Fall season brings new activities for students

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — It’s that time of year again: vibrant-colored leaves and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s fall! Finally, we can step outside without automatically starting to sweat profusely. We can walk to class without feeling like we just finished a solid workout at the ARC. We can actually enjoy being outside for longer than […]

Business leader advises women not to ask for pay raise

Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — MicrosoftCorp CEO Satya Nadella let his true colors shine when he advised women not to ask for a pay raise to generate positive karma, implying the gender pay gap is either an illusion or happens because men work harder than women and are therefore rewarded in increased pay. Today, women in […]

Modern feminism and masculinity use similar logic

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Emma Watson gave a speech in front of the United Nations about feminism Sept. 20 appealing to men, claiming that sexism was an inherent problem for all sexes and that men should be moved to stand up for women in the fight for equality. While I could call out the […]

Women only scholarships should be based on intellect not physical looks

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By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — In case you missed it, we have a new “Miss America,” as of the middle of September. I have nothing against beauty pageants or the Miss America competition. However, after this year’s winner was crowned, I read a few articles about the Miss America organization as a whole — something […]

Fans remember Rob Bironas as childhood hero

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. – On the morning of Sept. 21, 2014, Tennessee Titans fans heard the news that Rob Bironas, a former kicker for the team, was killed in a one-vehicle car accident the night before, after hitting several trees and flipping into a drainage culvert. I was shocked when I saw photos […]

Failing one test not the end of the world for students

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Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. – It’s about that time when tests, midterms and eventually finals consume the majority of our time. Parents and professors will tell you that that is what you are here for, right? Wrong. College isn’t about spending hours upon hours cooped up in a study carrel in the library alternating […]

Four steps to being a true Chattanoogan

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Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. — When I moved to Chattanooga two years ago, I knew I was moving to a city with many special features. At the time, I thought those features were obvious things, such as not having to drive an hour to go to the mall and getting student discounts around town. Little […]

Joan Rivers remembered by determination

By Lily Sanchez – Legendary actress and comedian Joan Rivers, 81, died of complications from vocal chord surgery. Rivers’ career stood for more than just her personality. Rivers understood the intricacies of comedy and theater long before she honed her skills. She knew the purpose it served for both the performer and the audience and rarely […]

Violence against women continues as a social norm

By Cameron Morgan — Trigger warning: rape, violence against women, domestic abuse and assault. This narrative is not new. I’m actually sick of how old it is: Women’s bodies are battle grounds,  not for their own personal development or growth, but for aggressors who take advantage of their roles as partners, as friends and as […]

Ferguson tragedy could happen in Chattanooga community

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By Madison Baldwin — Images on the Internet depicting the violence in Ferguson, Mo., are eerily similar to photos I’ve seen in history textbooks from the Birmingham riots in 1963 and the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992. On Aug. 9, Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown. Since the initial […]