Sarah-Grace Battles, Editor-in-Chief—
Sarah-Grace is a Communication major with a double minor in Political Science and Women’s Studies. She hopes to attend law school after she graduates. When she’s not cheering for Alabama football, she loves to read, be outdoors, try new restaurants and be with her family and friends. To reach out, e-mail her at or tweet her @sarahgracieeb.
Ashley Day, Opinion Editor—
Alina Hunter-Grah, News Editor—
Alina is a junior Communications major with a minor in Political Science from Clarksville, Tenn. Alina is also the official Chattanooga Correspondent for 2nd & Church, a literary magazine based out of Nashville, Tenn. Alina dreams of being an investigative journalist or political reporter. In her freetime, Alina loves to hike, paint, and name the flowers she sees on the side of the road. If you want funny stories about awkward social interactions or cell phone troubles, Alina is your gal. If you want to contact Alina, her email is
Haley Doss, Assistant News Editor—
Haley is a Communication major with a minor in Political Science. She enjoys learning new things, keeping up with current events and binge watching Netflix. To get in contact with her, email at
Carson Cook, Assistant News Editor—
Carson is a Communication major with a minor in International Studies. In addition to working for The Echo, she is a peer consultant at the Writing and Communication Center and a member of the Honors College. Her hobbies include reading, baking, and over-analyzing her favorite TV shows. You can reach her at
Hayden Seay, Features Editor—
Majoring in communication and history, Hayden just wants to write. He is currently writing his first novel, but also plans on delving into historical and political writing. He avidly reads and plays video games, and will debate over which breed of cat is the most adorable. To read more of his work, click here. To reach out, email him at or tweet him @AnAegeanCat.
Addie Whitlow, Assistant Features Editor—
John Mitchell, Sports Editor
John is a Chattanooga native that was named Sports Editor on November 12th, 2015 after serving on the staff as a writer for over two years. John also covers high school athletics in-and-around the Chattanooga area with River City Sports. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2017 with a Communications degree and a minor in English. To contact John, email him at Or follow him on Twitter @JZMitchellUTC.
Chris King, Assistant Sports Editor
Chris is a Hendersonville native that was named the Assistant Sports Editor in early January after being a staff writer since August 2015. Chris enjoys watching and learning more about various different sports especially football and basketball. He plans to graduate in the fall of 2018 with a Communications degree and a minor in promotion. To contact Chris, email him at or follow him on Twitter @chris_king64.
Heather Newlin, Copy Editor—
Heather is a Communication major with a minor in English Writing. If she’s not writing her blog or exploring Chattanooga with friends, she enjoys running, horseback riding and painting. To get in touch, e-mail her at or tweet her at @heathernewlin96.
Melanie Rush, Photo Editor—
Jackson Case, Assistant Photo Editor—