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Photos and story by Brandon Donoho / Contributing Writer Students gathered in the Student Union’s Parliamentary Room on Tuesday to hear Jack McElroy, executive editor of Knox News, speak on the difficulties and importance of police accountability in modern journalism. The hour long talk began with the passage of the Freedom of Information Act in …

Story by Enrique A. Geronimo, Gracie Martin and Hayden Schimborski/ Contributing Writers   Oct. 29, 1929. Black Tuesday. Ninety years ago today the nation’s stock market dissolved into a frenzy of panic selling, causing a drastic decline in stock values. Men went to bed on the 28th as millionaires and before the next day was …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Tennessee State Governor Bill Lee announced in a video uploaded to Twitter that October 10 is now a statewide official day of prayer and fasting. He credits the idea to the “countless Tennesseans” who told him they were praying for him and his family during his campaign. .@MariaLeeTN …

The year was 1970. Bell-bottoms were in, hippies were still going strong and Elton John was making his extraordinary mark on the world of music. The era of peace and love seemed like it would never end. For some, at least. For others, particularly African Americans in the south, the fight for equality was still …

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr Last week, a controversial report from BuzzFeed News sparked and renewed talks of impeachment for sitting President Donald Trump. The report alleged that Trump had instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress regarding negotiations to build a tower in Moscow. The article attributed knowledge of …

Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  Photo courtesy of Partha Sarathi Sahana / Flickr  Many college students don’t think about the death penalty, except as an overused topic for a speech class. But, for one Nashville-based journalist, the death penalty is more than a discussion point. Steven Hale, a 30-year-old staff writer at the …