with a few local politicians. Politics and kickball, after all, are both sports with two opposing teams.
Anti-abortion rights activists on campus pride themselves on the ability to catch the eyes of passersby. There are the picketers outside the women’s clinic on Clinch Avenue holding signs that promise salvation and perhaps even an adoption. There is the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform which pro…
Hosted by Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, Nora Berenstain spoke to students on Friday afternoon about sex work and administrative violence.
2020 has brought problems to students, teachers and employees alike. However, the theater community is learning to develop new ways to broadcast its art form to audiences during this time of social distancing.
For the very first time, the student-run Phoenix Literary Magazine has produced a public pop-up exhibit of student artwork from its upcoming spring edition. The exhibit, running until March 15 in the Student Union gallery, features mixed media pieces including poetry, photography, paintings …
On March 21, 2020, a group of young women officially chartered Delta Phi Lambda. This sorority became the University of Tennessee’s, as well as the state of Tennessee’s, first Asian interest sorority.
As we celebrate Black History Month, an important part of being involved in the conversation about race is learning about Black history and how that past has impacted the African American experience. Here are some classes that are offered at UT, as well as some organizations that celebrate B…
As the new semester begins it is the perfect time to become more involved in the UT community and join a new student organization. Students can find an array of organizations to join on VOLink, but because there are several to sort through, it can become overwhelming.
A week before Election Day, representatives of UT’s chapters of College Democrats, College Libertarians and College Republicans engaged in a debate that was more substantive and outwardly civil than the presidential debates of this election season, yet still showed strong disagreements betwe…
UT’s School of Music has produced numerous musicians and artists. However, one can find a rising star in the university’s independent music scene.
WUTK hosts several special shows throughout each month. These shows cover a variety of genres, from EDM to Classic Rock to Independent and more.
Though the U.S. Cycling Challenge has ended, that does not mean you cannot still enjoy a nice bike ride. If you have no one to bike with and are looking for a community of individuals with similar interests, UT’s Cycling Club has you covered.
Set to continue for a second year after its initial success in 2019, the PRIDElist is vital in increasing visibility of the LGBTQ community on campus, as well as highlighting the advocacy and allyship that exist on Rocky Top.
Of all the academic resources on the UT campus, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture may be one of the most overlooked by the average undergraduate student, perhaps because it can feel far removed from the student experience.
Just over two weeks ago, numerous UT athletes led a March on UT Knoxville against systemic racism. The march had a wide turnout, attended by students, faculty and children alike. Among the crowd on that hot Saturday in August was Zachary West, a senior student in political science and the ne…
This summer, in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Tennessee’s football program founded a culture committee to help provide players with a voice and way to enact change at UTK.
The best way to make Rocky Top feel like home is to get involved on campus. Even in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of organizations meeting in person or online.
In an email sent out Wednesday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced that the UT Division of Student Life has placed six student organizations on interim suspension for threatening student health, wellbeing and safety.
Leading Women of Tomorrow (often referred to as LWT) is a chapter of the LWT national organization at the University of Tennessee which seeks to encourage more young women to work in public service, aiming to “bridge the gender gap among public representatives,” according to the organization…
VOLS en Pointe is an on-campus ballet group that focuses on helping students further their ballet skills, especially pointe skills. They offer three classes on Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m., Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. The classes are taught by either dance instru…
PLEVs, or personal light vehicles, can be seen everywhere. Most often seen in scooter form and present throughout downtown Knoxville to campus, they are some of the most commonly used, and most popular, forms of transportation. With thousands of scooters available nationwide and with so many…
Students for Migrant Justice is a new organization on campus that hopes to educate the UT and Knoxville communities about the immigration process and also support immigrant students. A large part of the organization’s mission focuses on the relationships that many have with those in the migr…
Although the semester is not yet halfway over, summer is quickly approaching. Many students, including those graduating, are considering to or are already searching for internships and post-grad opportunities.
At the Southeast Journalism Conference this weekend, the Daily Beacon took home a slew of awards from Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the University of Southern Mississippi.
For all the forlorn Spikeball lovers wandering around campus looking for a group to play with, a new club may offer the perfect outlet.
Three nights a week, on the second floor of the Student Aquatic Center, one of the oldest clubs on campus prepares for battle. And this year, with the largest membership in club history, the Fencing Club is working hard towards victory.
Academics aren’t the only important part of a college experience. Extracurricular activities can expand your horizons, teach new skills, reveal new passions and introduce you to new friends.
The Pride of the Southland marching band is one of the key features on game days here at UT. It is one of the oldest as well as most well-known marching bands in the nation. This year the Pride is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
“The Rock” has been a form of communication and celebration for students at the University of Tennessee for decades now. The large boulder has been a way for students to creatively express themselves and display UT’s unique qualities by spray painting words, images, names and more onto its surface.
The second Saturday of December of each year may pass by unnoticed for some, but for the family and friends of passed veterans, it is a time of remembrance.
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 Center for Student Engagement (CSE) is preparing for Homecoming week by asking students to stop by their office, located in Suite 174 of the Student Union, to sign a giant “Vol is a Verb” banner. The 10 foot by 17 foot sign will be hanging in Neyland Stadium during next week’s Homecoming…
For students in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or ROTC, the school day often begins at 5 a.m. Cadets wake up, put on their training uniforms and head out to the intramural field for physical training at 6 a.m.
On Wednesday night, the Campus House of Prayer and Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus, organized a screening of the short film “Footsteps of My Father.”
Mayuri is a female Bollywood dance team on campus that travels and participates in collegiate level competitions across the United States.
Picture this: It’s spring semester. There’s a slight breeze blowing while you make your way down Pedestrian Walkway. As you look up from your phone, you see them: SGA campaign booths.
As gray clouds rolled in above the University of Tennessee’s campus and heavy raindrops fell, students gathered on Pedestrian Walkway on Friday, March 1.
A group of UT students started their campaign, “Vols for Kids,” in order to raise money to pay for the training of two new mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.