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Tenn Words: The Overwhelming Burden Of College Debt

Oct 10, 2016

From gobbling down Ramen to pulling all-nighters, college students are used to making sacrifices.

But one sacrifice seems to loom larger than all of the others combined. Across the country, students are crippled by debt after completing their degrees, and East Tennessee students, graduates and the family members supporting them are not immune.

Aren’t convinced? Well, the numbers don’t lie:

Tenn Words Update: Does Donald Trump Keep You Up At Night?

Sep 29, 2015

GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump is firm in his conviction that he will win over Hispanics in America, even while his approval numbers among the country's largest minority tend to hover near  "you're kidding, right?"  Say what you want, but T

Tenn Words update: ¿Qué es lo que te desvela por la noche?

Sep 23, 2015

We're excited to launch our Spanish-language version of WUOT's Tenn Words project this Sunday September 27 at the Hola Festival in downtown Knoxville.  If you're in the area to enjoy the food and music, please stop by and say "hola" and fill out one of the Tenn Words forms (there will be English-language forms available too).

Tenn Words Update: Nine Words Too Many

Aug 11, 2015

 WUOT's Tenn Words project asks East Tennesseans to answer the following question in ten words or less:  "What keeps you up at night?"

While some of our 500+ responses include the maximum allowable verbiage (ten words) and others go well beyond the limit (Express Lane Cheaters Unite!), the number of words on a handful of responses fall somewhere between zero and two.  

Tenn Words Update: Bedtime Stories

Jul 21, 2015

Since the middle of May, we've been asking folks from all around East Tennessee to answer the question "What keeps you up at night?" in ten words or fewer.  

With approximately 650 responses so far, we've begun combing through the responses and identifying and exploring some interesting trends and ideas.