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UTK Memes gives humor to campus life Students add original memes to page Wesley Mills News Editor Facebook is the great connector. Students send messages. Businesses check backgrounds. And people from different walks of life are brought together and connected through a common thread. UTK Memes is one of those threads. From 40year-old graduates to freshman enrollees, it’s not uncommon for different people to cross paths and find a common bond with pictures and words meshed together for humor purposes on the UTK Memes page. The page itself is designed to provide humor and insight into the life of a UT college student’s life and mind. MBA graduate student Kylie Pearse said that the humor is based on people’s thoughts. “They put thoughts everyone has, usually based on stereotypes or common university lore, into one short, hilarious sentence with picture,” Pearse said. Pearse found out about the page through a friend, but said she isn’t creative enough to make a meme of her own. “Even if I could come up with one, I don’t have the tech skills to make one,” she said. Many people are able to make pictures of their own and post them onto the wall. Steven Stull, senior in accounting, said that while he hasn’t posted a lot, he hears some of his friends talk about the pictures they have made and posted and said some of them are pretty clever. “A friend posted one on my wall that I thought was funny because it was a professor I had who was really hard and the class was impossible,” Stull said. “It said, ‘Oh you think you’re graduating….See you next semester.’” Stull said it was funny because he and his friends had joked around about it, and with finals

coming up it was very applicable. Stull found the page through Facebook, and that humor is the main reason he likes it. “I suppose it has to do with their everyday routine and is a little comic relief to the difficult college life,” he said. “And it’s much funnier when it’s true and usually the memes are pretty accurate.” Memes on the page are not excluded to just poking fun of teachers or other students. Black bears are just the latest to be the bud of the jokes. Junior Kylann Scheidt, who’s transferring in the fall to American University in Washington, DC, said that her favorite meme had to do with the recent bear incident, and that college students like the page so much because they are all thinking it. “I think that everyone is so infatuated with it because they all know that they are thinking everything that is on those memes,” she said. “Just seeing it on a funny picture just makes everyone connect with it.” But not only does it relate to many student’s thoughts, according to some students; humor is what drives the product. “I just think that it brings a little bit of happiness and joy to people when they see something they can relate to,” Scheidt said. Valentino Constantinou, junior in economics, said that the fact most of the pictures combined with words were funny is what drives traffic to the page. “People are drawn into it because it injects humor into aspects of their everyday annoyances,” he said. Constantinou found it out through Facebook’s news feed and says it’s good because it’s a quick laugh without taking away too much time from productivity. With every posted picture getting multiple likes, comments and shares, it’s not surprising that just five months into creation the page has already accumulated nearly 10,000 likes.

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UT may raise tuition this fall Drought to continue Beacon Staff Reports University of Tennessee students across the state could see an increase in tuition, according to a story published by “The Tennessean” on Thursday. UT System President Joe DiPietro told the Nashville paper that the state Board of Regents finance committee recommended a 6-8 percent increase in tuition for the Knoxville campus, and 4-6 percent for UT-Martin and UT-Chattanooga. A final decision will be made by the system board at its members’ annual meeting June 21 in Knoxville. The board

oversees six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers. The average increase for community colleges will be about 4.3 percent and 6.2 percent for the technology centers. DiPietro told the paper UT is significantly behind peer universities in terms of faculty salaries and bringing in top professors from across the country. Faculty will receive a 2.5 percent raise and the tuition increase will help to fund those raises. The raises are meant to keep the state tuition levels well within the rate proposed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission last fall.

through summer The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Weather conditions that have dried parts of the Tennessee River valley to drought status are expected to persist across a hotter than usual summer. The lack of rainfall is posing challenges for river management to preserve recreation, water quality and municipal water supplies. As summer settles in, any significant rainfall will be limited to passing cold fronts. Most of the rain will come from typical convection thunderstorms, which are shortlived and spotty. The issue isn’t only what rain is or isn’t coming down, but also the moisture evaporating. National Weather Service meteorologist Bobby Boyd recently installed an evapotranspiration gauge at his house near Nashville. “It measures just the reverse of what a rain gauge measures,” Boyd said. Since the first of June, Boyd has been recording about 0.2 inch of moisture evaporating daily from his lawn and its trees. He expects that to increase to about 0.4 inches per day on the hottest days. “If you get a half-inch of rain today, you’ll lose that over the next couple of days,” Boyd said. “A half-inch of rain isn’t going to go very far.” The drought is at its worst in western Kentucky, while abnormally dry conditions exist in West Tennessee, north Alabama and on portions of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, according to the NWS. The Tennessee Valley Authority is watching the situation and moving water Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon from reservoirs to meet miniMany roads have been closed as a result of the campus-wide construction, but new detour signs ease the con- mum standards of stream flow. fusion.

