Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago

CHICAGO- The upbeat tempo of the fiddle and the smell of Guinness beer swirled through the air as crowds of people in green attire were entertained at the Irish American Heritage Center this past weekend. Over 15,000 people celebrated the 33rd annual Irish American Heritage Festival on the North Side of Chicago in the MayfairContinue reading “Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago”

Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO – Bicycle and beer enthusiasts raised thousands of dollars Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park for local nonprofit West Town Bikes. Attendees cycled in the bike parade around Humboldt Park and returned to the mainstage for entertainment. In the afternoon the Tour de Fat festival offered a giant game of Twister, comedic acts and musicalContinue reading “Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park”

Impacts of “Fake News” on News Media

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – During my senior year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, I worked a thesis project which researched the impacts of fake news on the mass media. This research was published to the Tennessee Research and Collective Exchange database. Through interviews with three journalism professionals, I found that fake news has altered theContinue reading “Impacts of “Fake News” on News Media”

University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport prioritizes student success

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Chancellor Beverly Davenport began her tenure at the University of Tennessee Knoxville on February 15th, 2017. Her plans for the university focus on student and faculty success for the future. Published in conjunction with 

Bees vanish across the world

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Bumblebees were added to the endangered species list under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this past month. In recent years the National Resource Defense Council reports that since 1990, 25 percent of the honey bee population has disappeared. Many crops such as almonds, avocados, onions, and apples are dependent upon the survivalContinue reading “Bees vanish across the world”

Governor Haslam proposes gas tax increase

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Governor Haslam proposes a seven cent increase in the gasoline tax in his state of the state address. The tax revenue pays for anticipated road and infrastructure projects across the state. The proposal raises the current tax to twenty-eight point four cents per gallon of gas. The Improve Act plans for aContinue reading “Governor Haslam proposes gas tax increase”

Governor Haslam proposes substantial education budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Each year a group of 32 university students lobby in Nashville before Governor Haslam’s State of the State Address. These students discuss the statewide outsourcing plan and how the university supports facility workers. Governor Haslam proposes a budget for higher education construction projects across Tennessee. Published in conjunction with