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04162014tennis

Women’s tennis snags second seed for AAC Tourney

The University of Memphis women’s tennis team finished the regular season with a 13-8 record, earning the second seed in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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04162014sinkhole

Baracades block cavity on Patterson

A hole at the corner of Patterson Street and Mynders Avenue recently caused The University of Memphis’ Police Services to raise barriers at the intersection to keep cars and pedestrians safe.

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U of M model promotes inner beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for University of Memphis student Akevia Allen, luckily, someone saw it in her.

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Campus workers regroup after losing jobs

Eighteen Physical Plant employees will have to find new jobs in the coming months, but they may not have to look far.

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04152014flashgarden

Flash gardens sprout up across campus

Although rain rushed many students indoors, TIGUrS garden workers brightened up the University of Memphis campus with a surprise barrage of flower-filled paint buckets Monday.  

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04152014earrings

Social media helps student turn a fashionable hobby into a business

Instagram is no longer being used for just keeping up with celebrities and taking “selfies.” A University of Memphis student is using it to build her new accessory line.

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04112014nintendo

Memphis Makers and Creators build giant Nintendo controller

The Memphis Makers and Creators, a University of Memphis student organization, has constructed what is potentially the third largest Nintendo Entertainment System controller in the world.

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04162014sinkhole

Baracades block cavity on Patterson

A hole at the corner of Patterson Street and Mynders Avenue recently caused The University of Memphis’ Police Services to raise barriers at the intersection to keep cars and pedestrians safe.

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Professor chases weather outside of the classroom

While observing a tornado in El Reno, Okla., on May 31, 2013, Dr. Dorian Burnette had everything timed perfectly to keep a safe distance from the storm—but things did not go as planned.

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04152014psa

PSA holds student worker speak-out

The Progressive Student Alliance is holding a speak-out and workshop Thursday to help share the stories of campus workers who feel they have been mistreated and to help inform students and community members about their rights in the workplace.

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Résumés need extra care

While students are busy in and out of the classroom trying to gain experience, properly putting it into words on a résumé can be downright grueling.

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04112014spaceface

Psychedelic SpaceFace brings power and presence to the stage

When the psychedelic pop-infused rock band SpaceFace takes the stage, they are surrounded by hundreds of multi-colored bulbs flashing brightly as they hammer through their set. As the last members of the group graduate from college, the band plans to take their unique light show to the stars.

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04162014tennis

Women’s tennis snags second seed for AAC Tourney

The University of Memphis women’s tennis team finished the regular season with a 13-8 record, earning the second seed in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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AAC men’s tournament leaving Memphis

The American Athletic Conference league office announced Monday that next season’s men’s basketball conference tournament will not be held in Memphis at the FedExForum but will instead be held at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

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04152014football

High-scoring Blue-Gray game displays offensive progress

Spring practices for the University of Memphis football team culminated in the Blue-Gray game Friday night at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

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04112014football

Tigers cap off spring practice

Their season doesn’t start for four more months, but the University of Memphis football team has been hard at work over the past few weeks using the short amount of practice time the NCAA allots to teams around the country each spring.

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04102014tennis

Men’s tennis returns home for final stretch

Home will be a welcome sight for the University of Memphis men’s tennis team. Players have been on the road since Jan. 31. 

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04152014tennis

Men’s tennis closes out regular season, notch No. 1 seed

They went the distance Sunday, but the University of Memphis men’s tennis team secured a perfect weekend, beating the University of Central Florida 7-0 on Saturday and the University of South Florida 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

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Tiger baseball faces UCF in busy weekend slate

Midway through their season, the University of Memphis baseball team sits at 18-16 overall and 3-6 in the American Athletic Conference after a hot 12-2 start.

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04102014canoe

Recreation center to host canoe clinic

 

For stressed-out students who feel they are up a creek without a paddle at the end of the semester, the Campus Recreation Intramural Services’ Canoe Clinic will be offering free canoeing lessons at the Recreation Center Saturday. 

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04092014wsoftball

Softball senior etches name in the record books

The University of Memphis softball team (17-21, 2-6 AAC) took down the Temple Owls 1-0 in Sunday’s series-deciding game at the Tiger Softball Complex, and the team got a record-breaking performance from its starting pitcher.

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U of M athletic department emphasizes academics

 

College athletic departments around the country have been under the microscope lately after several programs were exposed for graduating athletes, especially in football and basketball programs, who were not able to legitimately graduate the college’s programs. 

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Martin leaves UT hanging and Memphis fans should take note

The University of California announced Tuesday morning that Cuonzo Martin, the former head coach at the University of Tennessee, had been named the new men’s basketball head coach at Cal.

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Cards beginning to stack against NCAA

 

Last week, the National Labor Relation Board ruled that several Northwestern football players should be considered employees of Northwestern University and have the right to unionize and bargain with their employee for better benefits. 

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Pastner’s postseason struggles prompt tough questions

It was the question most Tiger fans were asking themselves after the University of Memphis men’s basketball team fell to the University of Virginia 78-60 in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night: What should be made of head coach Josh

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03192014duomo

Rise above cynicism and seek to innovate

“Find something that resonates,” Professor David Horan told my class before we set off for our spring break in Italy. 

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The beauty in not knowing what I am doing with my life

 

At the age of 16, I committed myself to the ideal that I would be a touring musician. Since then, I’ve traveled thousands of miles across the country. 

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02112014jordan

Gay athlete should be praised, not punished

Michael Sam, a standout defensive end for the Missouri Tigers, came out to the public Sunday night in an interview with Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and other media outlets. He is the first All-American and potential NFL player to do so, yet many owners, executives, players and other staffers within the league think it’s a bad idea.

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Our struggles are different, but the issues are real

This is my response to the opinion piece published in Feb. 4’s edition of The Daily Helmsman titled, “The fat person you photographed for fun.” The entire opinion piece is based off the assumption that a photo was taken of the author.

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02132014hunterfield

Athletes have feelings, too

 Somewhere along the line, we, as a society, have started to accept fans yelling whatever comes to mind at players and coaches during collegiate and professional sporting events, based on the idea that they paid for a ticket.

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