It’s a delicate balance, said Susan Jacks, an agency adviser on river scheduling. The river flows from Knoxville to Chattanooga, across north Alabama and then up to the Ohio River. Its watershed includes much of Tennessee and portions of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky. “Of the 49 reservoirs, those on the upper East Tennessee tributaries are all in good shape,” Jacks said. Once the river makes the bend and flows through Pickwick Landing Dam, the tributary sources become less helpful because of dry conditions and a lack of runoff. So far, moving the water downstream has proved effective. “Kentucky (Lake) is the only reservoir on the Tennessee River that we’re not in the normal operating range,” Jacks said. The river management constraints are numerous. Stream flows must be maintained within prescribed limits to provide drinking water, haul away treated waste water, keep barge traffic moving and allow people to boat and fish for recreation. Marinas are beginning to see marginal effects. Rita Wessinger and her husband own Sportsmen’s Anchor Resort & Marina with 142 boat slips on the western shore of Kentucky Lake at the mouth of Jonathan Creek. “There’s one dock where on one side of it, you have to hug the dock to get your boat into it, but the others are fine,” said Wessinger. Wessinger said many customers have year-round leases. Business has not suffered because of lower water levels, Wessinger said.

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A student stops by the candy counter in the UC for a midday snack.

1215 — Magna Carta sealed Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.” The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation's laws. Although more a reactionary than a progressive document in its day, the Magna Carta was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations. John was enthroned as king of England following the death of his brother, King Richard the Lion-Hearted, in 1199. King John’s reign was characterized by failure. He lost the duchy of Normandy to the French king and taxed the English nobility heavily to pay for his foreign misadventures. He quarreled with Pope Innocent III and sold church offices to build up the depleted royal coffers. Following the defeat of a campaign to regain Normandy in 1214, Stephen Langton, the archbishop of Canterbury, called on the disgruntled barons to demand a charter of liberties from the king. In 1215, the barons rose up in rebellion against the king's abuse of feudal law and custom. John, faced with a superior force, had no choice but to give in to their demands. Earlier kings of England

had granted concessions to their feudal barons, but these charters were vaguely worded and issued voluntarily. The document drawn up for John in June 1215, however, forced the king to make specific guarantees of the rights and privileges of his barons and the freedom of the church. On June 15, 1215, John met the barons at Runnymede on the Thames and set his seal to the Articles of the Barons, which after minor revision was formally issued as the Magna Carta. The charter consisted of a preamble and 63 clauses and dealt mainly with feudal concerns that had little impact outside 13th century England. However, the document was remarkable in that it implied there were laws the king was bound to observe, thus precluding any future claim to absolutism by the English monarch. Of greatest interest to later generations was clause 39, which stated that “no free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised [dispossessed] or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimised...except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.” This clause has been celebrated as an early guarantee of trial by jury and of habeas corpus and inspired England’s Petition of Right (1628) and the Habeas Corpus Act (1679). — This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.


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TN RIVER continued from Page 3 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls water flow on the Cumberland River. Barkley Dam at Grand Rivers, Ky., is the last dam before the river reaches the Ohio River. Corps Ranger David Landis said Friday that Lake Barkley was about 18 inches below its usual summer pool level. “Recreation hasn’t slowed down,” Landis said. “There are still boaters out there. There are still fishermen out there.” If the stream flow isn’t replenished and the lake level drops as low as typical winter pool, Landis said small mud islands would begin to appear and the lake would pull back from its banks. So far, there have been no navigational issues, either for commercial barges or pleasure craft. Barkley Dam and nearby Kentucky Dam,

on the Tennessee River, continue to use water from the lakes for hydro generation of electricity. Meteorologist Christine Wielgos at the Paducah NWS office said rainfall is about 11 inches below normal in western Kentucky. The Drought Assessment Monitor maintained by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration — the parent agency of NWS — showed much of western Kentucky is in a severe drought. Dry conditions in western Kentucky had people literally praying for rain. More than 150 churches in the Ballard, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken and Massac counties were invited to take part from their own pulpits on Sunday. Some rain fell thereafter. The rain gauge at the Paducah NWS office registered 0.39 inches on Monday. Asked Tuesday if there was enough rain to dent the drought, meteorologist Christine Wielgos replied, “Oh, gosh, no.”

