Terror in Paris sparks empathy

Editorial We at the Echo offer our deepest condo- lences to all those affected by the attacks in Paris that occurred over the weekend. It is deeply saddening to see a nation forced to face what has been cited as violence dead- lier than France has seen since World War II when they are just […]

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  • New social app reinvents group message platform

    By Lauren Miller, Chattanooga, Tenn. — DisplayNote Technologies, based in Belfast, Ireland, is preparing to launch their new collaboration and messaging app, Swoodle, to help students connect further and simplify apps on their phones. The app, from first brush, attempts to localize other programs like Google Docs, GroupMe, Snapchat and Kik in one. “It’s a free […]

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  • Facebook adds suicide prevention feature

    By Aaron Chowdhury, Chattanooga, Tenn.– In an effort to help prevent suicide, social media giant Facebook has rolled out a new self harm and suicide prevention reporting tool. Facebook has partnered with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and several other mental health organizations. If a user scrolls through there feed and notice a harmful or […]

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  • Ashley Madison sugar coats infidelity

    By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., — I am not married. But that doesn’t take away from how shocked and disgruntled I am at the compelling amount of men and women who were active on the affair facilitating site, Ashley Madison. According to Gizmodo reporter Annalee Newitz, who  investigated 33 million accounts exposed to the public: […]

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  • Students support Stophel assault victim

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga Tenn.–UTC students received an email on Monday morning regarding a sexual assault that occurred in Stophel Apartments earlier that day and have taken to a popular social media app, Yik Yak, to voice their opinions. While it was released that the suspect and victim are thought to have known each other, […]

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  • Obama’s Buzzfeed video shows relatable side

    Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Last week, a short video from the news media website Buzzfeed was released featuring the POTUS himself, Barack Obama.The video, titled “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” features President Obama doing, well, things that we all do but never mention to others. The video was filmed in an effort to […]

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  • Anonymous apps create crimes of opportunity

    Editorial — As the number of anonymous apps, such as Unseen and Yik Yak, increases, it is our duty as a University to extend our protection of students to those spaces, especially to victims of sexual assaults who are subject for stalking and members of LGBTQ+ communities, as well as racial minorities. While anonymity creates […]

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