Multi-fandom convention to bring Walking Dead cast members to Chattanooga


By Andi Clifton, Chattanooga, Tenn.– ConNooga is making a reappearance at the end of February located at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and the Chattanooga Convention Center. Staff of the only multi-genre fandom convention to appear in this area is planning last minute preparations for the event expected to attract nearly two thousand visitors. […]

Chattanooga satisfies need for coffee fix

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Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, Tenn. – In the past decade, Chattanooga has made great strides in making the city a good environment for local businesses and a place that culture and art can thrive. If art and business is the engine of Chattanooga, coffee is its gasoline. Chattanooga’s coffee scene on the south side of town features distinct environments […]

Bandcamp makes music profitable for bands


Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Do-it-yourself and local music are now easier to create, listen, and share due to the development of technology and social media. Do-it-yourself or DIY bands do not work for a record label, instead they write and record their own music. Bands can upload their music to YouTube or to then share their music […]

Chattanooga outdoors promise breathtaking sights

By Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, TN –October and fall have finally arrived to Chattanooga, bringing along a slight breeze and the scenic color change. Chattanooga is known for its popular outdoor scenery; Sunset Rock, Ruby Falls, Rock City and Rainbow Lake to list a few. The Echo decided to highlight some of the best hiking trails […]

Local store weaves blue and gold ties

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By Heather Peckham, Chattanooga, TN –Monograms, embroidery, and engravings! Oh my! Charlotte’s Web Monograming and Gift, located in the heart of Riverview, at 1150 Hixson Pike, offers selections of various, personalized gifts: from homemade pompom fringe towels and handbags to engraved jewelry and embroidered T-shirts. The owner of Charlotte’s Web, Heather G. Corley, is a […]

UTC students attend national Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference

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UTC students attended the 23rd Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference on Oct. 1.

By Kelli Findlay, Chattanooga, TN–More than 450 scientific journalists gathered in Chattanooga’s Convention Center during the 23rd Scientific Environmental Journalism Conference. This is the second time Chattanooga has hosted this national conference. This conference was co-chaired by one of our own, Dr. David Sachsman, professor of the communication department on campus. Journalists from around the […]

“Made in Chattanooga” highlights connection between city and student

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The Market Street Bridge stretches across the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga and the Northshore District. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million.

By Editorial, Chattanooga, TN—The student body’s decision to choose “Made in Chattanooga” as the homecoming theme for this year shows how strongly Chattanooga and UTC students are connected. Chattanooga always had pride in having UTC in its city, so it is time for UTC students to return the favor and show how much pride they […]

“Made in Chattanooga” unites students, alumni


By Valerie Johnson, Chattanooga, TN–Homecoming week is drawing closer, bringing with it a festival of activities leading up to the big game Oct. 12 against Furman University. This year’s theme, “Made in Chattanooga” is all about embracing what makes the city of Chattanooga and the University unique. From historic Lookout Mountain where Union and Confederate […]

TN Wild Act working toward preserving TN landscape for future generations

Editorial—In an attempt to preserve the beauty and majesty of Tennessee’s natural landscape, supporters of the Tennessee Wilderness Act are looking to gain wilderness designation for parts of the Cherokee National Forest. According to the Tennessee Wild website, the Wilderness Act (1964) defines wilderness as “land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements […]

Nightfall series encourages students to embrace downtown

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Culture Fest: Nightfall goers ride motorcycles and pitch chairs, taking advantage of the culture the festival offers.

By Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, TN–In the heart of downtown Chattanooga’s weekend vibrancy is the Nightfall concert series, located at Miller Plaza on the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Welcoming dogs, motorbikes and music lovers alike, the series runs every Friday, rain or shine. Chattanooga Presents- the creators of Nightfall- announced they will […]