On its last strike: After 60 years, UC Down Under prepares to close its doors for good

Thu Apr 17, 2014 03:00 a.m.

The UC Down Under is on its last strike.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the recreation center will close its doors for good.

For Margy Wirtz-Henry, director of the Physical Education Activity Program, the end of Down Under will be a loss for students and academic departments alike.

"Our billiards and bowling classes in Down Under are popular and fill up every time they are offered," Wirtz-Henry said. "With this change, we may have to drop billiards, and for bowling we may have to look at off-campus options and may look at local businesses having us during the day.

Arts & Culture

Record Store Day brings musical throwback to fans

Thu Apr 17, 2014 03:00 a.m.

For music lovers and collectors everywhere, Record Store Day is a party, and a big one at that. Throughout Tennessee, record stores will supply patrons with food and music along with exclusive releases this Saturday. Not going to be in Knoxville to celebrate? We've got you covered at home, too.


"That was a tough one": Early lead doesn't hold as Vols fall to Alabama 7-6

Thu Apr 17, 2014 03:00 a.m.

With a comfortable, five-run cushion heading to the sixth and seemingly every close play swinging in their favor, the Volunteers had to feel confident the momentum generated in Friday's late rally had in fact spilled over into Saturday’s ...

Knight Errant

Male gaze can both objectify, empower modern women

Thu Apr 17, 2014 03:00 a.m.

I am worn out, and yet I am still not finished with my thesis.

Part of it is my own Hamlet-esque procrastination, part of it is the overwhelming amount of work every one of our professors piles on us at ...


Take a hike: Charlie's Bunion

Thu Apr 17, 2014 03:00 a.m.

Sometimes you have to go through Hell to get to Heaven.

Last Saturday, that hell was called Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

A long-awaited day hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was our goal as my two companions and I ...