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Men’s tennis falters in American championship match

The University of Memphis men’s tennis team ditched the traditional pastel colors for the Blue and Gray on Easter Sunday and suited up to play in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship match. In a thrilling contest that came down to the final singles game, the Tigers lost to the University of South Florida 4-3. 

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Let your geek flag fly

Members of Phi Kappa Phi and the University of Memphis Honors Student Council are hosting “Geek Week” from April 21-25, and will host several events throughout the week to raise awareness for their associations. 

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Library is third department to get 3D printer

Walking into the McWherter Library, students might hear the rhythmic R2D2-like beeping and buzzing of the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer, or see the sculptures, toys and tiger’s heads fabricated from melted plastic, that sit beside it.

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Poor attendance makes or breaks final grades

As the end of the semester comes near, desks are empty, and students decide to drop the course at the last second. This time of the semester is known by some professors as the “end of semester slump.”

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Lambda Chi Alpha’s Lambdapalooza to raise money for Wounded Warriors charity

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will host its third annual Lambdapalooza philanthropy event for Wounded Warriors charity in honor of the late Gerold Blum who passed away last December.

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Students prescribed ADHD medication face pressure to sell

It is 7 p.m. the night before most students’ finals are scheduled to begin. Sophomore accounting major Jonathan Roberts finds himself sitting in the study of his fraternity house attempting to relearn all of the material he has forgotten this semester.

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Art seniors display theses

Several senior art majors have their theses up for display in the Art and Communications Building as the semester comes to a close.

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U of M Confucius Institute offers Chinese culture summer camp

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis is teaming up with local schools to host All Roads Lead to China, an intensive Chinese immersion summer camp for children ages 5 to 14.

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East Buntyn to host art fest

“Outdoor galleries, outright cool” is the slogan of the East Buntyn ArtWalk, a local art festival that showcases local artists and artisans from the Mid-South area. The festival, which is on April 27, will also have live music, food trucks and a silent auction.

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U of M research team given NCAA grant

As part of the 2014 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grants, a University of Memphis research team was awarded a $10,000 grant to study and create a career readiness program for student-athletes.

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Facebook adds new location feature

Facebook’s newest feature, an app called Nearby Friends, allows users to share their approximate or specific location and see how far away they are from other friends. 

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Tigers travel to Tampa for three-game series

The roller coaster season continued for the University of Memphis baseball team. They swept Alcorn State over the weekend, but they dropped a heartbreaker to No. 14 Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

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Memphis softball splits four-game week

The University of Memphis softball team notched its fourth conference victory of the season during a 2-2 week that saw the Tigers pick up victories against Mississippi Valley State and Rutgers University.

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Men’s tennis falters in American championship match

The University of Memphis men’s tennis team ditched the traditional pastel colors for the Blue and Gray on Easter Sunday and suited up to play in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship match. In a thrilling contest that came down to the final singles game, the Tigers lost to the University of South Florida 4-3. 

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Softball looking to ride late season momentum

It’s been one of the best weeks of the season for the University of Memphis softball team, which snapped a nine-game losing streak to Houston Sunday and shut out Mississippi Valley State Tuesday.

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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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Pastner focuses on JUCO for 2014 class

For the first time in four years, the public address announcer at FedExForum will introduce the University of Memphis men’s basketball team’s starting lineup and the names of Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford won’t be called.

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Lady Tigers fall in semis at American tourney

The University of Memphis women’s team has to play the waiting game after losing in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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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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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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Letter to the editor: 04.18.2014

read with interest the front-page article, “Students work to ban Styrofoam,” in your Thursday, April 17, 2014 edition, which described an effort by students to gain popular support for a ban on polystyrene dishes in campus restaurants. The rationale for this action was an environmental one, specifically the reduction of atmospheric chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are released upon polystyrene decomposition. However, this fact alone does not justify such a draconian change.

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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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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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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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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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