Wafflez Factory offers customizable waffles at student discounts

By Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Bria Nicholson, Chattanooga senior, asked herself, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a waffle café somewhere?” A few weeks later, herself and family decided they were going to open up a new restaurant. At Wafflez Factory, 301 MLK Blvd., customization is key, and the menu caters to all taste palettes […]

Fourth floor of downtown library features high-tech, hands-on lab

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Amber Lantham, Chattanooga, Tenn., — If you are looking for any type of book, a mystery novel, an encyclopedia, or a memoir, chances are you will find one at your local public library. However, in Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Public Library offers so much more than books. The fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library doubles […]

Want to meet a ghost?

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Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Chattanooga Ghost Tours will scare off your socks. Starting at 7:30 p.m. each night, the original walking ghost tour is one-and-a-half hours long for $15.95. Groups walk one mile around downtown with a guide, while hearing stories of the ghosts in Chattanooga. The extended ghost tour is twoand-a-half hours at […]

Patten Performances features world-renowned Rioult Dance company on campus

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Daniel McNeeley, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Patten Performance series is bringing RIOULT Dance NY to the stage Oct. 14. Bob Boyer, director of Patten Performances, described it as “A very lyrical contemporary dance,” as opposed to “ballet or ballet technique.” “We try to balance all three of these genres as we book, just like we […]

Camp Chair Cinema features movies under the stars in Renaissance Park

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Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Camp Chair Cinema features outdoor documentaries in Renaissance Park. The next event is Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. It is a free event that is open to the public, produced by Outdoor Chattanooga in collaboration with Lookout Wild Film Festival and River Rocks. There will be a screening of […]

Students answer Causeway Challenge, unite Chattanooga

Jessie Rigney, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Two UTC students were among those who won grants from the recent Causeway Challenge competition. The Causeway Challenge is a citywide contest that allowed creative students a chance to publicize their ideas with the goal of connecting Chattanooga’s several diverse communities. Mae Stuart, a Chattanooga freshman, and Ella Sanders, a […]

Southside expands with Jump Park and Southside Social

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The Southside Social is under construction next to the Jump Park across from Finley Stadium.

Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn. —After waiting five years, developer John Wise said he’s “all in” on the Southside. Formerly a warehouse, Southside Social will open in December and feature a bowling alley and swimming pool. It also will have two stages, one for acoustic music and one for larger bands. Wise said he wants to […]

Tea with Strangers offers chance to meet new people

By Maddie Kaprich, Chattanooga, Tenn., –You pass hundreds of people everyday: at the UC, in class, at the grocery store and on the street. Imagine if you had the chance to get to know every stranger you came across in a day. That concept is the idea that cultivated the Tea with Strangers movement that […]

Critic’s Corner: Universal Joint

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By Daniel McNeeley, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Are you always looking for more interesting places to eat out? Tired of the same wallpaper in every restaurant or the 20-minute wait with your friends while you wish you had your puppy with you? Thankfully, Universal Joint (UJ) is here to save the day. Sporting a sign that […]

Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival returns for the eighth year

Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga bluegrass music fans have an opportunity to attend two days of free concerts at Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival at Ross’s Landing Oct. 3-4. The Three Sister’s Bluegrass Festival is an annual event featuring local, regional and national bluegrass musicians. The festival combines both contemporary and traditional bluegrass music. It was started by […]