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Somalis won’t face trial in sex case The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has dismissed child sex trafficking charges against three individuals who were indicted in a Somali gang sex trafficking ring because they were juveniles at the time the alleged crimes occurred. U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes issued an order last Thursday dismissing the charges against Abdullahi Hashi, Hassan Ahmed Dahir and Abdirahman Abdirazak Hersi, and defense attorneys were trying to get them released from jail this week. Haynes noted in his order that federal prosecutors failed to prove that they were at least 18 years old at the time of the offenses. The three were severed from the trial of nine other defendants held in April after defense attorneys argued that they were younger than reflected by the dates of birth listed in their immigration papers. The three were among some 30 people indicted in a criminal case against members of Somali gangs called the Somali Outlaws, the Somalia Mafia and the Lady Outlaws. The indictment claimed that women, some under the age of 18, were being used a prostitutes in a ring that extended from Minnesota to Ohio and

Tennessee. The first nine people went to trial in Nashville in April and three were convicted and six were acquitted. More defendants from the indictment are expected to go to trial, but no trial date has been set. But prosecutors handling the case have struggled with issues related to the ages of both the victims and the defendants. At the beginning of the trial, federal prosecutors acknowledged that the birth certificate for their main witness, who was identified in court as Jane Doe-2, was fake and it wasn’t clear exactly how old she was. Defense attorneys for the three individuals successfully argued that their clients were juveniles when the alleged crimes occurred between 2006 and 2009 in Minnesota. The three all faced charges of conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking, conspiracy to benefit financially from the sex trafficking of children, attempt to commit child sex trafficking and sex trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion. Haynes noted that under the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act, government prosecutors could seek certification to transfer a juvenile's charges to the district court, but the government has not done that. However, an appeal of his order has been filed with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Union begins safety program The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Amateur Athletic Union will begin what its national president said Tuesday he hopes will foster a “culture of safety” with the implementation of several reforms, including mandatory background screening for all staff, coaches and volunteers. The new screening is set to begin Sept. 1 and coincides with the youth organization’s new membership cycle. No one will be exempt from screening and any questionable information they turn up could permanently disqualify people from participation in AAU programs. AAU’s Board of Directors will have final say on all membership decisions. Everyone involved in AAU programs will also be required to report any known or suspected child abuse to law enforcement. “The new recommendations are not because we suspect anyone, but rather because we expect everyone to do their part to create a strong, new culture of safety,” Stout said. The moves follow a six-month review by two AAU-commissioned task forces that focused on youth protection and adult volunteering screening. They produced a joint 30-page report with 42 recommendations for changes to AAU’s policies, protocols and procedures. AAU commissioned the review last December in the wake of decades-old sex abuse allegations against former president Bobby Dodd. The organization had never faced any abuse allegations prior to those against the 63-year-old, who had it severed all ties with, and he to date has never been charged with a crime. AAU had previously done some random screenings of officials, but they were not mandatory The oldest organization dedicated to youth athletes in the country, the 124-year-old AAU oversees about 30 sports programs for all ages nationwide, including major sports like football, •Photo courtesy of UNC

The Tennessee River’s water levels decrease during the summer season due to lower precipitation.

basketball and baseball to bocce ball, baton twirling and competitive jump rope. More than 500,000 athletes and 50,000 volunteers participate in its programs. The new screening will be done through a contract with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and will take between a few to several days per person depending on the applicant. The company has a special program for nonprofits, which will help to defray a lot of the costs. The company has done more than 5.5 million screenings for different nonprofit organizations over the past 15 years including the Boys & Girls Club, Little League Baseball and Boy Scouts. “They are coming to the right place,” said Beverly McIntosh, who heads LexisNexis’ volunteer screening division. “This is what we do.” But some of the costs will be passed to AAU members, with membership rates increasing by $2 in each of its categories. That means that youth athlete fees will increase from $12 to $14 and from $14 to $16 when new member registration begins. In addition to the background checks, policies will be in place to prevent adults form being alone in rooms with youths. Also AAU will put together a child protection manual to guide its members, and have a zero-tolerance policy for hazing. “It probably should have been done a long time ago....There’s a term we use every day — change. That’s what all this is about,” Stout said. “I don’t think about what we didn’t do, I think about what we are going to do. And that is change the perception of this organization hopefully across the rest of its serving youth across this country.” It’s a perception that probably needs changing after the Dodd allegations. ESPN reported that two former basketball players had accused Dodd of molesting them as children in Memphis and other locations in the 1980s. But Memphis police suspended their investigation a month later because they could not find any victims, and no one has come forward to file a formal criminal complaint.


