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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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While a relatively high 66% of college students nationwide voted in the 2020 presidential elections, many are left in the dark about how to get involved in local campaigns, which happen yearly. Knox County held a major election in early August, which decided several elected positions, includ…

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Political unrest, rising inflation, closing businesses and a narrowing job market are issues familiar to all Americans. Some 45 years ago, they were all too familiar to East Tennesseans, attempting to recover from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.

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Early voting for the August 4 primary and general elections began on July 15. The ballot is the longest since August 2014, with voters expected to weigh in on candidates for up to 61 different positions. The early voting period runs until July 30. Voters do not have to register with a politi…

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The 2022 election season is quickly approaching. Tennessee primaries for federal and state government offices are on August 4, and early voting begins on July 15. The deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot is July 28, but Tennessee only allows absentee voting under certain circumstances, w…

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The wildly controversial release of CD Projekt Red’s “crown jewel” video game just under 2 years ago, known as Cyberpunk 2077, left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. Another respected developer had manipulated consumers in marketing their unfinished product and effectively sold an unpolished…

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Downward Dogs took place on Wednesday at the Student Union Plaza, and with that came an experience for students to better their mind while they tackle the upcoming semester. The event was curated by the Campus Events Board (CEB).

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Remember being a kid and always being excited to go to restaurants to eat good food, even if it's just french fries? Remember trying to act all fancy, sitting poised, going through the menu and ordering whatever sounds good? What made it even more fun was being with friends and family. With …

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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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The University of Tennessee has a blend of lush trees and grassy areas mixed in with the historical, orange-tinted brick buildings all cozied up next to the Tennessee River, a set up that gives the homey feeling Rocky Top is known for.

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In a residential area off of Kingston pike is a new hidden gem, Bear Den Books, which is an independent bookstore that opened on July 9. The shop is located at 1200 Kenesaw Avenue, which is in the heart of the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood. This specific neighborhood was one of the first subur…

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Throughout the month of August, UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has housed Native American artifacts in the “Repatriation of Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee” exhibit.

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On Tuesday, the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration held a part-time job fair in the Student Union building from 1-4 p.m. which brought in different employers from across the Knoxville area, and with that, job opportunities came forth.

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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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For newcomers and natives alike, Knoxville and its sprawling neighborhoods can be confusing to navigate. The city of Knoxville is part of broader Knox County, which includes the town of Farragut and several smaller and unincorporated communities.

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While a relatively high 66% of college students nationwide voted in the 2020 presidential elections, many are left in the dark about how to get involved in local campaigns, which happen yearly. Knox County held a major election in early August, which decided several elected positions, includ…

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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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Knoxville has a lot of new changes coming this fall, which are sure to be exciting for the start of this next semester. From new establishments to unique experiences downtown, there is something to pique anyone’s interest. Be sure to check out the following when returning to the fun and fast…

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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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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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Political unrest, rising inflation, closing businesses and a narrowing job market are issues familiar to all Americans. Some 45 years ago, they were all too familiar to East Tennesseans, attempting to recover from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.

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Early voting for the August 4 primary and general elections began on July 15. The ballot is the longest since August 2014, with voters expected to weigh in on candidates for up to 61 different positions. The early voting period runs until July 30. Voters do not have to register with a politi…

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The 2022 election season is quickly approaching. Tennessee primaries for federal and state government offices are on August 4, and early voting begins on July 15. The deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot is July 28, but Tennessee only allows absentee voting under certain circumstances, w…

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I first heard Regina Spektor’s voice when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was the first half-second of her song “Fidelity,” where she whispers the words “shake it up” very quickly and like a secret. Over the most pleasing syncopations I’d ever heard, she defined hers as a heart that never has tim…

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Hundreds of protestors gathered in downtown Knoxville on Friday in response to a decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. In an opinion split along conservative and liberal lines, the court overturned the 1973 decision which established a constitutional basis for the right to a…