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Group makes campus green RJ Vogt News Editor “I thought it’d be good to have a Green Tip at the beginning of every meeting,” Hannah Slodounik, UT’s sustainability outreach coordinator, said at the first Eco-Vols meeting Wednesday night. “What I have today is not earth-shattering by any means ... but it’s to bring a reusable bag when you go shopping,” she added. This simple idea is just one of many that Eco-Vols hopes to bring to UT residents this year. The organization, an environmental leadership program, reaches out to any student living in UT housing. Tara Sripunvoraskul • The Daily Beacon Be it a dorm, a sorority or fra- A student searches for bottle caps during RecycleMania on March 15, 2011. UT finternity house, or even an onished first in the nationwide competition with help from student volunteers and UT campus apartment, Eco-Vols aims to increase UT’s sustain- recycling staff. ability. UT has made strides recentefforts, the club was able to pledges, recycling “dorm David Hayes, sophomore in save over 450 trees in a school storms” and a game day com- ly, using composting and recylogistics, has returned for wide recycling campaign. She petition will occur throughout cling to eliminate wasted mateanother year with Eco-Vols. hopes to bring that passion to the POWER Challenge, but rials for events (zero waste “It gives freshman a good UT. Slodounik seeks more than events). Slodounik hopes to opportunity to get involved,” “I think it’s important that just old ideas revisited. She get more students involved Hayes said. “Myself, I got everybody gets involved in wants student input to drive and excited about the more involved in other organi- community projects, instead of Eco-Vols. progress. zations like SGA, and Eco-Vols just individual people,” Tipton “The more people you can “This is a program about was a big part of why I went on said. you guys and what you want to get involved in Eco-Vols, the to do those things. It’s a really bigger difference you can Eco-Vols will provide their do,” she said. cool tool.” The students proceeded to make,” she said. first community project in The meeting consisted of October, a program called the brainstorm, offering ideas like Tipton agrees, noting the mostly freshmen girls, many of POWER (Program of Water, timed shower races and water urgency of the energy situation whom were interested in not Energy and Recycling) bottle exchanges. They also in today’s world. only getting involved, but also Challenge. Every residence discussed promoting green “We really need to move in increasing sustainability hall competes against one apps for smartphones, which toward a sustainable future,” awareness on campus. another in an effort to more have become prevalent among Tipton said. Linda Tipton, freshman in efficiently manage on campus college students. Most stuFor more information on environmental science, partici- resources. dents do not realize apps exist Eco-Vols, visit their Facebook pated in a similar club at her Activities like lightbulb that could help them save ener- page or contact Slodounik at high school. Through their exchanges, email@example.com. power-down gy.
Humanities Center hosts lecture on honor, cosmopolitanism Jackie Hodge Contributor On Wednesday, Sept. 5, students, faculty and visitors attended “The Life of Honor,” a lecture presented by Dr. Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah, at the Frank H. McClung Museum. His lecture was the kick-off event to celebrate UT’s new Humanities Center’s first full term of operations. Appiah’s lecture focused on two main ideas: honor and cosmopolitanism. On the subject of honor, Appiah said, “An honorable person cares about being worthy of respect.” Appiah said that honor is dependent on social identity, and codes of honor determine how one should behave. There was much talk about the notion of “collective honor,” or the idea that one person’s actions can positively or negatively affect the honor of many (for example, how the world view of Americans can be affected based on the actions of its political leaders).
On the subject of cosmopolitanism, or global citizenship, Appiah said, “We should care about the fate of all citizens, not just those in our society.” He cautioned listeners to be careful in their approach, however, citing two separate incidents regarding the stopping of female genital-cutting in different cultures. One incident actually led to an increase in female circumcision; another was more successful in stopping the practice. The lecture was well received, with many giving Appiah a standing ovation. Students attended the lecture for many different reasons. Matthew Smith, a Ph.D. student in English, has read many of Appiah’s books and appreciated his humanistic approach. “His personality was what I expected from reading his books,” said Smith. “He had a refreshing ethical standpoint. He is concerned about what it means to be a good human being in the world.”