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Editor’sNote Father’s Day provokes thought Lauren Kittrell Editor-in-Chief My father is a man. My father is tough, strong and intimidating. I guess technically speaking, he's a man's man. He’s the 21st century John Wayne, except better. He’s tough, strong, masculine, reliable, handsome, humble, etc. He’s the kind of man that every girl should want to marry and every boy should want to be. Maybe it was high school sports or perhaps his father's influence. Maybe it was working on his farm or in the steel mill. Maybe it was staying fit through 53 years of discipline and hard work. Maybe it was the years of hunting and fishing or the fact that he never shied away from hands-on labor. Maybe that’s what made him the man he is (I find all of it impressive), but I have another theory. I think any boy can bench press (at least) 100 lbs. I think any boy has the capability to work hard. I think any boy can hunt, fish and fight. Girls, too. That’s why I think the things that make my dad a man’s man are not the things that most men (and women) strive for. He’s a man because of the things that most men and women will never accomplish. I think he’s a man because he loves my mom, his wife of 32 years. I think he’s a man because he takes her on a date every week. I think he’s a man because he leads his family, not selfishly, but with a heart to serve. I think he’s a man because he sacrifices his desires on a day-to-day basis to make his family and faith a priority. I think he’s a man because he's not afraid of what I think, but challenges me out of a love and care greater than I can imagine. I think he’s a man because he raised my brothers, the three greatest young men I have ever known. I think he’s a man because I’ve watched him walk through trials more difficult than I will ever understand. I think he’s a man because I've watched him be a son, a nephew, a brother, a husband, a father and a friend.

I think he’s a man because I watched him smile when his oldest sons got married and I watched him weep when his mom passed away. I think he’s a man because he is the man I look up to and respect more than any other and I know him better than anyone else. My favorite memories include my dad. I’ll never watch “The Parent Trap” (the original, with Hayley Mills) without thinking of him (the dad actually looks and acts like my dad). Our song is "Build me up Buttercup.” I used to cry when he would sing it to me. I’ll never forget driving to Florida with him and going shopping at Seaside as a little girl. I’ll never forget watching “Jaws” with him on the same beach trip (much to the horror of my mom). I’ll never forget the books he bought me and how he would keep me up late just to read them to me. I’ll never forget the first flowers he ever sent me. I’ll never forget the little things, the things that make him the dad I love. But that’s not all. I respect my dad most, not because he loves, cares for and cherishes me, but because he challenges me. He’s honest with me. He’s not afraid to correct me or adjust me. He doesn’t sugar coat anything. Granted, there have been times when I didn’t/don’t appreciate it, but looking back, I’m more thankful for those moments than any others. I’ve watched my dad for the last 21 years and my respect for him has only grown. I love him. Not just on Father’s Day, but every day. I wish I could communicate that effectively. I wish he could hear the things I say about him when he's not around. I wish he could see the effect he has had on my life. What I love the most about my dad is knowing that I don’t deserve a dad like him. His life challenges me to follow his example. I don’t hope to be the girl version of John Wayne (there’s no way that could turn out attractive), but I hope to follow his example in my life as a daughter, niece, sister, future wife, future mother and friend. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you. — Lauren Kittrell is a senior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at lkittre1@utk.edu.

SCRAMBLED EGGS • Alex Cline

RHYMES WITH ORANGE • Hilary Price

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‘Ancient Aliens’ not far from truth C ommitee o f I n f ra ct i o n s by

Greg Bearringer I have an “Ancient Aliens ‘theory’” theory. Let me back up a bit. You might be confused by my contact info below into thinking that I, a grad student in history, would ever give any credence to the thought that ancient aliens ever existed. I assure you that this is not true. There are many reasons why I wouldn’t ever give credence to this “theory” which build on the fact that I both know and can recognize fallacies. Of course, there is a strong argument to be made that any sleazy entertainment value to be gained from watching the show Ancient Aliens— I recently was informed that there is even a drinking game based on it— is not equivalent to the damage caused by idiots profiting by presenting themselves as authorities. I must confess that I love watching Ancient Aliens more than I should. During the fall of 2010, I would head straight from my seminar on Thursdays, pick up some take-out, and chill out in front of the TV watching “Ancient Aliens.” Of course, this is probably not the optimal way to spend my time, but I was not yet married and lived by myself, and those of us who have been there do our best. Anyway, I watched it under similar circumstances to a friend of mine who, as an English major, was required to bash the Twilight books at least twice a day by muttering something like (and please read this in a nasally stuck-up British accent) “I prefer books where characters actually develop” even though she secretly loved them. I have never read the Twilight books and probably won’t, but I never understood the extreme amount of criticism they took. Methinks it has as much to do with their massive profitability and the fact that the pre-teen section in every bookstore became “lame vampire central” as it does to any lack of entertainment value. Even though I remember reading good young adult books — Ender’s Game, anyone? — it’s not like this has been the main source of history’s great masterpieces. The much-loved Hunger Games trilogy isn’t incredibly original and doesn’t offer real insight into the human condition. Entertainment is entertainment.

