Alcohol consumption habits reveal cultural differences

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Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Drink, drank and drunk are three outrageously common words used by college students now-a-days. And more often than not we aren’t referring to their non-alcoholic associated definitions. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college students in the U.S. […]

Student letter points finger at administration for mismanaging testimony in sexual harassment case

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Cameron Morgan, Eve Hermann, Sarah Grace Battles and Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Students distributed a letter to about 1,000 faculty and staff through University mail, Feb. 18, raising concerns that the administration mishandled a sexual harassment case opened with the Dean of Students Office, and again when the case was appealed during the Fall 2014 semester. The […]

$30 Million Housing Project Targets UTC Students

By Mary Elizabeth Wheeler, Chattanooga, Tenn.– A Virginia-based developer has plans to build a 600-bed apartment complex at 1428 Riverside Drive, near the future extension of Central Avenue, with the hope of attracting both students from UTC and Chattanooga State Community College.   Increased enrollment at UTC over the last decade has created a niche […]

Iron Gaming promotes video games, teamwork

By Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Iron Gaming is a software company that aims to build an ecosystem for all types of video gamers, with a focus on electronic sports (e-sports). Gamers who want to join Iron Gaming can create a profile in their system that ranks their skill level in the games that they […]

Students protest University’s affiliation with labor that uses sweatshops, ask for change

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By Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Members of the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) organization marched into Chancellor Angle’s office last week to appeal the University’s ties with Jansport and the VF Corporation. This campaign came in response to the unwillingness of the VF Corporation to sign an accord that makes it accountable for fire and […]

Co-ed dorms create discourse among students

Editorial, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Co-ed dorms have recently been popping up around the nation and with Georgia State recently making the move, will UTC make the choice anytime soon? The decision was made at Georgia State to offer more options for the LGBT community, which has given the housing department backlash. Two of the most studied […]

Mocs on the Money

By Alexis Scott and Morgan Lorimer, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Living on campus is a constant battle between food and, well, food. At the beginning of each semester each student must pay for a meal plan that cost between $675 to $1,600. So, when the temptation of going out to eat kicks in, most students don’t realize […]

Taxes challenge students, first-time filers

By Mary Elizabeth Wheeler, Chattanooga, Tenn.– Financial wellness may be the last thing on many students mind but it’s pertinent to academic success. In 2012, 71 percent of all students graduating from four-year colleges had student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Access & Success. It is more important that ever for students to […]

Read2Achieve selects book

By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn.– UTC’s common reading program, Read2Achieve, reveals “The Circle” by Dave Eggers as the book selection for the 2015-2016 school year. Read2Achieve is a common reading program meant to help freshman transition into college and enhance upper classmen’s experience by providing them with a common topic to discuss. Books are picked for […]

Creative minds and compassionate souls unite at “Art to HART”

By Julia Weber, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The In-Town Gallery is hosting the “Art to HART” event to help raise money and collect art supplies for the artists at HART Gallery. Students can come to celebrate of the month of compassion and love to help support and enjoy the gallery’s art throughout February. The First Friday reception […]