Opting in to 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 almost […]

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 […]

Life lessons learned: a school year in recap

Sarah Cooksy, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Now that David Letterman has retired, someone has to take over the infamous top 10 lists. I have graciously accepted the self-appointed nomination. Except we will squeeze this list into five points. Maybe I did not learn as much as I thought this year. Let’s take a minute to look back […]

Mission trips highlight self-renewal not external revival

Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. — We at UTC have the fortune — or the misfortune, according to others — of being smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt, USA. Chattanooga was recently named the most Bible-minded city in the United States; we are the belt buckle to a history of religious sprawl and expansion. This […]

Neo-Nazis in Chattanooga channel common situations on campus

Editorial —  Last week we asked students to respond on our Facebook page to the returned presence of the street preachers. Most of the comments encouraged students to ignore the preachers, claiming that attention was the main goal of the group. While we at the Echo have spoken out previously supporting the right to protest of […]

“Nothing to see here”: a story of white-washing in the media

Cartoon April 7, Rachel

From cartoonist Rachel Veazey, Chattanooga, Tenn.–

Classes are an indication of problem solving, not practicality

Sarah Keifer, Chattanooga, Tenn. — I recently read two “articles” on the social site Buzzfeed that left me thinking about my time in college and what it means after graduation. As I read “55 Questions Everyone Asks After College” and “15 Courses That Should Be Taught In College,” I thought about the questions I will have […]