Holidays should be for friends, family

Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Most Americans would say they value their friends and family above all else. However, in our so-called capitalistic and free society, it is difficult, if not impossible, to carry that out when you are suppressed by corporate greed. As an employee of a business that will be open Thanksgiving and […]

5 reasons to never forget friends you met in college

By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the semester winds down and everyone begins to prepare for finals week, holiday breaks and time away from UTC, life will happen, bringing some people back to Chattanooga and others in opposite directions. The beautiful thing about life is that even though time never stands still, we have a […]

Fracking: coming soon to Tennessee

Taylor Lyon, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of natural gas extraction in which water, sand and chemicals are injected into a gas well at high pressures in order to fracture rock formations; thus allowing gas to flow easily from those rocks. There is controversy among this technique, however. Gas and […]

Time goes on, take advantage of present day

Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As I started creating my overwhelmingly long to-do list of projects to complete, papers to write and finals to study for, I found myself asking: where in the world has the time gone? It feels like just last week I was printing out syllabi and standing in the forever-long bookstore line […]

Spanish edition caters to Hispanic minorities, encourages diversity

By Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn., – In case you hadn’t noticed the content on the back page before the fold throughout this semester, our very own University Echo has begun a Spanish section that will hopefully, with time and perseverance, turn into its own edition. My hope for the Spanish section is that it comes […]

An observation of student life in the game room

By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., – As an aspiring journalist, I believe it is my duty to dig deep into issues and investigate things first-hand. This week’s adventure brought me deep into the heart of campus: the UTC game room. The first thing I noticed in the game room is the smell. It smells like […]

Art creates dialogue with the inner self

Photos by Cameron Morgan

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — I’m terrified of not understanding. It is my deepest fear and you now know it. Not knowing, not understanding, failing — whatever variation you want to call it, I’m scared. So, naturally, while standing in Philadelphia this past week, I found that I’m scared of art. It’s not that I […]

Activism will keep celebrity in the limelight

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Most know her as the hilarious writer and mastermind behind HBO’s Girls but Lena Dunham is more invested in social issues than your average comedienne. In HBO’s Girls, Dunham marries hilarity with the real struggles faced by twenty-something’s in today’s society. Off set, Dunham invests a considerable amount promoting marriage equality, political […]

Check facts before posting on social media

By Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The next time you walk across UTC’s campus, pay attention to the amount of students with their faces buried in their cell phones. There’s a pretty good chance that most, if not all, of those students are refreshing newsfeeds and timelines to check for updates on retweets, favorites, likes, […]

Commentary: NBA can get a fresh start this season

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,– As a lover of basketball, I cannot believe that the 2014-2015 NBA season is about to be underway. I will admit that I have not watched much of the preseason, but in all honesty I never did. The NBA is coming off a whirlwind of a year entering this season, with […]