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Alaska at 50: Still Foreign to Many Down South

Alaska at 50: Still Foreign to Many Down South

Knoxville native John d'Armand (Knoxville '58), who has spent much of his life in Alaska, reflects on territorial days.

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A Degree of Danger

A Degree of Danger

U.S. Army Lt. Jeremiah Manning has a perfectly good excuse to put off finishing his master's degree in civil engineering.

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A Wrangler's Retrospective

A Wrangler’s Retrospective

Sometimes the line between life-changing dreams and nightmares runs thin as the queen of hearts.

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The Future is China

The Future is China

From my 24th-floor office in northeast Beijing, each day I survey the startling expansion and transformation of the city.

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Academy Rewards

Academy Rewards

The Tennessee Governor's Academy for Mathematics and Science in Knoxville is a radically different kind of school.

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A Smoky Mountain Queen

A Smoky Mountain Queen

I gave my first reading of my children's novel, Gentle's Holler, in Sylva, North Carolina, in the spring of 2005.

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Blown Away

Blown Away

Two years ago, Erin Moore was starting her sophomore year at the University of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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Worth the Coming Home

Worth the Coming Home

SENATE LAWYER BECOMES UNPAID SMOKIES MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST! I fully expected to see this newspaper headline.

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ShUT My MoUTh

ShUT My MoUTh

They say a moUThful with a single word. I'm talking, of course, aboUT those new billboards, newspaper ads, and TV…

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Cafe Dismay

Cafe Dismay

When did coffee become a fashion statement? Plain old Folger's in a bottom-of-the-line Procter Silex is soooo yesterday.

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