WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested April 11.
The University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance collaborated with the Department of Architecture a few weeks ago in their production of “Shaming Jane Doe,” directed by Taylor St. John.
With the spring semester coming to a close, students are beginning to plan their summer break. While many students will take the time to recover from the semester, others plan to continue working.
Depression, racism, doubt and opposition are the biggest obstacles I had to overcome during my time as an black female college student pursuing her journalism degree and career.
A young woman is sitting in front of a laptop, her folded hands not fully hiding the smile on her face at what is visible on the screen. What it shows is the first ever picture of a black hole. What it became known for on social media, too, is a debate about the visibility and recognition of…
The University of Memphis’ TIGUrS Urban Garden hosted a garden anniversary near Memorial Field on April 17. The party featured a petting zoo including animals like goats, rabbits, sheep, turtles, and Water on Wheels, a mobile learning experience focused on the science of water, gave out info…
People in the Memphis area can now text 911 in the case of an emergency in which they cannot contact the police by phone call.
Mark Wahlberg’s “Instant Family” was one of the feel good films of 2018 and raised awareness to the foster care industry in the United States, but it appears the idea of instant families remains a distant reality for some foster care children in Tennessee.
Attention all pet lovers: the PAWW app has arrived for Apple and Android users as of April 11. A University of Memphis student named Alexander J. Varnado has created a new pet owner app for mobile devices. The purpose of the application is to allow owners to capture moments with their pets. …
“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” said British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Some may disagree with him.
People chatting with drinks in hand in an open space with high ceilings, a film projected onto a wall in a darkened lobby space and a kid’s birthday party. These are a few of the scenes that travelers may encounter when they step into “The Local NY,” a hostel located in Long Island City, Que…
In the spring of April 1969, 75 Black Student Association members at the University of Memphis staged a sit-in. The sit-in included 75 students surrounding then-university president C.C. Humphreys’ office. The events that transpired on that day were commemorated on April 12 of this year in a…
The 12th Annual Ida B. Wells Conference took place from April 5 to 6, focusing on promoting discussion of philosophical issues arising from the African-American experience and to provide an environment in which to mentor undergraduates and graduate students.
The University of Memphis Title IX office hosted the Healthy Relationships Fair on April 16 at the student plaza to inform students about healthy relationships and how to be safe in those relationships.
The University of Memphis announced earlier this month they will be partnering with Chartwells as their new food distributor and catering provider starting in the Fall 2019 semester.
The United States is filled with fast-food chains and processed food, which often results in an increased amount of obese or overweight people.
Flintco, the general contractor working on the pedestrian bridge above Southern Avenue, entered its next construction stage, which closed the street as of April 15. Southern Avenue will not reopen until after the end of the semester.
The House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Democratic Party, voted April 14 to reinstate the Violence Against Women Act, also known as VAWA. The re-authorization act passed in the House by a vote of 265-158.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in full swing at the University of Memphis, and disabled sexual assault victims were one of the things discussed this week.
Local and national Civil Rights Movement leaders gathered alongside citizens for the 51st commemoration program for Martin Luther King Jr. at the National Civil Right Museum on April 4. Notable guests like some of King’s closest associates, including Rev. James Lawson, Rev. Jesse Jackson and…
Male sexual assault victims and their experiences, as well as helpful resources, were the main topics of discussion during an event in the University Center Atrium on April 8.
The Allen Fossil Plant, just south of President’s Island in Memphis, warranted a new investigation by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) pertaining to water quality concerns. Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) brought the issue to light with Senate Joint Resolution 29, which calls for the…
The Tennessee state legislature passed HB 8369 bill that allows child adoption agencies to refuse service to LGBTQ people based on religious or moral beliefs.
Rebecca Muchitch saw the opprotunity for freedom and fun when she began her freshman year in college, but she failed to anticipate the stress and intensity.
It’s your senior year of high school. You will soon graduate, but you still haven’t decided where you want to spend the next four years of your life, maybe more. Will you choose a college close to home or hours away?
As graduation day approaches, graduating seniors might want to begin thinking about their careers. Some students already have concrete plans made, while others are searching for ideas.
A room full of school administrators, family and friends made their way into the lower level of the Fogelman Executive Conference Center auditorium April 2 to celebrate a former University of Memphis professor and director of the documentary “I Am” Tom Shadyac.
The University of Memphis Student Government Association (SGA) Senate considered several bills, proposals and a budget for the fall semester at their last meeting April 4. The Senate also celebrated the graduation of several senators and also the incoming senators they would be working with …
For many seniors, the closer the graduation date approaches, the harder it becomes to remain dedicated to schoolwork.
Representatives from the University of Memphis and the local community called attention to mental health issues April 4 at the MEMtality Mental Health Summit in the University Center with several activities.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was killed on March 31 after a shooting at his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles that resulted in him and two others being transported to a local hospital.
If you have extra bamboo and are unsure what to do with it, the Memphis Zoo will kindly take it off your hands for some of its pandas.
April is sexual assault awareness month and this year’s theme is “I ASK,” which champions the social norm that asking for consent is a healthy, normal and necessary part of everyday actions.
Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, plans to continue to create a safe haven for victims of sexual harassment and assault. She spoke in the University of Memphis Ballroom to close out the UofM’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
The University of Memphis has made progress on their projects along Southern Avenue, and are expected to finish before the upcoming fall semester.
The University of Memphis sent an email to the campus community revealing details of new plans to make the university more affordable for incoming students.
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi released a statement addressing their efforts to continue health services after six months.
The Chicago Police Department announced March 26 they would drop all 16 charges against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
Last year marked the 50 year anniversary of the Memphis sanitation strike that resulted in a 65-day work stoppage by Memphis sanitation workers and the eventual assassination of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Local female leaders came together during Women’s History month at the fourth annual Memphis Women’s Summit at the University of Memphis University Center to discuss the future of women in Memphis.
The First Amendment was written so people can exercise their rights, but in today’s society, it is becoming difficult. The First Amendment can only protect a person so much, especially when it comes to freedom of speech in the media.
Four years ago, if you would have told Chris Durham where he would be today, he just might have called you crazy. Durham, a redshirt junior pitcher on the Memphis baseball team, graduated from nearby Christian Brothers High School in 2014, where he was recognized with all-state honors his se…
Marc Gasol has the most rebounds and all-star appearances in Grizzlies history. While it is possible for his records to be surpassed, the time he spent in Memphis included moments that changed the lives of many, including six-year-old William Pace.
Elvis Presley Enterprises has a deal with the City of Memphis for an expansion of Graceland, the famous home and museum of Elvis Presley, promising over 1,000 new jobs.