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When she was 14 or 15 years old, Mahshid Mokhtarnejad was hanging out with two friends in the Iranian city of Urmia when a woman from the so-called “morality police” attacked the girls, saying their clothes didn’t adhere to the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for girls and women. After …

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Each year, individuals gather to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Constitution Day is intended to reflect on the adoption of the Constitution and its signing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in September of 1787.

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It’s the day before classes start and you’re casually scrolling through Instagram. Wanting a break from the stress of preparing for school, you just want to see what all your friends are up to. But once you start scrolling, you only see pictures from a Panhellenic tradition that has its grip…

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In a continued effort to streamline and secure admission procedures on game days, the UT Athletics Department has issued a new all-digital ticketing system, by way of the Tennessee Athletics app for smartphones. This new system will protect against counterfeit or otherwise fraudulent tickets…

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College is much more than studying and going to class — it is a chance to get out of your comfort zone and connect with your home. If you are beginning your freshman year or entering your final year at UT, getting involved can increase your chances of success.

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With hundreds of student organizations on campus, it can be both exciting and overwhelming for a student at the University of Tennessee to find where they feel most at home. Some organizations are more broad and appeal to a variety of interests, whereas others are more niche in nature.

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Given how huge UT’s campus is, finding something to eat is rather easy. However, figuring out how to utilize a dining plan in the best way possible can be a little more challenging.

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Whether you’re a freshman, transfer student or senior, it can be overwhelming to get to campus and see countless events coming up within the first few days of class. Almost everywhere you look, there’s something to add to your already full calendar.

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Jordan Peele is back to serving up twists, turns and thrills with his latest offering, sci-fi horror-thriller “Nope.” Despite not premiering until July 22, 2022, its tight-lid promotional materials and Peele’s penchant for the bizarre have already spawned several fan theories and online pred…

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During a summer when UT works to fill several positions vacated during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as add new administrative positions such as assistant vice chancellor for leadership and engagement, the Division of Student Life announced the hiring of three new directors.

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Byron Hughes, currently dean of students at Virginia Tech, will become dean of students and assistant vice chancellor for Student Life at UT beginning July 1.

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The undergraduate senate of UT’s Student Government Association (SGA) has successfully introduced and passed a resolution that will encourage administration to increase the student minimum wage. It was signed and submitted to lobbyists by 2021-2022 Student Body President Claire Donelan on April 6.

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Over 50 students peaceably assembled on the lawn outside of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at noon on Wednesday. It was declared a “sit-in” in protest of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that was leaked on May 2, which if left unchanged would overturn 1973’s decision Roe v. Wade.

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On Sunday, a group of independently organized students marched in a loop from the amphitheater at the center of campus to the Rock and back in protest of the leaked Supreme Court opinion which, if unchanged, would overturn Roe v. Wade and could trigger a ban on abortion in the state of Tennessee.

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Since 1931, UT has awarded a select number of graduating seniors with the Torchbearer Award, the highest honor for undergraduates. The award goes to seniors who, through leadership and excellence have uniquely embodied the Torchbearer Creed, which says “One that beareth a torch shadoweth one…

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The Spring 2022 Research Seminar Series ended Tuesday with a final presentation that featured Laura DeFurio, Erin Darby and Katie Wiley, each representing either undergraduate research or career development. During this meeting, these women highlighted skills that one can gain through underg…

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After hours of cold, rainy weather, the sun decided to shine just in time for The United Residence Halls Council (URHC) to host its annual carnival in the Humanities and Social Sciences Plaza on Tuesday evening. From 6-8 p.m., students were able to experience the feel of a true carnival with…

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The UT Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee organization (SEAT) kicked off the 2022 Sex Week on April 4. Over the course of the week, SEAT sponsored multiple informative events leading up to their zestful main event of the week yet: the drag show.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and various UT organizations have made plans to recognize the annual event. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 13% of college students will experience sexual violence, and students between the ages of 18-24, regardless…

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The Honors & Scholars Programs are a set of initiatives for high-achieving students which involve specialized courses of study, service requirements and perks. There are four such programs offered at UT: Haslam Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Honors Leadership and 1794 Scholars.

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With the start of April, Earth Day is fast approaching — a day created to bring awareness to environmental protection, sustainability and humankind’s impact on the planet. While UTK has several programs dedicated to sustainability, other universities in the SEC are environmentally conscious …