Where was I? Oh, right, talking about my insane secret love for “Ancient Aliens.” Credibility: intact. Anyway, my “Ancient Aliens ‘theory’” theory is that it is a giant hoax, or rather a parody of everything that academia does with the past-archeologists, philologists, and, yes, historians. Now, to be fair, rarely do respected members of academia ever make wild jumps of logic using information spread across vast distances of both space and time, but it’s not like any academic still reading this after my defense of Twilight didn’t reflexively think of a few examples. Again, these mistakes aren’t on the level of “If its possible, it must be aliens.” We shouldn’t expect this from a parody anyway. Of course, I must clarify what I mean by “parody.” I don’t think that this is intentionally done for humors sake by ancient alien theorists. I think they have unintentionally — or even intentionally, I suppose — accessed the language and the perceived source of “authority” of professional academics. One episode of “Ancient Aliens” includes the word “text” more frequently than even the most verbose literary theory paper. Every episode probes the gaps of knowledge which academics often leave open by choice, since they cannot make even a reasonable claim. In their famous discussion of Peru’s Nazca lines they argue for the presence of airstrips and skyward signs as evidence that aliens had once landed and were expected to return. This not only engendered the classic weak response of archeologists to unknown cites (“It was probably religious”) but also pointed to an unfortunately common fact of study whether serious and farcical: we are limited in our perception of the past by the trappings of the present. In other words, if super advanced aliens did indeed build the Nazca lines, why must we assume they are airstrips? While this question is ridiculous on its face, we must (and do) ask ourselves similar questions about feminist, economic, political, and cultural history: at what point do modern discourses and definitions overwhelm a reasonable view of the past? In other words, feel free to enjoy the splendid ridiculousness of “Ancient Aliens.” Just remember that in the insane ranting of functional idiots lies a warning that we often come much closer to them than we would ever like to admit. OK, not all that close, but you know what I mean. — Greg Bearringer is a graduate student in Medieval Studies. He can be reached at gbearrin@utk.edu.

Music merging from color, genre Social Ra m b li n gs by

Victoria Wright

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What Color is Music? It’s a question avant-garde producer and N.E.R.D front man Pharrell Williams attempts to answer in a collaboration with artist/filmmaker RAE in a new video series called “Stereotypes: What Color is Your Music?” The video opens in Brooklyn with several bystanders and the host of the video, Ryan Hall, gazing at a young man singing Opera. Of course, the catch here is that the guy looks like the quintessential Brooklyn hipster, with black-rimmed wayfarer glasses, a plaid scarf, and a thick black beard that could have housed any number of small birds. Throughout the video, Hall interviews various Brooklyn residents about what music is currently on their iPod. Some answered R&B, while others confidently shared their love of underground bands that only a true hipster could appreciate. One woman, however, stood out to me in the video. When Hall asked her what color music is, she said that music shouldn’t have a color in 2012. And she had a point. Today, when the current trend seems to be “the more unconventional, the better,” most would answer that music doesn’t have a color. To some, the apparent idea of a color in any aspect of our culture seems like a myth. But can music be distinctively one color? Many respondents in the video agreed that there was indeed “black” music, such as R&B. Looking at the genre’s history, the forerunners in R&B, such as BoyzIIMen, Baby Face and Toni Braxton, have paved the way and inspired many artists today. But the faces who ruled the R&B charts ten years ago are not the same today. With techno rap becoming more mainstream and powerhouse voices coming more from songs by Adele over R&B ballads, music isn’t necessarily colorized. In my personal experience, music has never necessarily had a color, but the culture identified with listening to a particular genre has. I attended a predominately white school up until the 7th grade, and my first iPod was filled with Shakira and the

first CD of N.E.R.D. My musical taste was not cultivated by my school environment, but more so from my older sister, who I admired in every way possible. She was the epitome of “cool” to me at that young age, so anything that she found entertaining I did as well. When I finally made the switch from private school to public school in midtown Memphis, my particular taste in music and style wasn’t received so well. The teasing I received for my musical preference was based upon a stereotype of “white” and “black” music. And so my adolescence was shaped between a constant decision to choose between black and white and cool and un-cool, depending upon the crowd I was hanging with. Luckily, as time progressed and I neared the end of high school, a new culture of people started to emerge. Hipsters, once regarded as the outcast and underground groups, were not becoming a mainstream trend, despite their best efforts to keep themselves strictly independent from conventional societal movements. However, “hipsterism” might have saved my dignity as well as how color in music is perceived. Today, most 20-somethings’ iPods are filed with an assortment of artist ranging from Coldplay to Big Kritt. Artists like Wiz Khalifa appeal to a diverse audience due to his free and unapologetic lyrics about marijuana. Genres of music are merging too. The once recognizable sounds of R&B have transformed into a mix of house music influences, hip-hop, and pop. It seems that in music, in general, no line can really be drawn. Perhaps the question isn’t what color music is, but rather what genre is music going to? I only have so much space in these columns, and unfortunately, I’m reaching my word cap. Pharrell posed an interesting question, but in order to look at where music is going, perhaps it’s best to look to the past. Later, I’ll write more about how music has evolved from a colorized platform to a shared cultural experience. Until then, I’ll continue blasting my Coldplay during my morning commute to work. I don’t care that the song doesn’t have bass. I like the band. Period. — Victoria Wright is a junior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at vwright6@utk.edu.


