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Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Rising: Football fever

The Vols won – albeit, against themselves. But what really mattered in Saturday's Orange and White game was not the number on the scoreboard but rather the numbers in the seats. Vol Nation showed up in full, practically filling Neyland Stadium's lower bowl with nearly 70 ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Rising: Tennessee Basketball

Both Tennessee basketball teams will compete in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 this weekend. Junior guard Josh Richardson scored 26 points in the Vols 83-63 second-round win over Mercer on Sunday, marking the game-high and his career-high. Lady Vol senior guard Meighan Simmons played her last home game at Thompson-Boilng Arena and scored 10 of her 17 points in the second half, helping the Lady Vols pull out 67-51win over Saint John's.

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Fri Mar 07, 2014

Rising: Concerns over Crimean invasion

For those of you who haven't been following the Russia-Ukraine saga as it has developed, here's the rundown: Ukraine's government is becoming increasingly pro-Western, but the majority of ethnic Russians in Crimea, a small peninsula between mainland Ukraine and Russia, has led ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Feb 19, 2014

Top: Students survive snow-day with zero casualties

After a last-minute decision, students rejoiced during a snow day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The extremely packable snow made for great snowballs and snowmen – and on occasion, snow artwork displaying the male anatomy. The fun and games, however, came nearly 50 years ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Feb 12, 2014

Top: Flappy Bird is no more

Recently known as both a popular and infuriating game among the younger generation, Flappy Bird is no longer available as an App on smart devices. App retailers are no longer offering the game to new users, though those who have already installed the game ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Jan 29, 2014

Rising: The new Student Union

After months of staring down into a hole in the ground, UT students are now craning their necks to see the new Student Union explode out of the depths. Progress is actually on schedule, and phase one of the new building looks to be complete ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Fri Nov 15, 2013

Rising: Lives saved by YouTube

A car mechanic from Argentina named Jorge Odon watched a YouTube video on how to remove a cork from the inside of a wine bottle. The New York Times reported Odon then thought of applying the same method to babies stuck in their birthing canals ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Mon Nov 11, 2013

Rising: Philippine death toll

Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines last week, and officials cited by the BBC predicted a death toll numbering as high as 10,000. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, the typhoon's projected casualties would make it the deadliest natural catastrophe on record ...

Rocky Tops and Bottoms

Wed Nov 06, 2013

Rising: National security

Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all chemical weapon production. But the Middle-Eastern nation's 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons may have to be destroyed somewhere else; Syria proposed that their weapons be destroyed in another country. Understandably, Norway said no when Syria asked if ...

Editorial: The Beacon's recommendation for Student Life

Fri Oct 04, 2013

Daniel Pugh is a VFL.

After covering the search for a new Vice Chancellor of Student Life during the past week, the Editorial Staff of The Daily Beacon has chosen Pugh as the best candidate.

For any students unaware, former Vice Chancellor of Student Life Tim Rogers stepped down at ...

Editor's Note

Wed Aug 21, 2013

This paper is about the relationship between you and your truth.

You readers, you students, you professors, you administrators, you athletes, you employees, you fans, you Vols.

You. And your truth.

Maybe you remember orientation leaders describing campus traditions such as yelling "Big Orange County!" and hearing a resounding "Go ...