Your View: Letters to the Editor

Save lives, remember those who can't

Thu Sep 18, 2014

I'm a gay male, and I'm full of blood.

I don't usually lead with either of those things when I introduce myself to people. The first one tends to come out eventually if you talk to me long enough (especially if, say, we're standing by a ...

A love that defies all reason

Fri Sep 12, 2014

I'm very popular.

Anyone who knows anything about me, which is pretty much everyone, knows I have a penchant for churlish and graceless women. Given my inclination — my idiot doctor calls it an addiction — it should come as no surprise I have fallen for Alexandra Chiasson, columnist for The ...

Wal-Mart has everything to offer consumers, employees

Fri Sep 05, 2014

I would like to provide a different perspective regarding the wages and career opportunities provided by Wal-Mart that were articulated in Chris West's recent column on workers' rights. The information provided in the article did not accurately reflect who we are as a company, and I would like to ...

For the students that may never be

Thu Sep 04, 2014

A Letter to Our Fellow Classmates:

As many of you may or may not be aware, funding to support the continuation of the UT Lead Summer Institute program has been abruptly cut. The program is a highly unique program that has existed at the University of Tennessee since 2008. The ...

A teacher's takeaway from Ferguson, Missouri

Wed Aug 27, 2014

I'm a second-year teacher, and I was sitting in my classroom Monday, waiting for my new students to come in after the first tardy bell. As I heard the sounds of their footsteps echoing down the halls, I went to my computer to shut down my Internet windows. On ...

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