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What: 2012 Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival Where: Bijou Theatre When: 7 p.m. Price: Regular tickets start at $13.50, passes at $20 and VIP tickets at $50. Preston’s take: The “24 Hour Festival” is a day long event in which local filmmakers are given 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and produce a 4-minute film. All audience members are privy to the premiere screenings of all the short films, and after the last one is shown the audience helps vote for the award ceremony. The festival is a unique chance to see some of Knoxville’s up-and-coming filmmakers up close and get a new appreciation for their craft.

Friday, June 15 What: Tennessee Theatre’s Summer Movie Magic presents “The Godfather” Where: Tennessee Theatre When: 8 p.m. Price: $8 Preston’s take: Francis Ford Coppola’s classic gangster epic follows the Corleone family through the murky and violent waters of the New York Mafia scene. There is honestly no need to even sing the praises of this movie — all you need to know is Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando give performances of a lifetime set to a backdrop of some of the finest screenwriting ever to grace Hollywood. If you’ve never seen it, then you must go; if you’ve seen it a million times, go again for the million and first. The movie will be shown again Sunday at 2 p.m.

What: Edwin McCain with Logan Brill Where: Square Room When: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Price: $26 in advance, $28 at the door Our take: McCain is best known for the late-90s wedding-staple “I’ll Be,” but despite his one-hit-wonder status in some eyes, he has trudged on and released seven solo albums spanning a twenty year career. He’s a rootsy singer/songwriter with blues and jazz leanings, and he’s definitely worth a listen if you have the money.

Saturday, June 16 What: Raven Records & Rarities Grand Opening/WUTK Fundraiser Event Where: Relix Variety Theatre — 1208 N. Central Street When: 4:30 P.M. Price: $5 admission, all proceeds go to WUTK. Preston’s take: $5 will sure go a long way at this event. Four performances, two movies (including the UT-made and 70s horror/exploitation classic “The Incoming Freshman”) and endless clips from the “Cas Walker Show” and local bands from the 80s. All proceeds go to keeping good music on the air locally and getting more attention for a really good record store.

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$12.00 per hour, residential window cleaning. Flexible schedule, great opportunity. Call Steve (865)335-2955.

16th PLACE APARTMENTS 3 blocks from UT Law School (1543- 1539 Highland Ave.) 1BR and 2BR apts. only. Brick exterior, carpet, laundry facility on first floor. Guaranteed and secured parking. 24 hour maintenance. No dogs or cats. 32nd year in Fort Sanders. www.sixteenthplace.com. brit.howard@sixteenthplace. com. (865)522-5700.

WALK TO CAMPUS Great Specials! 1BR Apartments. Limited available. No security deposits. Prime Campus Housing (865)637-3444. primecampushousingtn.com.

Gynecology office seeks student for PT clerical work Preferred Biology, English Chemistry or Pre-med Major. Monday through Saturday. 8am - 12noon. Email to knoxville_gyn@yahoo.com . Part-time 25 plus hours a week. Lawn care experience a must. $9/hr. 216-5640. THE TOMATO HEAD KNOXVILLE Now hiring dish and food running positions. Full and part-time available, no experience necessary. Apply in person at 12 Market Square or apply online at thetomatohead.com.

Veterinary Assistant- Animal Caretaker. PT and weekends. Experience helpful but not necessary. $9.00/hr. Apply at Norwood Veterinary Hospital, 2828 Merchants Rd. between 3-5:30PM only. We need coachable, pleasant, dependable people for repeat Shrine fundraiser. Clean, safe and comfortable environment. $8 to $16/hr. Flexible FT/PT hrs avail. No weekends. 865-246-1823.

UNFURN APTS 1 and 2BR Apts. UT area and West Knox area. Call for appointment (865)522-5815. 1BR apartments available beginning in summer. One block from campus. Call between 9 AM and 9 PM. (865)363-4726. South Knoxville/ UT downtown area 2BR apts. $475. Call about our special (865)573-1000.

FOR RENT 1 BR CONDO Pool/Security/Elevator/ Pkg 3 min. walk to Law School. $520R, $300SD, No app. fee. 865 (4408-0006 , 250-8136). 12th Street in the Fort 2BR, 1BA apt in older house. Great front porch. Central H/A, Hardwood floors, W/D, off street parking. No Pets. $870/mo. 615-300-7434 865-389-6732.