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Band pepped for game Joshua Riggins Contributor The Pride of the Southland Band has a lot on its plate this Saturday. The Pride, which was founded in 1869 as a small pep band, has grown into a Tennessee institution and a welcome sight in Neyland Stadium. On Saturday, the band will perform many of Tennessee’s greatest traditions, including the Salute to the Hill. “The Hill is the most historic part of campus,” said Grant Story, a band member and junior in the music program. Freshmen members of the band are particularly excited for Saturday’s game. “Some people are nervous, but not me. You just have to know your stuff,” Michael Pass, freshman in music, said. “It’s all about getting in the zone.”
The most well-known tradition is opening the T at the end of pre-game. Story emphasized that Neyland is different from any other stadium, and when the band opens the T, it gets loud. For first-timers, it can be an inspiring experience. “It’s going to be the first time I get to open the T, so that’s pretty exciting,” said Pass. “It makes me proud to be from Tennessee.” Dr. Gary Sousa, director of bands, believes the Pride can change the outcome of the game. The band will do everything it can to energize the crowd. Despite the hard work that goes into a successful game day performance, band members are excited to play their best and show Tennessee fans a good time. See SOUTHLAND on Page 3
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A member of the Pride of the Southland Band performs in front of a home football crowd in Neyland Stadium against Georgia on Oct. 8, 2011.
Protesters, police clash at DNC convention The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As dozens of protesters blocked a busy intersection near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week, they were surrounded and outnumbered by heavily armed police officers who appeared ready to move in. When the situation was resolved with a conversation instead of a confrontation, it helped demonstrate why the tallies of arrests have stayed low at this year’s national political conventions.
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Police have balanced overwhelming shows of manpower with flexibility during the Democratic convention and last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, helping to keep the number of people arrested or detained at 21 and 2, respectively. Another big factor has been lowerthan-expected turnout for protesters, who have also stopped short of the mayhem that unfolded at other conventions in recent years. Neither of this year’s conventions has had violence or significant property dam-
age. By contrast, more than 800 people were arrested at the Republican National Convention in 2008, and another 150 at the Democratic convention that year. The impasse during the roadblock Tuesday in Charlotte was resolved when a protester asked to speak to the police chief, and they worked out a deal to allow the group to continue walking through the city’s central business district. Police could already have pounced on the group for infractions ranging from marching without a permit to wearing masks — not to men-
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tion the two hours they spent blocking the road. “It’s all about communication,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said. “You have to watch what’s going on, be prepared. But you don’t want to be too aggressive.” A former longtime law enforcement officer who runs a Tampa security company said if thousands of protesters had shown up, he expects police there and in Charlotte would have made many more arrests.
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IN SHORT 1986 — Tutu becomes archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu becomes the archbishop of Cape Town, two years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid in South Africa. As archbishop, he was the first black to head South Africa’s Anglican church. In 1948, South Africa’s white minority government institutionalized its policy of racial segregation and white supremacy known as apartheid — Afrikaans for “apartness.” Eighty percent of the country’s land was set aside for white use, and black Africans entering this territory required special passes. Blacks, who had no representation in the government, were subjected to different labor laws and educational standards than whites and lived in extreme poverty while white South Africans prospered.
Organized anti-apartheid protests began in the 1950s, and in the 1960s Nelson Mandela and other antiapartheid leaders were imprisoned. In the 1970s, a new phase of protest began, with black trade unions organizing strikes and Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness movement, calling on blacks to defend their African culture. After the Soweto uprising of June 1976, more than 500 black activists, including Biko, were killed by police. In the 1980s, protests continued, and the South African government resorted to strong-arm tactics, using the military and police to suppress opposition to white rule. Thousands of blacks were killed. Meanwhile, a black Anglican minister named Desmond Tutu, who in 1975 became the first black dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg, was emerging as an important
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leader of the anti-apartheid movement. He advocated nonviolence and successfully pushed for international sanctions against South Africa. In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The next year, he was installed as Johannesburg's first black Anglican bishop. When Desmond Tutu was elected the first black archbishop of Cape Town, he became the spiritual leader of nearly two million Anglicans in South Africa and more than a million others in neighboring countries. In his new position, he continued his outspoken criticism of apartheid. Desmond Tutu retired as Anglican archbishop in 1996, two years after majority rule came to South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress. — This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.
