Five state laws you have probably broken
April 15, 2014
1. It is illegal in Tennessee to share your Netflix password.
That's right kids, while you are digging your nails into the couch over anxiety of your next cliffhanging TV series, you can't use your roommate's Netflix to satisfy your craving. Given the gifts of Internet and ...
You've got the power: 5 tips to aid your off-campus housing hunt
April 09, 2014
It is wise if, after several years at UT you find yourself stultified, to look for off-campus housing.
However, this being America, where capital trumps personality, your youthful naivete might be the prey of local profiteers. I've heard enough nasty stories about the way local apartment buildings are run ...
Yik Yak gives new definition to online trash-talk
April 08, 2014
Through the sea of bright pastel sweaters and backwards hats on the mystical aura of fraternity row, a young sorority girl runs away as if rejected like a disease.
Eyes full of tears and frantic with a look that says, "I hate my life," I can only wonder what cynical ...
SAE's elimination of pledging a blow to Greek life
March 11, 2014
On Friday, March 7, 2014, Sigma Alpha Epsilon announced that it is going to discontinue its pledge program and initiate brothers immediately upon signing a bid.
For those of you who don't know, when a new prospective member signs a bid to a fraternity — in most cases — he becomes ...
Boxing Weekend, without headliner, still worth it in the end
March 04, 2014
Right in the core of your midterm cramming and classwork peak of the semester, your phone rings.
It's not Mom or Dad; it's not your boss or some telemarketer; it's your friend from out of town filled with eagerness in his or her voice and a wallet ...
Despite its importance, political correctness can be infectious
February 25, 2014
Racism, prejudice, sexism and all other types of judgment serve as ingredients in a subjugation of expression and the oppression of individuality.
For the most part, our community warns us about these devices and deters us from ever becoming subject to them. However, as the world is not a perfect ...
Marketization of Valentine's Day leaves love lost in translation
February 18, 2014
How did you spend your Valentine's Day? Did you spend it taking a new girl or guy on a date filled with awkward obligation? Did you shuffle through your damaged remnant of a financial budget from Christmas in attempt to find some gift for your significant other? Maybe you ...
Beyond the beat: Three ways music proves influential
February 11, 2014
Nothing is more intriguing than people at concerts.
You'll see the few people that don't know how to dance (me), the people that dance like they have more space than they do, the people who stare in space, and the people whose blood is boiling with something a ...
T-Rex in the TRECS: A glimpse inside the primal gym
January 28, 2014
What follows the New Year? The crisp, cutting wind of millions of Americans' empty motivations and prematurely failed resolutions most adequately does.
But let's take a big slice of that cake: the portion of human beings that are still trying to uplift their health and exercise routines in a ...
The truth behind that crippling fall from your high horse
January 21, 2014
Have you spent your entire life on a boat, or the majority in a cave?
No? Then you have undoubtedly met a person in your life that thinks they are better than you, and most likely everyone else. Some chin up, grammar-correcting hypocrite that "sees" the entire world but is ...
Singles vs. Couples: The College Showdown
January 14, 2014
There is an untold and obvious distortion between the interaction of single people and couples just as there is between a sober and a drunk.
It's not visible, not palpable and yet completely undeniable. How many times have you heard your friend ridicule the cliché "lovey-dovey" interaction between some ...