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 […]

Students don’t need to worry about Ebola threat

By Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. – After officials on Oct. 15 stated that another case of Ebola had been contracted in the U.S., my head got fuzzy and my adrenaline sped up. One would think that we have the medical care and practices in order to prevent this from spreading within our country, but as it has appeared, […]

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 […]