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Michael Vannuland, first year graduate student in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, instructs Riley Bernard, second year graduate student in EEB, on the next step to solving a difficult climb on the climbing wall in HPER Thursday.
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Around Rocky Top FIRST PLACE Austin Bornheim Asst. Sports Editor Georgia State 10 - Tennessee 45 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 27 vs. Missouri 17
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FIRST PLACE David Cobb Asst. News Editor Georgia State 10 - Tennessee 48 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 32 vs. Missouri 24
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FIRST PLACE Preston Peeden Associate Editor Georgia State 14 - Tennessee 48 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 35 vs. Missouri 21
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SECOND PLACE Lauren Kittrell Sports Editor Georgia State 13 - Tennessee 37 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 24 vs. Missouri 20
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Students take advantage of the new community area in the Humanities building on Thursday afternoon. The new lounge features magnetic bulletin boards, wire frame chairs and plenty of electric outlets for students.
APIAH continued from Page 1A Not everyone was impressed, however. Students such as Amanda Capannola, senior in American Studies, attended the lecture at the advice of her professors due to her interest in interdisciplinary studies. “Honestly, I was kind of disappointed,” said Capannola. “I expected him to be more progressive, not so inclusive, to address the structures that shape our notion of honor instead of just talking about them as if they’re normal.” Following the lecture, audience members had the chance to
THIRD PLACE Casey Lawrence Ad Sales Georgia State 3 - Tennessee 70 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 31 vs. Missouri 27
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DEAD STINKIN’ LAST Emily Delanzo Managing Editor Georgia State 7 - Tennessee 42 No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M No. 16 Nebraska vs. UCLA Purdue vs. No. 22 Notre Dame No. 7 Georgia 32 vs. Missouri 14
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SOUTHLAND continued from Page 1A “We’ve got a lot of faithful fans,” said Story. “It’s the first time many of them get to hear Rocky Top this season.” The Pride of the Southland has also had a surge in membership this year. Better upperclassman retention and a healthy freshman class have boosted the band’s numbers to 330 players on the field. “Most people want to be there, they work really hard, and it’s fast paced,” said Pass. “They expect a whole lot more than high school band.” Local recruitment at area high schools and a performance at the Knox County Marching Band Exhibition last fall showed incoming freshmen that the band is a great way to make friends and get involved on campus. However, practice has not made it easier for members trying to cope with the heat. “The heat can make it hard to do your best,” Story said, “but if you stay hydrated and wear the right clothing, you’ll be fine.”
engage Appiah in a question and answer session. There was also a reception in the rotunda of the museum, where guests could converse with Appiah and enjoy the food that was provided. The event was free and open to the public. It was sponsored by the University of Tennessee Humanities Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Haines-Morris Endowment Fund, and Ready for the World Intercultural and International Initiative. Appiah joined Princeton University’s faculty in 2002 as Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values. He was born in London and raised in Ghana, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cambridge University in England. Appiah is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, an honor given to him by President Obama. Student safety is the band’s first priority. Faculty members have given the students frequent water breaks and advice on how to stay cool and hydrated. Despite the heat, Story looks forward to this year’s marching season. “A bigger band means everyone is competing for a spot, so everyone is on their A-game,” Story said, summing up the Pride’s attitude. “It’s great to be a part of the band and directly involved with the tradition of Tennessee football.”
