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 […]

Social media could lead to unrealistic life comparisons

By Emily Gurchiek Chattanooga, Tenn., - Fun fact: college may not be the best years of your life. No matter what the movies, BuzzFeed articles, or your cool aunt lead you to believe, college is not all fun and games. Sometimes these four years just plain suck. Sometimes college is when you realize you are alone. You move […]

Robin Williams’ death brings reflection on depression

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By Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn. – After hearing the news of Robin Williams’ death, I felt the same way many other Flubber Lovers around the world felt- heart broken.  Because I grew up watching Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, Hook and all the other fantastic films Robin Williams starred in, learning that Genie is no longer here with us […]

Back to school

By cartoonist Sara Moroni–

Top five things I wish I knew as a sophomore

Sara Moroni — Aug 18 cartoon

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Last year I wrote a column for the first-day issue of The Echo entitled “Top 10 things I wish I knew as a freshman.” This year’s installment continues with pithy but practical advice in the hope that someone besides myself and my Facebook friends can learn from my mistakes. In other […]

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 […]

Soak up the sun and take a break from studying!

Cartoon, April 14- SARA

From cartoonist Sara Moroni–

Study habitat is crucial component for finals success

Zach Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — With finals coming up, it can seems like professors are piling the work before exams. Through my experience, studying for finals can be either very stressful or manageable, and I believe that where you study is just as important as how much you study. The obvious choice is the library, but […]

Stress over finals puts goals in perspective

Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn. — It is the time of the year college students dread the most: finals are here. Throughout the week, students will be doing everything they can to finish out the year.  Some can be found zombie-walking across campus, too tired to speak to anyone. Others might be nodding off or sleeping through […]

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 […]