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College has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I have loved every minute of it.

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My entire family originates from Southern California where the palm trees grow high and the cost of living grows even higher. 

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Those who have done their part to prevent the spread of Covid-19 should be frustrated with those who haven’t. It’s been nearly two years since we first entered the pandemic, and those of us who have worn masks, social distanced, and gotten vaccinated are tired of feeling like our efforts are…

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As an avid YouTube fanatic and constant social media scroller, I see the call-out posts almost daily. Cancel culture, which aims to take away the platform of a celebrity, influencer, politician, or sometimes “normal” person who has done something inappropriate or wrong, is not helping anyone. 

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In the spring semester of 2020, students went on spring break and didn’t return to campus for what felt like an eternity, but many of us have changed for the better.  

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Earlier this week, Texas implemented a new law, SB 8, that restricts the options a woman has if she desires to have an abortion. 

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BookTok, the side of TikTok for book nerds, has inspired me to purchase plenty of interesting novels that a variety of other readers highly recommend. The latest 400 page book that I finished was “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

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Everyone knows college is the best time in almost every person's life. You meet friends, find love, and do all the things your hometown could never offer. 

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In the light of Covid-19, there are many towns that have not gotten the support or help that is needed.

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In February 2019, my sophomore year of college, I finally decided to take my family's advice and get a job at a local restaurant. I was incredibly nervous and worried it would overwhelm me--which it did, but I am so glad I stuck with it.

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In today's society, going to college remains a big deal. For many, going to college is a rite of passage. For others, it can be filled with many challenges that make finishing school much harder.

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How many times have you heard someone say they want to quit their nine to five office job? While many college students graduate and enter the workforce, some of us are fighting for a structural change in office jobs.

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Social media has the capacity to be a great tool for social change. Through providing free services to connect, communicate, and share conversations with wide audiences, social media sites seem as if they may induce more empathy and understanding among users.

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People survive on hope. In times of great suffering, it has been hope that has held us together. When hope, our unifying element, is eliminated-- what are we left with? 

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The University of Tennessee system initially declared in April that COVID-19 vaccines would not be required for the 2021-2022 academic year, but should they be? 

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There is no better time of the year than fall. The crisp air, the warm clothes, the cozy nights with good movies and hot drinks. There is absolutely nothing better.

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It’s common knowledge that a large vocabulary is a sign of intelligence. At least, that’s what college students tell themselves when they crack open a thesaurus to pump up their essay. After all, sophisticated writing must involve using lots of sophisticated words, right? If this line of rea…

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As the mask mandates began to lift last spring in Tennessee, we all thought the trauma that came along with the widespread pandemic and shut down could finally begin to mend. People were getting vaccinated, businesses began to reopen, and it was safe to congregate and see our loved ones again. 

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By Lorena Grajales, Editor-in-Chief – As I completed my last week of working for the Echo, I reminisced on the chilly November afternoon…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– What is life’s meaning if not to find a way to use our own thoughts, values, and beliefs…

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By Lorena Grajales, Editor-in-Chief – Throughout my time exploring social media on the platforms of Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, I…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– Up until about three years ago, I would not have considered myself a morning person. I wasn’t an…

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By Regina Baker, Asst. News Editor– As a result of the global pandemic of COVID-19, many universities are ringing in a new semester…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– UTC administrative staff recently announced the University’s plans for the upcoming spring graduation ceremony. After much waiting, curiosity,…

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Cassandra Castillo, Asst. Features Editor– Schools across the country celebrated Dr. Seuss Day just days after six of his books were taken down…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– I can still hear in my head the conversations from last semester around mid-October: “I just want one…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– I have to admit, when I decided to write on this topic this week, I thought it would…

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By Lorena Grajales, Editor-in-Chief On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Equality Act was passed by the House of Representatives, outlawing any form of discrimination…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– 500,000. 500 groups of 1,000. 100,000 groups of 5. Half a million people. Numbers above 1,000 have always…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– The 2nd Impeachment Trial of former President Donald Trump is now over and done with. The trial was…

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By Kaleigh Cortez, News Editor– The Super Bowl this past weekend between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs made me…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– UTC Vice Chancellors Tyler Forrest and Yancy Freeman sent out a joint email earlier last week to the…

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By Regina Baker, Assistant News Editor– One of the most popular franchises of the century has been J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The…

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By Briana Brady, Opinion Editor– 16 candidates have qualified to run for Mayor of Chattanooga. Over twenty people are running for City Council;…