Date rape prevention turns trendy

Jessie Rigney, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Is fingernail polish really an effective solution to prevent rape? In the United States, a woman is raped every two minutes, and more than 80 percent are caused by date-rape drugs, according to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Four students at North Carolina State University are creating a fingernail polish […]

Undergrad student research climate change


Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — A group of UTC students lead by Dr. Jennifer Boyd, UTC associate professor of biological and environmental sciences, have been conducting research since this summer on a select group of plants found in the Appalachian region of the United States. “We’re researching how each plant species collected from different regions […]

SGA Report

Gregory Jackson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Guest Speaker • Provost Ainsworth discussed the development of a new strategic plan for the University. The Provost took the senate through a guided dialogue centering around what students need from the strategic plan. The strategic plan guides the University academically, administratively and socially as well these plans have a […]

Gender neutral bathrooms soon proposed to SGA

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Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — A proposal for gender neutral bathrooms may be presented to the full SGA on Sept. 23. On Sept. 11, members of Spectrum spoke to the Social Issues, Equity and Diversity Committee of SGAon the issue of gender neutral bathrooms in preparation for a proposal to the full SGA. Since last fall, Spectrum, […]

Rainfall floods Oak Street

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Heavy Rainfall Sept. 5 caused the lower part of Oak Street to flood. No damage was reported to cars parked along the street. No damage has been reported to buildings or the Johnson Ober apartments facing the street.  

SGA Report

Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Guest Speaker • Bill Rush spoke to SGA about the Chattanooga Mobile Market, a mobile grocery store for people with limited to no access to an affordable, nearby grocery store. The goal of the Mobile Market is to provide fresh, healthy, local food to areas considered to be in a […]

Off-campus, suite-style housing complex ready for pre-leasing soon

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Ciara McCall, Chattanooga, Tenn. — A new walking-distance, off-campus housing complex is near completion on the corner of Vine and Lindsey, the old site of Chad’s Records. Vine 324 will offer suite-style living without the downtown price tag. UTC students are the target audience for the building’s layout, according to Aubrey Read, marketing and operations manager […]

GEAR UP and PAWS promote student to teacher, create community

Jessie Rigney, Chattanooga, Tenn., — GEAR UP and PAWS aim to improve high school graduation rates with relationship building and student interaction. GEAR UP and PAWS are University-related programs hiring UTC students to help promote the value of a college education to students at inner city schools. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, GEAR […]

New bike lanes allow all to breathe easy

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Callie Hildebrand, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The city of Chattanooga plans to offer student bikers a safer route through the city with new bike lanes that will include streets on UTC’s campus. New bike lanes will be added to Eighth Street, Duncan Street, Orchard Knob Avenue, South Willow Street, Second Street and Frazier Avenue. The project […]

ThinkAchieve extends educational opportunity to community

Sarah-Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — ThinkAchieve began at UTC in fall of 2012. ThinkAchieve’s purpose is to help get students engaged on campus and in the community by facilitating participation in experiential learning opportunities. Benefits of being a part of the program include priority registration, a celebratory dinner and awards. Allison Quintanilla, Nashville senior, is […]