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As the semester draws to a close, a consistent wave keeps crashing over me. It’s a wave filled with nostalgia, anxiety and optimism as the realization that I’m graduating takes hold of me. It’s hard for me to fathom that I will be finished with school in under three weeks.

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Hello, and thank you for supporting student media by reading The Daily Beacon. My name is Daniel Dassow — rhymes with “lasso” — and I will have the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief for the 2022-23 academic year. I am a junior majoring in English and religious studies, and I have writt…

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When you think of Knoxville’s history, you might automatically jump to the 1982 World’s Fair that earned the city its “scruffy” label. Maybe you think of James White who settled here in 1786 and was around for the naming of the city five years later. Or, maybe you turn to one of Knoxville’s …

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On Aug. 23, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first COVID-19 vaccine to gain the agency’s approval, there was a rush of new vaccine mandates across the country.

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As everyone continues into what are still uncharted waters, it is more important now than ever to be familiar with the most crucial COVID-19 resources available on UT’s campus, including testing and quarantine resources as well as mental health support.

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In her COVID-19 update livestream on Aug. 18, Chancellor Donde Plowman discussed the data related to case counts, the first identified cluster of cases and how the university is dealing with rooms being cleaned as a result of possible COVID-19 cases.

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“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a saying many American children grew up with, repeated verbatim to encourage more environmentally friendly mindsets. But what if that adage is wrong? What if recycling isn’t as beneficial as we once supposed?

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The Fort Sanders neighborhood, located adjacent to UT, is the home of many UT students due to its walkability and close proximity to campus. However, with an area highly populated by college students and therefore partying, the neighborhood is also subject to great deals of pollution.