Gender neutral bathrooms spark discourse on transgender community

Transgender issues are being overlooked by UTC. It has only been very recently, that the LGBTQ+ community on campus has been recognized by University policy and administration. Progress has started, but in many ways the transgender community is as marginalized as it has always been. We, as two transwomen, two of the many transgender students […]

Get off cell phones, join community

Editorial – Clearly, our generation has some improving to do. Yes, supposedly we are the most advanced humanity has ever been. We are more educated, healthier and our quality of life is far superior to what it has been. But, we are still far from perfect. It is 2014 and there is still war, famine, […]

Fans remember Rob Bironas as childhood hero

Screen shot from Google by Emily Bostic

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. – On the morning of Sept. 21, 2014, Tennessee Titans fans heard the news that Rob Bironas, a former kicker for the team, was killed in a one-vehicle car accident the night before, after hitting several trees and flipping into a drainage culvert. I was shocked when I saw photos […]

Failing one test not the end of the world for students

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Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. – It’s about that time when tests, midterms and eventually finals consume the majority of our time. Parents and professors will tell you that that is what you are here for, right? Wrong. College isn’t about spending hours upon hours cooped up in a study carrel in the library alternating […]

Women’s studies should be education requirement

Editorial — College students across the nation are required to take various general education courses in order to graduate.  You know, those random natural science, math, humanities and fine arts classes you register for and question their significance every time you step out of the classroom. According to the University’s website, faculty believes general education […]

Four steps to being a true Chattanoogan

Cartoon by Rachel Veazey

Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. — When I moved to Chattanooga two years ago, I knew I was moving to a city with many special features. At the time, I thought those features were obvious things, such as not having to drive an hour to go to the mall and getting student discounts around town. Little […]

Opinion: Ignorance is not an excuse, Mr. Commissioner

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – It is fascinating to watch the all-powerful squirm like a fish desperate to find its way back to water. What makes it even better is when the subject happens to be the National Football League, and its $44 million commissioner Roger Goodell. On February 15, 2014, the world was subjected to horrifying footage […]

Joan Rivers remembered by determination

By Lily Sanchez – Legendary actress and comedian Joan Rivers, 81, died of complications from vocal chord surgery. Rivers’ career stood for more than just her personality. Rivers understood the intricacies of comedy and theater long before she honed her skills. She knew the purpose it served for both the performer and the audience and rarely […]

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Cartoon by Andi Griner

Violence against women continues as a social norm

By Cameron Morgan — Trigger warning: rape, violence against women, domestic abuse and assault. This narrative is not new. I’m actually sick of how old it is: Women’s bodies are battle grounds,  not for their own personal development or growth, but for aggressors who take advantage of their roles as partners, as friends and as […]