Bengals organization deserves recognition for Devon Still’s re-sign

By Emily Bostic – The Cincinnati Bengals proves humanity isn’t always evil  with the recent re-sign of Devon Still to help him pay for his 4-year-old daughter’s cancer treatment. When I first read about Still, defensive tackle to the practice squad, getting cut from this National Football League team, I was torn. On one side, I completely […]

Infrastructure reveals cracks under weight of expansion

Editorial — The expansion of the University poses a problem. Foremost, space in the landscape of downtown is sparse, and in order to acquire buildings, people must be moved out and spaces renovated. Nothing is immediate in the rush to accommodate a growing campus, especially in the emerging life in downtown. But that particular tension […]

Ice Bucket Challenge more than new fad for pop culture

Cartoon by Sara Moroni

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Everyone has seen amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge videos take over their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, the ice bucket challenge involves getting a bucket of ice water dumped over one’s head. Then, the participant nominates other friends or […]

Sportsmanship the main focus for intramurals

Editorial  — The fall semester is underway at UTC and that means intramurals are starting up. Former student athletes in high school should seriously consider trying out for the intramurals on campus. Campus Recreation puts a lot of their time and effort in making sure these intramurals are worth joining, and students should take advantage of […]

Ferguson tragedy could happen in Chattanooga community

Ferguson cartoon

By Madison Baldwin — Images on the Internet depicting the violence in Ferguson, Mo., are eerily similar to photos I’ve seen in history textbooks from the Birmingham riots in 1963 and the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992. On Aug. 9, Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown. Since the initial […]

Miley Cyrus starts war against youth homelessness

Screen shot from Google by Emily Bostic

Miley Cyrus sent Jesse, a homeless young man in LA, up to the stage to
accept her VMA for her song “Wrecking Ball.”

By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Miley Cyrus just can’t stop. Well, more like she won’t stop making headlines after MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs). Only this year, even her toughest critics had nice things to say. When Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video officially won a VMA, a young man named Jesse entered the stage, accepting […]

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


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–