Critics Corner: Guardians Worth the Attention

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After hearing Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, had the highest August opening ever, I was skeptical of the praise it had been receiving. Critics were giving praise to the movie and my friends, both in person and online, were asking me to see it. When I saw the trailers for the film, […]

Grocery Bar is more than a grocery store

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By Daniel McNeeley, Chattanooga, Tenn., — There are those who prefer the experience of dining out to enjoy quality food prepared by a professional and then there those who think there is nothing better than a home cooked meal, prepared at leisure. The Grocery Bar, which had its grand opening on July 25, has blended the […]

CAB hosts football watch party

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By Amber Willson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As Welcome Week comes to a close, students can relax and have fun while cheering on the football team against Central Michigan on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Room in the UC. Austin Arias, Assistant Dean of Students, said in honor of the first football […]

Local businesses offer student discounts


You just paid for tuition, housing, books, a parking pass and gas to get to town. And now you are looking at your bank account and crying. You want to have fun, but you know you have to empty your bank account again next semester. Dry your tears and know there is hope. Your Mocs […]

Tips to deal with your new roommates

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By Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The end of summer break means the end of lounging on your parents’ sofas while keeping up with the Kardashians. It also means many students are moving into housing, getting ready for classes and dealing with new roommates. From cleanliness to competing for the bathroom, sharing a living space can […]

Life after studying abroad

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By Abigail Wetmore, Chattanooga, Tenn. — I recently returned from a semester of studying abroad in Germany. When I say recently, I mean almost walking off the plane, onto campus and into class. It may have been a little last minute now that I think about it, but very worth it for that last bit […]

Welcome week events

Information collected by the Echo staff Club Sport Expo What: Check out what club sports UTC has to offer. Where: Heritage Plaza When: Mon. Aug 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stand Up Paddleboarding Trip What: Paddleboard on the Tennessee River. Where: Meet at the ARC When: Wed. Aug 20 at 5:30 p.m. CAB […]

Nightfall concert series begins with summer

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Caroline Maloy, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The 25th anniversary of the Nightfall summer concert series will start every Friday from May 3 until August 30. The free, outdoor concert series will be at the River City Stage in Miller Plaza, at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. “This is probably our best […]

Senior thesis art exhibitions displayed at the Cress Art Gallery


Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — They say the end is just the beginning. For the seniors of the bachelor of fine arts program, the senior thesis exhibition is the end goal for their college career. However, this final project is just the beginning of their careers ahead of them. Some will go onto graduate school, […]

Local business pedals a party around Chattanooga’s restaurants

Contributed photo by Pints and Pedals

Eleanor Angel, Chattanooga, Tenn. –Pints and Pedals is a 15-seater bike, also known as a “party on wheels,” that travels all around Downtown or Southside for an evening of fun. The echo friendly bike is completely powered by humans. “The driver steers and breaks and the fifteen people on the bike pedal,” Sidney Beal, Marketing […]