Sick students encouraged to stay inside

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Anywhere you go, whether it is to class or the grocery store, there are people coughing, sneezing and blowing their noses. It seems impossible to get away from all the germs floating around, especially in Chattanooga. At the end of December, Chattanooga was ranked No. 1 in the country […]

Reading reduces stress, emphasizes self

By Sarah Grace, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Life as a college student can be hectic and stressful but remembering to take time for yourself is extremely important for your mental, physical and emotional health. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading is able to reduce stress by up to 68%. My new routine […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo by Eve Hermann

Every year we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday in January, but why? Some people think of this day as just a day off from work or school, but we at the University Echo believe it is more than that. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to not only […]

Mocs on the Money

By Bill Parker and Alexis Scott, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Research shows over and over again that college students are unprepared for the financial responsibilities associated with college success. Students are also expected to manage large debts, but have little training to do so. Many of our students are making financial decisions that will plague them […]

Our library worth the wait

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn .— Two days ago I finally got to see for myself our new library that we all waited so long for.As I walked  across campus on a cold Sunday afternoon to head in our weekly Echo staff meetings, I noticed that there were not that many people walking around the […]

Review: Campus Starbucks

Photo by Lily Sanchez

By Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn.— I am well-aware you have all been on the edge of your seats anticipating the Echo’s opinion on the long-awaited establishment of our new Starbucks on campus, conveniently built into the new library. Before I start, is that what we have decided to call it? The “new library”? When does […]

Five suggestions to make 2015 a better year

By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Well folks, it’s 2015 and I’m probably as disappointed as you are that we don’t have hovering vehicles yet. I realize we are six days into 2015, and traditionally we save all of our resolution making for New Year’s Eve, but I firmly believe you can make a resolution […]

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 […]