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College of Communication and Fine Arts Celebrates Upcoming Graduates

The College of Communication and Fine Arts held its first GradLife. The event was able to happen through the help of Dean of the department Ryan Fisher and faculty and staff members. Devin Clark was at the event and explains how it was a success.




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UofM Students Respond to Week of Violence in Memphis

The city of Memphis is healing after high-profile violence left many scared and in search for solutions. Devin Clark had the chance to speak with UofM students on the recent tragedies.



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Memphis v Boise Brookhaven Pub

Fans at Brookhaven Pub & Grill break into chants after the Tigers took down Boise State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament


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Restoration and research underway at Zion Christian Cemetery

Zion Christian Cemetery is the oldest Black cemetery in Memphis.


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Memphis Airport's new Concourse B is open for travelers

After a lengthy construction period, the renovated concourse has been opened for business.


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The story of Belltower coffee

Belltower Coffee is a coffee shop located on the Highland Strip, a hot spot for UofM students looking to study, relax, or find repreive from the hustle and bustle of campus life.


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BSA and NPHC hold fundraiser for St. Jude

Two organizations at the University of Memphis, the Black Student Association and the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Memphis, teamed up to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition, the BSA and all nine chapters of the NPHC decorated holiday themed posters to give to the children at the hospital. The two groups raised $2,418, which more than doubled their initial goal of $1,000. 


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Sights and sounds from UofM Homecoming: Homecoming parade

The homecoming week festivities continued at the University of Memphis Friday evening. Hundreds of students, alumni and fans filled the campus ground for the University’s Homecoming parade. More than a dozen floats were on site, driving around Walker Avenue and Patterson Street. In addition, the school’s marching band, color guard, and cheerleaders performed for the crowd. 


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Sights and sounds from UofM Homecoming: Silent Disco

Students had a blast Tuesday as they celebrated Day 3 of Homecoming week. The event was a ‘90s and 2000s themed silent disco party.  The University of Memphis has been doing silent discos for years, but it was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, students were able to party once again. Before heading into the UC Ballroom, each student was given a set of headphones. The headphones had three channels—the channel colors consisted of red, green and blue.  Three DJs were present and each had their own color for the night. Students could flip the channels back and forth to listen to the DJs’ song selections.  “I’ve had a lot of fun, and I love DJing for everybody,” DJ Solo said, whose color was green. “I like working with the other DJs trying to make sure I don’t play what they play and letting them have some songs too, just so everybody can have different stations to listen to.” Throughout the night, there was a nice variation of music, ranging from R&B love songs, to old school jams, house music, hip hop and line dancing songs.  “The silent disco party was pretty fun and I enjoyed it a lot,” Lauren Johnson said, who is a student here at the University of Memphis. As Homecoming week continues, students can attend more events, such as the Bluff City Bash featuring Young Dolph and Waka Flacka on Thursday, the NPHC Alumni Yard Party on Friday and finally, the football Homecoming game against SMU on Saturday. 





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Shooters, trashcans and tea – oh my: Popular cocktails to find near campus

From shooters at RP Trax to the trashcan at Newbies, the Highland Strip doesn't lack in drink selection. Staff reporter Ambria Thurmond took the time to show off some of the prettiest, and tastiest, drinks around the Campus District so you'll know just what to ask for the next time you and your friends are out.


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Rifle 101: An introduction to a low-profile sport

Rifle is a relatively unknown, yet incredibly difficult sport. Most people are unaware of its existence. It’s a game of extreme precision and mental stamina. The shooters fire off thousands of rounds each week, striving for a perfect score. University of Memphis athletes Taylor Christian and Jack Kersey explain what it means to compete at the collegiate level. 


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Campus Dining struggles with on-campus return

With classes returning to campus, students are also returning to dining areas. As lines get longer and staff-sizes get smaller, it is becoming increasingly difficult for students to get food between classes.

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