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UTK JEM Student Balances School, Volleyball, and Internships

Claudia Coco


Claudia Coco is an extremely busy person. She's an integral member of Tennessee's volleyball team, she's a full-time journalism and electronic media student at UT, and she is an intern with VFL Films, the official film production team for Tennessee athletics. 

It's not an easy task juggling everything on day-to-day basis and we spoke to Claudia about how she does it... 

Students gain experience at the World Food Competition


Six students from Tennessee's School of Journalism and Electronic Media took a trip down to Orange Beach, Alabama on Thursday, November 10th to attend and report on the World Food Championship. The four-day event is "the largest competition in food sport," according to its website. Competitors enter for a chance to win a share of $300,000 in prize money. The overall winner of the World Food Championship walks away with $100,000. 

The students, Lauren Batson, Brianna Bivens, Danielle Clark, Sydney Gilliam, Natalie Ward and Brock Zych, came to the event accompanied by UTK professors Rob Heller and Nick Geidner with the intention of covering the event primarily using photo and video storytelling.