1BR, LR, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, private parking and entrance. Utilities not included. 2011 Highland. Walking distance to campus. Very Clean,. Available now. $400/mo. Call 522-3325. AVAILABLE FOR FALL 3BR, 1BA apt. in older house in the Fort. Central H/A, off streeet parking. No pets. Leave message $380/per person (615)300-7434.(865)3896732. CAMPUS 2 BLOCKS 2BR ($695- $895) and 3BR ($990) apt available beginning Summer or Fall. Restored hardwood floors. Historic Fort Sanders. No pets UTK-APTS.com 933-5204.

Hialeah Apartments $390 Student Special! 1BR apt. off Chapman Hwy. Convenient to Busline. Quiet Community - Pool and Basketball. Please call 865-573-5775 HUNTINGTON PLACE UT students! Only 3 miles west of campus. Eff. to 3BR. Hardwood floors. Central H/A. Pets allowed. (865)588-1087.

VICTORIAN HOUSE APTS Established 1980 3 blocks behind UT Law School. 1, 2 and 3BR apartments. VERY LARGE AND NEWLY RENOVATED TOP TO BOTTOM. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, porches, 3BR’s have W/D connections. 2 full baths, dishwashers. Guaranteed and secured parking. 24 hour maintenance. No dogs or cats. www.sixteenthplace.com. brit.howard@sixteenthplace. com. (865)522-5700.

HOUSE FOR RENT 3BR 2BA townhouse in Fort Sanders. Central H/A, W/D, DW and parking. For more info contact fortsandersrentals@gmail.com 3BR, 2.5BA, W/D, very nice and close to campus. $350/mo. per person. Call 385-0512 or visit www.volhousing.com. 4BR 2BA Large parking area, wrap-around deck. 3 miles from campus. $1,000/mo. Call Rick 865-806-9491, 7 minutes UT. 2 doors from Cherokee Golf Course. H/W, charming, 3BR, 2BA, Large LR with bar, Large kitchen, W/D, all appliances , Call Jim at 363-1913.

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Sunday, June 17 What: Daddy Don’t with TBA Where: Pilot Light When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 Our take: Local band with a synth rock feel. Good price, good venue, worth a trip.

CONDOS FOR RENT CONDOS FOR LEASE ON UT CAMPUS 2 & 3BR units available for lease in popular complexes on UT Campus. Most include internet, cable, W/D, water, sewer and parking. University Real Estate & Property Mgmt., LLC 865-673-6600 www.urehousing.com or rentals@urehousing.com

ROOMMATES Looking for roommates 11th Place Condos. Call (865)599-3239 or 599-3284. Male roommate wanted. 2BR/ 2BA. No pets. No smoking. Preferably quiet. Westcliff Condominiums Contact jwskipper22@gmail.com

CONDOS FOR SALE 3BR, 3BA condo at Woodlands. UT shuttle, pools, fitness center. Buy for less than rent. 3950 Cherokee Woods Way #1422 $165,900. (865)919-2456.

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Houses in the Fort available for Fall. 4, 5, and 7BR, includes appliances and internet. Call 521-7324. Old North Knoxville. 3 miles to UT. 3BR, 1.5BA, newly remodeled. Refrig. range, D/W, W/D, $900/mo. No security deposit. No pets. 1121 Overton Place. 865-250-1397. Walk to class. 2, 4 and 7BR, 2BA homes. Central H/A, all appliances furnished, including Washer Dryer, off street parking. Call (865)388-6144.

CONDOS FOR RENT 2BR, 2BA Condo. $695/mo Available now. Half off first month’s rent. Call 865-688-9988 ext. 112 Next to UT Medical Center. Large condo with 3BR, 2.5BA, living room, dining room, 2 car garage. Community pool and guest house. Very safe and quiet (located on cul-de-sac). Guarded 24/7. No smoking and no pet allowed. Available in June. $1250/mo. 865-387-4897.

Easy walk to campus. 3BR, 2BA. Only unit with 3 parking spaces. W/D, balcony, cable and internet included. Laurel Station Condos. 615-969-1013 $189,000. FSBO Student housing, Laurel Station. 3BR/2BA, designated parking spaces, stainless appliances, full size W/D, new flooring, security system, private balcony, cable/ internet included in low HOA fees. 404-824-2291 Southeastern Glass Building The Best of Urban Living! On-Site Parking and Storage 1BR lofts from $164,500 2BR lofts from $246,500 555 West Jackson (Downtown) Downtown Realty Inc. www.SEGKnox.com 865-588-5535

ANNOUNCEMENTS Circle Modern Dance offers $5 classes in Ballet, Modern technique, and Improvisation, Wednesdays and Sundays. 1st class FREE. www.circlemoderndance.com. 865-309-5309.