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Somewhere... Hopefully Rethink childhood dreams Preston Peeden Associate Editor When I was in third grade, my teacher gave me an unrealistic dream. I was in Mrs. Prince’s class with a dejected expression on my face as I looked at our recentlygraded math quizzes. I looked around at my classmates and saw their As and Bs. I couldn’t help but feel bad about myself. In my hands was a solid D resting above a sea of red ink and crossed-out equations. The only question on the paper I had gotten completely right was my name. Even then, I had trouble with writing capital Ps in cursive. Mrs. Prince spotted my melancholia and told me to stay after the bell. We talked for a minute or two, after which not only had she agreed to meet with me outside of class, she also told me something that would change my life. She said that if I worked as hard as I could, I could be “the president someday.” My imagination ran wild. I saw myself in a limo, draped on both sides by American flags, a bald eagle perched on my shoulder and Brett Favre (who, being a young Packers fan, I couldn’t help but idolize) delivering my inauguration speech. I was now set on the path towards the presidency. All I had to do was work hard and finally master long division (skills I’m not sure Rick Perry has done either). Needless to say, I no longer think I can be the president. I’m a history major whose longest term of employment is at this newspaper. I’m not a member of the Skull and Bones or even an Ivy Leaguer. Essentially, I’m not qualified to be president, which suits me perfectly. This is because, as I found out, that I — in no way — would want to be president. Honestly, no one should ever want to be president.
Think about it — being the president is the worst job there is. While there are undeniable perks about the job (having your own security staff and being able to get over a thousand likes and retweets for every social media update you make are a few), they pale in comparison to the negatives. For starters, at the most I would have only eight years of job security, and after that I am in a stasis of retirement. Also, no matter what I do, over a hundred million people will disagree with my every decision. I’d never get a moment’s peace, and would essentially be an ER doctor on-call for four to eight years. I wouldn’t even be able to go on vacation without having the media and a team of security following my every move. The only people under more scrutiny than the president are A-list celebrities, but at least they can get away with making dumb comments. It takes a special person to run this country. When people think of the qualities of our commander and chief, words like intelligence, patriotism and devotion come to mind. When I think about our presidents, I think about egos. It takes an incredible ego to run this country, because you have to think that no matter what happens, you know better than everyone else. You have to believe that what you want for this country is actually right for the entire country. Mrs. Prince told me that I could be the president one day. At the time I naively took it as a compliment, but now I’m not so certain. There are a multitude of reasons why anyone would want to be president, and regardless of their ardent patriotism or their sense of duty, the satisfaction of one’s ego is an ever-present quality in our politicians. Egos are just as much a part of life as they are of politics. And their ubiquity should lead everyone to reconsider their own candidate choices in any election cycle. As for me, I wish Mrs. Prince had told me to be an astronaut… — Preston Peeden is a senior in history. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Studying in Hodges Library has become a somewhat frustrating task with all of the construction going on. Besides dodging the various pathways designated for construction workers and spending hours hunting down a computer, there’s the endless noise of jackhammers that makes it extremely difficult to concentrate on much of anything, let alone print a paper five minutes before class. Of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the library is not the only thing at UT currently undergoing construction. If you have tried to walk from the Hill to Pedestrian Walkway, you have surely found yourself making a long and arduous detour because of the University Center construction site. If you have walked down to TRECS, you have seen the massive new music building that is being built on Volunteer Boulevard. It seems that it has become almost impossible to quickly and easily walk or drive anywhere on campus anymore, and it certainly feels like the construction is never going to end. The injustice of it all is that I, and many other students currently at UT, will graduate long before most of these beautiful new buildings and projects are completed. We will not be able to use the buildings that our tuition money paid for, nor will we be able to walk through a constructionfree campus. The construction projects that have ruined the aesthetics of our campus and that provide us with hours of traffic detours and distracting noise are not ours to enjoy. Construction on campus is always a doubleedged sword. We as students have a difficult time
