Go underground with UTC Outdoors

Photos by Abigail Lewis

By Sara Sereownek, Chattanooga, Tenn., — UTC Outdoors is kicking off a semester of outdoor day trips by leading a caving trip on Jan. 23. “It’s an experience like no other,” said Dakota Crosslin, Franklin County sophomore and UTC outdoors staff member. “It’s getting outside your comfort zone.” Registration is open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at UTC […]

Sick students encouraged to stay inside

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Anywhere you go, whether it is to class or the grocery store, there are people coughing, sneezing and blowing their noses. It seems impossible to get away from all the germs floating around, especially in Chattanooga. At the end of December, Chattanooga was ranked No. 1 in the country […]

Reading reduces stress, emphasizes self

By Sarah Grace, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Life as a college student can be hectic and stressful but remembering to take time for yourself is extremely important for your mental, physical and emotional health. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading is able to reduce stress by up to 68%. My new routine […]

Apps to make the new year easier

Photo by Michael Alley

Students use phones daily to email teachers and engage with campus on social media.

By Kierstyn Parker, Chattanooga, Tenn.— It’s a phrase that is catching fire in this digital age: “There’s an app for that!” Now there are apps that can help students create citations, access Microsoft Office remind them of assignment due dates. Instead of taking a worn yellow or pink highlighter to a brand new textbook, eHighlighter allows […]

Review: Campus Starbucks

Photo by Lily Sanchez

By Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn.— I am well-aware you have all been on the edge of your seats anticipating the Echo’s opinion on the long-awaited establishment of our new Starbucks on campus, conveniently built into the new library. Before I start, is that what we have decided to call it? The “new library”? When does […]

Five suggestions to make 2015 a better year

By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Well folks, it’s 2015 and I’m probably as disappointed as you are that we don’t have hovering vehicles yet. I realize we are six days into 2015, and traditionally we save all of our resolution making for New Year’s Eve, but I firmly believe you can make a resolution […]

New food options come to campus

Alicia Miller, Chattanooga, Tenn. —  New eateries are coming to campus soon, so ready your Mocs bucks. With the new library opening in the spring semester, there will be a full service Starbucks that will accept Mocs bucks. “Currently, a new agreement is being drafted to put a food place under the UCF 5000 building,” […]

5 reasons to never forget friends you met in college

By Emily Bostic, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the semester winds down and everyone begins to prepare for finals week, holiday breaks and time away from UTC, life will happen, bringing some people back to Chattanooga and others in opposite directions. The beautiful thing about life is that even though time never stands still, we have a […]

The Camp House makes a move

Daniel McNeeley, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Multipurpose venue The Camp House is leaving the historic Southside for a new location on M.L. King Boulevard. It has been used as meeting places for interviews, hang out spots for friends and a good place to relax and study for off-campus students. This makes it difficult for some students […]

Time goes on, take advantage of present day

Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As I started creating my overwhelmingly long to-do list of projects to complete, papers to write and finals to study for, I found myself asking: where in the world has the time gone? It feels like just last week I was printing out syllabi and standing in the forever-long bookstore line […]