Students should vote to let their voices be heard

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Editorial – Well students, we know you have heard this phrase since your eighteenth birthday, but here in Tennessee, now is the time to let your voice be heard – go vote. In the last presidential election, almost half of the 18-29-year-olds cast a vote, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning […]

Students can take advantage of alternative transportation

Editorial – Each year, students spend thousands of dollars to park and drive to campus. The University estimates students will spend $1,670 for transportation during the 2014-2015 school year. This includes the fees for parking, gas and transportation fee itself. The age-old problem is many students pay for a parking spot they might not even […]

Student commends UTC on uniting students, creating positive campus culture

By Allen Chesney, Chattanooga, Tenn. –  I am 63 years old and retired from my longtime job in Chattanooga. But I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the UTC campus this fall, and it’s been a remarkable experience. My wife, Betsy, is taking a third-year French class at 1 p.m.three days a week, and […]

Students double as bluegrass musician

By Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Bluegrass music and Tennessee are like peanut butter and jelly; they just go together. A few of UTC’s very own students also thought the same thing when they started up a band called Mountain Cove. Started in 2008 at Signal Mountain High School, Cody Harvey, Chattanooga senior, and some […]

EDGE kicks off Sustainability Week

By Haley Doss, Chattanooga, Tenn. — EDGE (Ecological Decisions for a Global Environment), UTC’s environmental awareness student organization, is hosting their annual Sustainability Festival Oct. 27-31 to promote recycling and other practices that are considered sustainable. “We basically try and educate people about different ways to be sustainable in their lives on and off campus […]

Mobile Market provides healthier food options on campus

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Mobile Market, a company that caters to food deserts, is stopping on campus this semester to give students the option to buy healthy food at market prices. A food desert is defined as, “a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain, particularly for those […]

Fall season brings new activities for students

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — It’s that time of year again: vibrant-colored leaves and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s fall! Finally, we can step outside without automatically starting to sweat profusely. We can walk to class without feeling like we just finished a solid workout at the ARC. We can actually enjoy being outside for longer than […]

Groundwork laid for Strategic Plan

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Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the help of faculty, staff, students and community leaders, the University has begun work on a five-year strategic plan to lay out priorities for the near future. The institutional guide is being developed by the University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. So far, the steering committee has met with a […]

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 […]

‘Live like a Student’ educates, promotes financial wellness

By Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Through the ‘Live like a Student’ series, the Financial Aid department seeks to inform students about their choices regarding student loans and increased educational expenses with rising tuition. “We’re trying to answer the question, what do you do to fulfill that gap?” said Jeff Rector, assistant director Client Services, […]