Strategic plan falls short of promised community

Editorial — Chattanooga, known for its beautiful scenery and high-speed Internet, can add another accolade to its list: the city of growing inequality. According to a New York Times article written last year, 27 percent of Chattanoogans live below the poverty line, as compared with 15 percent nationally, with several of the members in that […]

Strategic Plan falls short of promised community

Editorial — Chattanooga, known for its beautiful scenery and high-speed Internet, can add another accolade to its list: the city of growing inequality. According to a New York Times article written last year, 27 percent of Chattanoogans live below the poverty line, as compared with 15 percent nationally, with several of the members in that percentage […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo by Eve Hermann

Every year we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday in January, but why? Some people think of this day as just a day off from work or school, but we at the University Echo believe it is more than that. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to not only […]

Anonymous apps create crimes of opportunity

Editorial — As the number of anonymous apps, such as Unseen and Yik Yak, increases, it is our duty as a University to extend our protection of students to those spaces, especially to victims of sexual assaults who are subject for stalking and members of LGBTQ+ communities, as well as racial minorities. While anonymity creates […]

Support student programming, choose option one

Editorial – As students, one would think that the money we pay to attend school and all of the fees encompassed in that would go to enhancing our college experience. Wrong. After a Sex Week Event at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, the way that student funding is spent came up for discussion. The aftermath of […]

Students should keep motivating, supporting Mocs football team

Photos by Kelsey Aslinger

This past weekend, the Mocs football team and supporters celebrated the 31-13 win over Wofford, sealing the deal for a SoCon champion title and a bid to the playoffs.

Editorial –  Congrats, Mocs football team! It’s been 30 years since UTC has celebrated a SoCon championship and a bid to the playoffs, but 2014 is our year. Even though only 11 players can be on the field at one time, winning a football and making history relies on so much more than that. It […]

Current, former military service members deserve appreciation

Editorial – With Veterans Day approaching soon on Nov. 11, we at The Echo find it important to stop and truly appreciate veterans of the American military and thank them for what they have done for our country. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 because it is the anniversary of the end of World War I. This day […]

Students should vote to let their voices be heard

voting photo

Editorial – Well students, we know you have heard this phrase since your eighteenth birthday, but here in Tennessee, now is the time to let your voice be heard – go vote. In the last presidential election, almost half of the 18-29-year-olds cast a vote, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning […]

Students can take advantage of alternative transportation

Editorial – Each year, students spend thousands of dollars to park and drive to campus. The University estimates students will spend $1,670 for transportation during the 2014-2015 school year. This includes the fees for parking, gas and transportation fee itself. The age-old problem is many students pay for a parking spot they might not even […]

College degrees don’t validate individual worth

Editorial — Traditional four-year institutions and Ivy League schools aren’t the only option for success. We at The Echo believe our generation can change the way society views those who attend technical and community colleges. Starting in middle school, the public education system in America drills into our brains that attending a traditional four-year university is necessary […]