Administration falls short of creating safe campus

Editorial– Our campus is not a victim rights campus. Instead, it is a campus where the administration creates an environment that is unsafe for both the faculty and the students. We at the Echo understand that this is a bold claim, but this is what we know to be true. We published a story on […]

Alcohol consumption habits reveal cultural differences

Screenshot from Google Images

Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Drink, drank and drunk are three outrageously common words used by college students now-a-days. And more often than not we aren’t referring to their non-alcoholic associated definitions. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college students in the U.S. […]

Arquette’s Oscar remarks create exclusive feminism

Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Patricia Arquette took the stage to accept her win for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars Feb. 22 and used this opportunity to speak out against wage inequality. Some may see this and be glad that someone finally addressed the problem that is so apparent in our society and while […]

Women’s basketball deserves better support

Editorial — The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the nation, and all roads are pointing to head coach Jim Foster winning his second straight Southern Conference Championship, along with another NCAA Tournament berth. They’ve beaten the likes of Villanova, Tennessee and Stanford, yet the student support at games is minimal. We at the […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': lavish domestic abuse

Cartoon by Rachel Veazey

This cartoon does not support domestic violence. Its intent is to depict the seriousness of the issue

Olivia Dean, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Friday before Valentine’s Day, “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the box office like a bullet train, bringing in $94 million in the U.S. and $266 million globally, just on opening weekend. But strip away the worldwide enchantment and infatuation with what critics are labeling “mommy porn,” and all that’s […]

Obama’s Buzzfeed video shows relatable side

Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Last week, a short video from the news media website Buzzfeed was released featuring the POTUS himself, Barack Obama.The video, titled “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” features President Obama doing, well, things that we all do but never mention to others. The video was filmed in an effort to […]

Brian Williams: Why journalism is a pissing contest

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Before the wild anxiety days of 2k14 and the story that will live in infamy that resulted from it, I wanted to be a journalist. No, I wanted to be a foreign correspondent; I wanted to explore other countries and other cultures and get to the real question that plagued me […]

Gaming hype ruins emersion

Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the release of Turtle Rock Studio’s “Evolve,” a question arises: Why do gamers get so hyped for new games, only to ultimately be let down? Since “Evolve”’s announcement, I have been undecided about how it would turn out. It could be great, painfully average or terrible. After spending some time […]

Men’s track and field: race for gender equality

Students, faculty and staff and community members gathered at Tuesdays open forum to discuss the decision regarding the men's indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

Editorial, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The decision to cut the men’s outdoor and indoor track and field in order to comply with Title IX came as a momentous disappointment not just to the six men who are affected by it, but also by their fellow students, community members and faculty and staff. The most recent show of […]

Co-ed dorms create discourse among students

Editorial, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Co-ed dorms have recently been popping up around the nation and with Georgia State recently making the move, will UTC make the choice anytime soon? The decision was made at Georgia State to offer more options for the LGBT community, which has given the housing department backlash. Two of the most studied […]