appreciating the fact that these buildings will be of benefit to the university as we watch them cause our tuition to rise. Do we really need a new student center? Is it really worth adding another engineering building? Was the Commons in the library in desperate need of renovation? And do I really have to pay for all of these projects? It is a rather unfortunate fact of the American university system, but the answer is yes: we do need a new student center, new music and engineering buildings, and better common areas in the library. Whether or not we like to admit it, universities are businesses, and businesses must remain competitive. More and more students are coming to college each year, and in order for UT to continue to attract qualified students, we must provide excellent resources for our students. We already have phenomenal faculty at UT, and our student body is increasing in intelligence and competitiveness each year. As superficial as it may seem, facilities are just as important a resource in recruiting students. Our new music building will provide the kind of space and acoustics for our highly-competitive music program, and for once our musicians will not be stuck in buildings that are falling in on themselves. The new UC will have more meeting space so that more student groups can use the space for its intended purpose — to serve the students. The traffic, the disruptions, and the noise are hardly desirable, and it is certainly a shame that most of the current students will not get a chance to enjoy the fruits of the construction labor. However, I love my school, and I want to see it grow and improve as the years continue on. I have faith in our faculty and our students, and if UT remaining a competitive university requires me to drive a few more minutes each day and pay a few more dollars each year, I am more than willing to do my part. — Sarah Russell is a senior in history. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Like so many other discussions on the matter of unwanted, coercive sexual activity, the conclusion to Tuesday’s cover piece could have been condensed very accurately by just saying “Watch your backs out there, gals. Especially if you’re looking, uh, fertile? Yeah, cut that fertile thing out. Seriously, you broads were warned.” Included were the field-tested defense mechanisms used as precautions against some basic tactics used by the faceless enemy in the shadows: Don’t let your drink get poisoned. Move in defensive units, preferably in a vanguard formation, and don’t lag behind the herd. It didn’t say a whole lot about alcohol itself, strangely enough, just the fact that if might get, eh, modified by drugs. Sure, first let’s pretend we don’t drink, and that “drugs” are what really get people assaulted. You know, if you’re not careful enough against … well, it’s not really said against whom. Something to do with drugs. A phenomenon that you can only hope to defend yourself against. The next logical step here is to demand more male accountability and to push the controversy completely away from how women (should) behave or dress. And perhaps that would suffice. In any case, I strongly believe it is simply not constructive to, at least when advertised brazenly on the front of a collegiate newspaper as if there was a real discussion going on, have a list of statistical dos and don’ts for women and act like sexual assault is a perfectly natural phenomenon. Blame culture and get upset. Do something; by treating rape like a force of nature, you only defend it. What we would call sexual assault is a perfectly natural phenomenon to the rest of the world’s most social, sexually-reproducing species,
comparable to not dying, or, well, reproducing. These are two of our life’s most powerful, enslaving instincts that we’ve managed to work a certain amount of cerebral say into — think suicide and prophylactics. If that seems obvious, that’s the point. We’re so capable of crippling self-awareness, of looking at the man behind the projector screen in our heads — and it’s terrifying at first, and so often paradoxical, it just doesn’t fit neatly into many of the systems we’ve created for ourselves. We’re just not conditioned to see ourselves as animals. This, I think, caps self-perception/reflection at a lower level than is necessary. A holistic scientific education that got people used to the idea that they were both in control and not so in control might go a long way towards that goal. The paradox: despite our unprecedented cognitive determinism, humans have a very strong, chronic, involuntary reproductive desire. No, desire implies too much control; compulsion would be a better term, an example of which is pornography. But there are many, many other environmental and internal compulsions that keep us from hurting others with it — the threat of punishment by law just doesn’t begin to cover it. By only talking about what women can do in regard to sexual assault, we don’t just assert the fallacy that a fixed amount of men will sexually assault no matter what, to the point that it’s unenforceable and therefore not even worth addressing, but that it can never get better, so why try and do anything about it? The problem just continues. At the very least, a little something about severely vilifying anyone who sexually assaults wouldn’t have hurt. If the issue is as black and white as “us vs. them,” then for the love of god, demoralize any would-be enemies by launching a few nasty warning strikes: If you take sexual advantage of someone, we will find you. Your character will be destroyed. Your face will be known. You will be very sorry. — Wiley Robinson is a senior in ecology and evolutionary biology. