Wrestler’s expulsion creates controversy

Letter to the Editor, Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Nationally-ranked wrestler Corey Mock was expelled from the University by Chancellor Angle Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sexual misconduct. However, a new ruling will allow him to take his final exams. Mock’s father, the head wrestling coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told the Times […]

Holidays should be for friends, family

Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Most Americans would say they value their friends and family above all else. However, in our so-called capitalistic and free society, it is difficult, if not impossible, to carry that out when you are suppressed by corporate greed. As an employee of a business that will be open Thanksgiving and […]

5 reasons to never forget friends you met in college

By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the semester winds down and everyone begins to prepare for finals week, holiday breaks and time away from UTC, life will happen, bringing some people back to Chattanooga and others in opposite directions. The beautiful thing about life is that even though time never stands still, we have a […]

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 […]

Fracking: coming soon to Tennessee

Taylor Lyon, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of natural gas extraction in which water, sand and chemicals are injected into a gas well at high pressures in order to fracture rock formations; thus allowing gas to flow easily from those rocks. There is controversy among this technique, however. Gas and […]

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 […]

Time goes on, take advantage of present day

Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As I started creating my overwhelmingly long to-do list of projects to complete, papers to write and finals to study for, I found myself asking: where in the world has the time gone? It feels like just last week I was printing out syllabi and standing in the forever-long bookstore line […]

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 […]

Spanish edition caters to Hispanic minorities, encourages diversity

By Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn., – In case you hadn’t noticed the content on the back page before the fold throughout this semester, our very own University Echo has begun a Spanish section that will hopefully, with time and perseverance, turn into its own edition. My hope for the Spanish section is that it comes […]

An observation of student life in the game room

By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., – As an aspiring journalist, I believe it is my duty to dig deep into issues and investigate things first-hand. This week’s adventure brought me deep into the heart of campus: the UTC game room. The first thing I noticed in the game room is the smell. It smells like […]