Your View: Letters to the Editor

Student trustee selection non-representative of student voice

Wed Jun 11, 2014

Dear Editor,

The student voice has been more impactful this past year than I can remember. It slowed the progress of a mandatory meal plan and helped defeat harmful student fee legislation. An important duty of the student voice is the election of student representatives that gives SGA legitimacy in ...

From your SGA president: Don't be afraid of the blank page that is your college career

Mon Jun 02, 2014

I stared at a blank white page on my computer screen for a long time in my attempt to write this letter.

A long time.

I ignored my economics homework, scrolled through Facebook, jammed to Spotify and made every procrastination attempt in the book as I attempted to think of ...

From (next year's) Editor-in-Chief: The Beacon is for you

Mon Jun 02, 2014

When I stepped into the office of The Daily Beacon in August of 2011, I was just short of terrified.

I felt as though my insecurity must have been written all over my face – my status as "freshman" emblazoned in the way I stumbled over my words when asking where ...

Mandatory meal plans an unfair solution

Fri Apr 25, 2014

My father once told me that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result.

If this is true, then the UT Dining Services should see a psychiatrist.

I am, of course, referring to The Daily Beacon Article on April 24, which claimed that ...

Why you should come to Aloha Oe

Fri Apr 25, 2014

It's a Tennessee Tradition.

When: May 6, 6:30 p.m. beginning at the Alumni Memorial Building and ending in front of Ayres Hall

Sex Week's future

Wed Apr 23, 2014

There are those whose blood bleeds orange; ours hasn't bled orange for a while.

We write to you as the former co-founders and co-chairs of SEAT and Sex Week. We've spent the last two years designing and implementing programs to create a healthier environment at UT. Through this ...

Do the Right Thing, Jimmy Cheek

Mon Apr 21, 2014

If you attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, you have probably heard the phrase 'Make Orange Green.'

As a student who has been involved in numerous Make Orange Green initiatives, I have witnessed many people take great strides to make our campus more sustainable. I continue to be impressed with the ...

Let's ditch the hate and embrace the Volunteer spirit

Mon Apr 07, 2014

I'm not going to attempt to speak for all "GDI's" or Greek people – I'm going to speak as a Volunteer.

Upon reading the Letter to the Editor that ran on April 2, many of my Facebook friends raved about it; I, however, felt a sinking sensation. The ...

Beacon columnists over-sympathize with Greek community

Wed Apr 02, 2014

To the Editor:

I'm not in a Greek organization, myself. Not because I have anything against fraternities or sororities – more because I don't have an extra few thousand dollars a year to spend on a social club.

I guess I assumed, given how fancy and expensive these clubs ...

Speak up, stop activity fees legislature from hurting campus

Wed Mar 12, 2014

It's a crisp Monday afternoon on campus. Having just gotten out of your late afternoon class, you find you have a little bit of that rare thing known as "free time" and decide to just walk.

As you walk down the long hall of HSS, something catches your eye ...