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Event brings art downtown Roller girls draw diverse crowd sponsored or endorsed by the City of Knoxville. “I started the Knoxvillefirstfriday.com site (in) June of 2008, and (First Friday) had been During the first Friday of every month, down- going on before this, probably by a year or so,” Lareau said. “Back then, I found very little infortown Knoxville becomes very vibrant. First Friday is held each month and features mation, aside from a mention on the Market openings of various art galleries, stretching from Square website that galleries are open late on the the 100 block of Gay Street into Market Square. first Friday of every month. There wasn’t any “Market Square was the starting point for the sort of info as far as who’s participating, who the idea, but is now a minor player, it’s spread artists are, so I figured I’d set up and run this site throughout downtown,” Steven Lareau, local to help the art community get a bit more organartist, said. “Hair salons, movie theaters, restau- ized by trying to list the monthly shows.” In addition to running the website, Lareau is rants — it’s not confined to galleries anymore.” First Friday runs year round and features new also an artist in his own right and will be featured at The Tree and Vine at Market Square. artists every week. “I’m entirely digital from start to finish. I work Businesses that will feature work for in flame fractals, a type of math art,” Laureau September’s First Friday said. “In order to make include 2 Many Pixels on images large enough to Jackson Avenue, Black make prints, they’re renMarket Clothing and Bliss dered on a dedicated, cuson Market Square, and Lox tom-built computer with Salon on Jackson Avenue. enough horsepower to With so many venues disgrind through the serious playing art, artists can gain math needed to create wide exposure for their these images. I do my work. own prints in-house on a “The cool thing about large format printer, so I First Friday,” Lareau said, “is have total control of the that it allows a wide variety process. I do my own of artists to get wall space for matting and framing, so their art, instead of having to it’s done right.” fight for position on the walls Chances are, if you go of the few full-time galleries. to eat, see a movie, go There’s so many places that • Photo courtesy of utk.edu shopping or are just walkparticipate that it allows ing around downtown, you have run into some beginners to get in on the act.” Lareau added, “And it’s all about exposure, of these exhibits. “I’ve been to many places in the downtown getting your art out into the world for people to area and I’ve seen these exhibits, but I never see, so this is great for people of all talents.” Lareau runs a website, knew they were by local artists,” said Samantha Knoxvillefirstfriday.com, that lists both past and Owens, senior in public relations. “I think it benpresent gallery openings. Although the website efits both the artists and the local businesses to gives information about the event, it is in no way participate in First Friday.”
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Sporting sparkles, fishnets, their signature colors of lime green and black, and fierce game faces, the Hard Knox Roller Girls will play their last game of the season Saturday. The team has been playing since 2006, but many UT students aren’t aware Knoxville has a roller derby team. Older generations might remember the scripted, WWE-like version of roller derby on television in the 1960s, but students are more likely to recall the 2009 movie “Whip It.” The reality of the Hard Knox Roller Girls is much closer to that of the latter. “The most common misconception is that roller derby is fake or staged, like wrestling,” Jessica Arnold, Hard Knox teammate, said. “The roller derby of the 60s was staged and there were many fights and lots of injuries. The roller derby of today is a real sport played by real athletes who train hard several days per week and work hard to perfect their skills.” The full contact sport is played on a flat rink with up to five players for each jam. There’s one pivot, one jammer and three blockers. The pivot serves as the leader of her teammates in the jam and wears a helmet cover with a stripe on it. The jammer’s goal is to pass the opposing players and score points. The blockers’ objective is to help their jammer pass through, while blocking the other team’s jammer. Unlike the 60s portrayal, this game has definitive rules, with referees to keep watch and hand out penalties for misconduct. “They don’t see everything,” Arnold said,” and many illegal hits are made, but for the most part, HKRG strives to play a clean game and we are known for it.” The team has a loyal group of diverse fans, ranging from toddlers to seniors. “We do lots of fan interaction, including a contest for the best-dressed fan in varying age groups, skaters hanging out in the crowds talking about derby and answering questions, and
