Students can take advantage of alternative transportation

Editorial – Each year, students spend thousands of dollars to park and drive to campus. The University estimates students will spend $1,670 for transportation during the 2014-2015 school year. This includes the fees for parking, gas and transportation fee itself. The age-old problem is many students pay for a parking spot they might not even […]

Student commends UTC on uniting students, creating positive campus culture

By Allen Chesney, Chattanooga, Tenn. –  I am 63 years old and retired from my longtime job in Chattanooga. But I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the UTC campus this fall, and it’s been a remarkable experience. My wife, Betsy, is taking a third-year French class at 1 p.m.three days a week, and […]

Students don’t need to worry about Ebola threat

By Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. – After officials on Oct. 15 stated that another case of Ebola had been contracted in the U.S., my head got fuzzy and my adrenaline sped up. One would think that we have the medical care and practices in order to prevent this from spreading within our country, but as it has appeared, […]

Facing the issues cartoon

Cartoon by Sara Moroni

the gravity and
importance of
various issues
Americans face,
we as a nation
need to wake up
from our apathetic
tendencies and
face these issues
head on.

Fall season brings new activities for students

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — It’s that time of year again: vibrant-colored leaves and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s fall! Finally, we can step outside without automatically starting to sweat profusely. We can walk to class without feeling like we just finished a solid workout at the ARC. We can actually enjoy being outside for longer than […]

Business leader advises women not to ask for pay raise

Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — MicrosoftCorp CEO Satya Nadella let his true colors shine when he advised women not to ask for a pay raise to generate positive karma, implying the gender pay gap is either an illusion or happens because men work harder than women and are therefore rewarded in increased pay. Today, women in […]

Modern feminism and masculinity use similar logic

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Emma Watson gave a speech in front of the United Nations about feminism Sept. 20 appealing to men, claiming that sexism was an inherent problem for all sexes and that men should be moved to stand up for women in the fight for equality. While I could call out the […]

College degrees don’t validate individual worth

Editorial — Traditional four-year institutions and Ivy League schools aren’t the only option for success. We at The Echo believe our generation can change the way society views those who attend technical and community colleges. Starting in middle school, the public education system in America drills into our brains that attending a traditional four-year university is necessary […]

Women only scholarships should be based on intellect not physical looks

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By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — In case you missed it, we have a new “Miss America,” as of the middle of September. I have nothing against beauty pageants or the Miss America competition. However, after this year’s winner was crowned, I read a few articles about the Miss America organization as a whole — something […]

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 […]