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 […]

Get off cell phones, join community

Editorial – Clearly, our generation has some improving to do. Yes, supposedly we are the most advanced humanity has ever been. We are more educated, healthier and our quality of life is far superior to what it has been. But, we are still far from perfect. It is 2014 and there is still war, famine, […]

Women’s studies should be education requirement

Editorial — College students across the nation are required to take various general education courses in order to graduate.  You know, those random natural science, math, humanities and fine arts classes you register for and question their significance every time you step out of the classroom. According to the University’s website, faculty believes general education […]

UTC 9/11 memorial reminds students, faculty to never forget

Editorial –Thirteen years later; America still remembers. Most of us can remember exactly where we were the second we heard the news about the attack on our own soil. But, just because it’s been 13 years and the “War on Terror” is supposedly over, does that mean we should forget? Forget what happened that day […]

Infrastructure reveals cracks under weight of expansion

Editorial — The expansion of the University poses a problem. Foremost, space in the landscape of downtown is sparse, and in order to acquire buildings, people must be moved out and spaces renovated. Nothing is immediate in the rush to accommodate a growing campus, especially in the emerging life in downtown. But that particular tension […]

Sportsmanship the main focus for intramurals

Editorial  — The fall semester is underway at UTC and that means intramurals are starting up. Former student athletes in high school should seriously consider trying out for the intramurals on campus. Campus Recreation puts a lot of their time and effort in making sure these intramurals are worth joining, and students should take advantage of […]

Professors should think twice before requiring textbooks

Every semester UTC students and college students in general find out what textbooks they are required to buy and how expensive they will be, in addition to tuition, fees, room and board and anything else the college institution decides to pile on financially. And how many times have your new teachers said you “need” the […]

Student fee has same price tag, different benefits

Robert Fisher, SGA President, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Scrappy emails from Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor for marketing and communications, started early this year asking students to “opt in” to the student activity fee, which provides money to aid programing for the Campus Activities Board and other organizations on campus. Last semester the Tennessee General Assembly […]

Staff looks back on academic year

Editorial — We at The Echo would like to thank all of the students and faculty who have read and supported our publication this year. Not only have we seen increased readership on our website — at times reaching 1,000 views per hour — but we have felt the student presence on campus through our social […]