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Transgender Sorority Rushing

Sources have confirmed that a formerly male identifying transgender individual will be rushing for female sorority recruitment at the University of Tennessee. In order to have membership in a sorority, it is required that the participant be female. The university…

UT Pride Center Revived

It was announced Thursday by recently instated University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport that it is a “priority” of the university to reinstall the Pride Center. The Pride Center was part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion which was…

Trump’s Tax Returns Leaked

President Trump has yet to formally release his federal tax returns– a huge controversy throughout the presidential race. For nearly a century, presidential candidates released their tax returns for the public’s viewing. Despite this tradition, President Trump chose not to, which…

No Man’s Land: American Healthcare

In this week’s No Man’s Land, we discuss the merits of a private healthcare system versus a reformed public system. We both agree Obamacare has both good and bad characteristics. Shamus and I like the guarantee of insurance despite pre-existing…

Joy Villa Addresses March 4 Trump

Today, in cities all over the country, Americans are marching to support our President in the name of patriotism.  Joy Villa was chosen as D.C.’s “March 4 Trump” keynote speaker.  Joy became an overnight sensation when she appeared at the…

College Rape Culture: The Hoax

A hot topic in today’s college discussion atmosphere, among others, is college “rape culture” (CRC). CRC is the accusation that universities are breeding grounds for men to experience a sudden loss of all logical decision making and control of motor function….

Feminism and Muslim Women

Can you really call yourself a Feminist if you support the Muslim faith and its customs? Women’s rights is a huge movement today. The right for women to be treated as equals no matter what their faith, nationality, or sexual…

Feminism in America

By: Sophia Fuller Feminism seems to be the “trend” in today’s culture. Feminism today includes preaching tolerance, acceptance, and primarily focusing on the rights of women.  However, are they as tolerant as they claim? Now, it is a hasty generalization…

UTK Statements Against Trump Executive Order

The administration and student government association at the University of Tennessee are known for supporting polarizing agendas within statements in the past such as making sure holiday parties are not really Christmas parties in disguise, supporting grammatically incorrect gender neutral…

General Mattis: The Warrior Monk

Who is James Mattis? Trump’s inauguration was a day of controversy, exposing a profound split between the common people. That same day, Ret. General James Mattis was appointed Secretary of Defense (SECDEF). Ret. General Mattis’s appointment was widely applauded from both…

March for Life Recap and Thoughts

By Sophia Fuller Friday, the 44th annual March for Life took place in Washington D.C. to celebrate life and peacefully protest Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade, passed in January 1973, is the case that legalized abortion. The case made…

Trump’s Inauguration: A Summary

Trump is now the President of the United States. It’s finally over. The eighteen month long journey that saw candidates from all over the political spectrum fight tooth-and-nail to decide the direction of the country for the next four (eight?)…

Should Americans Support President Trump?

Welcome to this week’s issue chat! This week we will debate the #notmypresident crowd and whether all Americans should support President Trump when he takes office Friday. America is the land of choice. Citizens possess the right to choose Democrat…

The Line Between Security and Privacy

Background By Shamus Fisk and Tayler Houston Welcome to our weekly politics discussion. If you missed our article on Russia last week, please follow the link here and check it out! This week we are discussing the right to privacy….

To Ally or Not: The U.S. and Russia

Background Our fathers and our grandfathers have known one thing for the past 70 years: Communism is our enemy. We have been on every single continent to fight the dying communism system both openly and secretly. For Americans, it was…

The Case for Campus Carry

With the recent events of Texas Governor Greg Abbott signing into law S.B. 11, also known as the “campus carry” bill, there have been many proponents from either sides of the political field weighing in on their position about students…

Who was Abdul Razak Ali Artan?

On November 28th, at 9:56 a.m., Abdul Razak Ali Artan, with multiple eyewitness accounts, ran over numerous Ohio State students then exited the vehicle and preceded to stab as many victims as possible in an eerily “silent” manner. Almost immediately,…

UTK Anti-Election Protest Erupts in Fight

Today, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, a swarm of liberal, violent protesters carrying signs, communist flags, and megaphones blocked the main stairs leading down from the Pedestrian Walkway to hold a #LoveTrumpsHate protest against the results of…