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Vols look for big plays, big wins Troy Provost-Heron Contributor A 35-21 win over North Carolina State may appear to be a good way to start the season, but to coaches and players, no game ever goes exactly as planned. While overall play against N.C. State on Friday was successful, improvement is needed as Georgia State comes to town Saturday. Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said the team is looking for big plays. “When you make big plays they result in points,” said Chaney after practice Wednesday. “Big plays are incredibly important.” Tennessee’s secondary requires more consistency as well. Early on in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game last Friday, the secondary was gashed by throws down the field as the Wolfpack managed to complete passes of 49, 28, 31 and 38 yards in the first half. But the secondary came to life in the second half, allowing only 79 passing yards through the second half and reeling in four interceptions against N.C. State starting quarterback Mike Glennon. “The problem was not what N.C. State did, it’s what we did, we knew that going into the game, everything they got was going to be because we either let them get it or we made a mistake,” cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley said. “I thought we did a good job of settling those guys down on the sidelines, making the proper
adjustments, getting the communication back to where it needed to be, and everybody playing on the same page.” A recurring theme throughout all of the offensive coaches’ comments was that the team needed to improve on its blocking. Offensive line coach Sam Pittman said the team’s technique needs improvement. “We have to get better at blocking, our technique wasn’t as good, I thought their movement bothered us,” Pittman said. Chaney said he was not impressed with the team’s blocking. He said perimeter, running backs in protections, tight ends on perimeter blocks, and line on tight zones were all areas that needed improvement. “We blocked them, but we didn’t block them the way we would like to block, so it’s been a point of emphasis all this week for us to increase our fundamentals of blocking,” said Chaney. The Vols gave up 119 rushing yards on 32 attempts (3.7 yards per attempt). Sophomore defensive back Brian Randolph said he’s most concerned with defending players from Georgia State’s offense. “We’ve seen that they have a couple of good skill players,” Randolph said. “We have to watch out for them because they can make big plays at any time. We just have to make sure that we don’t take them lightly.”
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Junior wide receiver Justin Hunter outruns All-American cornerback David Amerson in the N.C. State game. Hunter’s ability to stretch the field will be key in the Vols’ matchup with the Panthers Saturday.
Georgia State shifts players for Saturday Thomas Duggins Contributor
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Freshman quarterback Ben McLane attempts a pass in the South Carolina State game Aug. 30. McLane has already become a young leader on a young team.
Georgia State is currently considered the underdog heading into Neyland Stadium against the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday. Only last week, the Panthers struggled in a 33-6 loss to Football Championship Subdivision opponent South Carolina State. Despite the Vols’ physically imposing lineup, Georgia State head coach Bill Curry refuses to let his team walk into this matchup without the belief that they can win. “They’re huge up front on both sides of the ball,” Curry said. “But they are not supermen, they’re good players, (and) we believe we can move the ball on them. We believe that we can perform in a way that gives us a chance to win going into games like this. If we play our best and catch our opponent on a down day we got a chance and that’s what we sell to our team to get ready to play our very best.” Having only existed for three years, Georgia State’s football program is young, but intimidation is not an issue due to the Panthers’ previous experience against FBS opponents, including Alabama in 2010 and Houston in 2011. “It’s just another football game,” junior safety Kail Singleton said. “They put their pads on just like we do, we practice just like they do. We
just have to go into this game high emotions, heads up, forget last week and we got to move on and come together as a team and finish games and make those plays.” During last week’s game against South Carolina State, the Panthers ran for 99 yards and passed for 130 yards. That lack of yardage was a stark contrast to the 488 total yards of offense given up by the Panthers in their defeat. Their struggles moving the ball have led to Curry making significant position changes, moving his returning starting quarterback, junior Kelton Hill, to safety and opening the door for redshirt freshman Ben McLane to start in his place. “We’ve made some moves to try to help our team and get our best players on the field,” Curry said. “Kelton Hill will play defense, but he’s very much available for wildcat package.” While this is the first time Georgia State and Tennessee have matched up on the gridiron, Curry has previous experience against the Vols from his time as an athlete at Georgia Tech and at his previous head coaching stops at Alabama, Georgia Tech and Kentucky. As a player, Curry was 2-2 against the Vols. As a coach, Curry is 5-11-1 in 17 meetings against Tennessee, including a four-game winning streak from 1986-89 while at Alabama.