January 2020

January 2020

One month into 2020 and I’ve hit the ground running.

Kanye West. Goth dance nights. Pimped out rides. The Gator Bowl. It’s going to be difficult to top.

I’ve made a few new year’s resolutions like eating less sugar (mostly chocolate), less screen time and to read my favorite books. Unfortunately, using less tech proves difficult since my job revolves all around it.

This is my fourth year in Knoxville. I often think back to the wide-eyed enthusiasm I had when I began where I was filled with excitement to learn, explore and discover stories in this new city. However, my priorities changed and I never followed through with many of those ideas. This year I am dedicating myself to pursue those projects (even if I’m not on the clock, sorry boss), and allotting time to develop my creativity.

Below are two video projects I did. The story on Mr. Basketball is one I’ve wanted to do since I saw his car the first week I was in Knoxville. The story proved difficult to report on, but I am satisfied with the result and that I finally did the story.

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Tennessee defensive back Shawn Shamburger (12) sacks Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey (12) during the Gator Bowl game between Tennessee and Indiana at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

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Young Tennessee fans watch the team warm up before the Gator Bowl game.

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Tennessee tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson (4) leaps over Indiana defensive back Tiawan Mullen (3).

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Tennessee running back Eric Gray (3) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the Gator Bowl game.

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Caitie the beach bum.

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Temple Night

Attendees dance to the music at the monthly Temple dance night at The Concourse in downtown Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Temple is celebrating its 15th year as a goth, industrial steampunk and emo dance night.

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Ryan Caughorn, known as his DJ name, M3RK, poses for a portrait at Temple.

KNS Vols Texas A&M

Tennessee Head Coach Rick Barnes disputes a call with the referee during a game between Tennessee and Texas A&M.

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Piper Sharp, 7, of Maryville, and her brother Tyler Sharp, 11, look at a Harry Potter cake design at the annual Knoxville Chocolatefest at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall in Knoxville.

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A vacant East Town Mall is closing Jan. 31, 2020

Aspen Heights

Construction continues on the new Aspen Heights student apartments development on Cumberland Ave. in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The apartments, which are set to be completed for fall 2020, will feature a rooftop pool and a CVS among other amenities.

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Construction continues on the new Aspen Heights student apartments development.

KNS Vols Ole Miss

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) and Mississippi guard Bryce Williams (14) collide while chasing the ball during a game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

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Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi (25) and Mississippi guard John McBride (33) battle for the ball.

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Tennessee guard Jalen Johnson (13), Mississippi forward KJ Buffen (5) and Tennessee guard Victor Bailey Jr. (12) eye the rebound ball.

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Kanye West enters the annual Strength to Stand Youth Conference at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Kanye West and his 100-member Sunday Service Choir performed along with West’s pastor, Adam Tyson.

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Kanye West performs with the Sunday Service Choir at the annual Strength to Stand Youth Conference at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

KNS Fulton Austin East Basketball

An Austin-East player stretches during a basketball game between Fulton and Austin-East at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

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Austin-East’s LaRon Dixson (23) goes for a layup as Fulton’s Desmir Hatchett (10) and Damen Holt (2) defend.

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Fans cheer during a basketball game between Fulton and Austin-East at Fulton High School.

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40 Under 40 nominee Denetria Moore takes a photo in the selfie booth with friends with her award at Knox.biz’s 40 Under 40 Gala held at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

 

KNS Vols Texas A&M

Texas A&M forward Josh Nebo (32) and Texas A&M guard/forward Savion Flagg (1) reach for the rebound as Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) and Tennessee guard/forward Yves Pons (35) look on during a game between Tennessee and Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

KNS-Vols South Carolina

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) blocks a dunk attempt by South Carolina forward Keyshawn Bryant (24).

 

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KNS Bearden William Blount

Fans watch the game below the Bulldog mural during a game between Bearden and William Blount at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

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Bearden’s Tyler Nordin (10) dunks the ball over William Blount’s Tanner Prats (22).

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KNS Lady Vols Alabama

Tennessee’s Kasiyahna Kushkituah (11) prepares to take the court during a game between Tennessee and Alabama on Monday, January 20, 2020.

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KNS-Vols South Carolina

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) shoots the ball as South Carolina guard AJ Lawson (00) defends.

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Tennessee forward Drew Pember (3) and Tennessee guard Josiah-Jordan James (5) celebrate after defeating South Carolina 56-55.

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Nikolai Ardey of Volkswagen speaks at an announcement ceremony of a research partnership between the University of Tennessee and Volkswagen at Cherokee Farms in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. UT, Volkswagen and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will work together to research lightweight car components and develop electric vehicles.

Sears West Town Mall

Demolition of the former Sears at West Town Mall continues in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

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