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THESPORTSPAGE

Friday, June 15, 2012

Three UT athletes join Team USA three runs in a dominating 11-1 (4 inn.) victory over Canada. The USA Women’s National team will Though the 2012 season may be over, three University of Tennessee softball compete in six different events in the players will keep on playing as members of United States and Canada. Fans in the Team USA, highlighted by rising senior United States will get four opportunities Lauren Gibson being named to the U.S. to see the team in action with two exhibiWomen’s National Team for the second tion stops scheduled as well as the Title IX 40th Anniversary Celebration Game consecutive year. A constant in the infield serving as against Canada on June 23 and the World UT’s second baseman, Gibson started in Cup of Softball VII presented by Lumber all 66 contests during the 2012 season. Liquidators, June 27- July 2, in Oklahoma She was tremendous both in the field and City. Following the World Cup, the Women’s at the plate, only committing two miscues for the top-rated defense in the country National Team is slated to compete July 4along with posting a .314 batting average 9 at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch to go along with 54 runs scored, seven International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada, and July 13-22 at the doubles, a team-best 13 home runs. Tabbed an All-American in each of the International Softball Federation (ISF) last two seasons, Gibson also swiped 16 Women’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. bags, posted 46 RBIs Tennessee will also and registered 12 have a pair of standouts multi-hit and 10 multion the USA Elite team in RBI games. rising juniors Ellen “Lauren Gibson is a Renfroe and Madison solid player with interShipman. national experience A First-Team Allwho played for the U.S. American for Tennessee Women’s Team last in the circle, Renfroe year and was very boasted a phenomenal instrumental in it win27-5 overall record with a ning several gold 1.24 ERA in 2012. She medals,” Tennessee Copitched 15 solo shutouts Head Coach Ralph and registered 280 strikeWeekly said. “We are outs over 231 innings of proud of Lauren. She work while allowing represents UT softball, opponents to hit at just a the University of .179 clip. Tennessee and our Renfroe holds six country in the best poscareer wins over teams •Photo courtesy of utladyvols.com sible manner all the ranked #1, #2 or #3, time.” Lauren Gibson stands preincluding handing #1 Having been chosen pared to bat. Alabama its first loss of again for a spot on the prominent squad, Gibson is one of three the season back on March 21 (5-2) and Lady Vols to ever suit up for the national blanking #1 and defending national chamteam, as Kelly Grieve and 2008 Olympic pion Arizona State (3-0) in Tempe, Ariz., Silver Medalist Monica Abbott have also on Feb. 11. She also three-hit third-ranked represented their country at the highest Florida, punching out a season-high 15 batters during a 1-0 shutout on March 11. level. Joining Gibson as the other half of As a member of Team USA in 2011, Tennessee’s potent middle infield combo, Gibson won gold at the World Cup of Softball VI in Oklahoma City, Okla., and at Shipman was one of nation’s best RBI prothe Pan Am Games held in Guadalajara, ducers, tallying 63 on the year and a conference-best 33 in league matchups. Mexico. The Pasadena, Md., native played in Serving as the squad’s starting shortstop five contests with four starts at the World in all 66 games, Shipman committed just Cup of Softball, recording hits against five errors in 183 chances. Hailing from Valencia, Calif., Shipman Japan and Great Britain. In the final versus Team Japan, she entered the match-up blasted a team-best 18 multi-RBI games to for the U.S. as a defensive replacement. In go along with 17 multi-hit efforts. She the finale of the Pan Am Games, Gibson posted a .311 batting average with 11 doubelted a first-inning home run and scored bles, two triples, 10 HRs and 21 stolen bases.

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Students practice their volleyball skills late at night Tuesday, June 12. Volleyball is one of the intramural sports TRECS offers during the summer.

Sandusky trial continues The Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Three more accusers took the stand at Jerry Sandusky's sexabuse trial Thursday, one of whom said the former Penn State assistant football coach called himself the “tickle monster” before embracing him in a shower and another who said he was forced into sex acts during more than a hundred nights he spent in the excoach’s home. The three alleged victims who testified Thursday brought to eight the number of accusers to take the stand over the trial's first four days. Jurors also heard about two other alleged victims who have not been located by investigators. The ex-coach faces 52 criminal counts involving alleged assaults of 10 boys over a 15-year span. He denies the charges, which brought disgrace to Penn State and led to the ouster of both the school’s president and

Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky’s attorney questioned accusers Thursday about connections they had with other alleged victims. The defense has claimed that the accusers have financial motives, but they’ve all denied that. After testimony ended Thursday, Judge John Cleland said court would resume on Monday. “Between now and then, we've got three days of temptation. I can’t tell you — although I tried to express it a number of times — how important it is that you not talk, text, tweet, watch televisions, let anybody talk to you about it, share any information — particularly share any opinions about what you think may be going on in the case,” he told jurors. “It’s better to say absolutely nothing.” Senior Deputy Attorney General Joseph McGettigan told The Associated Press that prosecutors had not yet rested in their case against Sandusky.


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