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For many, music is an escape – a way to get your mind off of whatever is going on in your life. For others, music is a way to express yourself and a way to show the world who you really are. And for some, music is just a light and fun way to kill time.

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As the school year progresses, staying consistent with good eating habits becomes increasingly important for students, especially as finals rapidly approaches. Luckily, Knoxville offers an array of breakfast options with a broad range of prices, selections and locations. Whether you’re on a …

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As the holiday season rolls around, not only is it a time for shopping and celebrating, but it is also a time to give back to the community. Knoxville and the broader East Tennessee area are home to a number of nonprofit organizations that take care of everything ranging from animal welfare …

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This month, a TikTok made by UT senior Matthew Barton resulted in an influx of requests for his custom painted shoes. The video highlights six different pairs of unique sneakers that Barton has designed for various customers. Posted on Nov. 12, the TikTok has received 216,500 views and more …

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November kicks off the holiday season – however, it also is International Game Month (IGM). This is an initiative run by volunteers across the world to reconnect communities to their libraries and stimulate the mind with more traditional games, juxtaposed with games from the modern age.

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"1899" premiered on Netflix on Nov. 17, and on Nov. 30, it was the current third most watched series on Netflix behind “Wednesday” and “Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields.” It has been received with mostly positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes rating it at a 79% on its Tomato-Meter and a…

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The 2022 season was the final one for drum major and senior industrial engineering student Julia Boylan after three years atop the ladder in front of the Pride of the Southland Band. This year was also the first for Michael Stewart as the director of the Pride. Although he has been involved …

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Netflix’s new show “Wednesday” was released less than a week ago and has already claimed the No. 1 spot for TV shows today. There are eight total episodes, each with a duration of approximately 50 minutes. This show follows the story of Wednesday Addams – played by Jenna Ortega – the daughte…

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Following the release of Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album, “Midnights,” the 11-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced that she will be going on tour. However, she will not just be touring “Midnights.” Named “The Eras Tour,” Swift will be singing a medley of the music of her past and…

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There’s a scene near the beginning of “She Said,” Maria Schrader’s adaptation of the best-selling book by the same name, where investigative journalist Megan Twohey returns to work at The New York Times following maternal leave. Twohey, played by the brilliant Carey Mulligan (“Promising Youn…

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Knoxville is a bustling city that houses UT, and this means the population’s demographic is primarily younger adults, specifically in the Fort Sanders area of Knoxville proper. Businesses are very aware of this population makeup and create operation hours that can bring in these young adults…

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“The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes follows Avery Grambs, a struggling orphaned girl with a plan to work extremely hard to get into a good school and leave her unfortunate life in her rearview. However, when Billionaire Tobias Hawthorne leaves his fortune to Avery in his will, it…

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Meals of Hope came to UT on Thursday in accordance with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs from Nov. 14-18. They hosted “Pack to Give Back,” which essentially brought volunteers from both UT’s campus and also the greater Knoxville community to put together meal packages for t…

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Over 100 unionized Starbucks Coffee locations across the United States were closed on Thursday, including the Alcoa Highway and West Hills locations in the Knoxville area, as thousands of workers’ dissatisfaction with the company culminated in an all-day strike.

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This year has given rise to some amazing new television shows that are elevating storytelling and creating characters that audiences can either find glimpses of themselves in or see depictions of the world we live in. With winter break quickly approaching, students will have more free time t…

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On Nov. 1, after securing all 10 slots on the Billboard top-10 chart with her new album, “Midnights,” singer-songwriter and global superstar Taylor Swift announced that she would be going back on tour.

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Marki Lukyniuk, a junior from Ukraine studying violin performance who came to UT as a refugee of war, will perform a benefit concert for his home country on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in room 362 of the Student Union. The concert is free and open to the public, and will provide attendees t…

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It has been around a month since the opening of Thai Time, a new restaurant in Knoxville. The restaurant is owned by the same family that opened Jai Dee Thai and Japanese on UT’s campus.

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Thanksgiving break is right around the corner, but there is still plenty to do here before everyone goes home for the holidays. Whether you prefer to be festive or go take in an art exhibit, UT and the city have plenty to offer in the next few weeks.

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On Nov. 2, Selena Gomez’s documentary, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” was released on Apple TV+. Since then, clips from the film showing the reality behind the scenes of major moments in pop culture and her career have taken the internet by storm. The tear-filled documentary has been goin…

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Though Knoxville becomes the beloved home of around 30,000 students each year from August to May, one fact still remains the pride of every Knoxville native — this is more than a college town. Full of unique attractions that have earned the UT’s home nicknames such as the Marble City, the Sc…

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On Nov. 9 around 6 p.m., a group of students waited outside room 209 in Hodges Library. No, they weren’t on the wrong side of the hall and mistaking a study room for the Starbucks Coffee across the way – all these students were gathering to take part in the UT’s annual short story contest.

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Tuesday was a monumental day in election history as each seat in the House of Representatives and several other statewide and local seats appeared on the ballot halfway through Joe Biden's presidency. In Tennessee, the midterms did not yield many surprises, as incumbents and favored candidat…

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It is fall in Knoxville, and with countless places to visit, it is hard to decide which stop needs to be made first during this cozy season. Nothing says fall like a warm coffee shop where students can go to grab a delicious coffee and study for the upcoming finals season. Here are three cof…

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