UTC student's arrest demands UTK student response
November 20, 2013
"Are you a child of light or a child of darkness?" asked Angela Cummings, an on-campus preacher at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
The preacher is a regular at the UTC campus. She has garnered the attention and direct disdain from students who are not fond of her message. One student ...
Culture yourself by branching out internationally on campus
November 13, 2013
Did you know this week marks UT's International Education Week? I didn't know for sure until this morning.
When I arrived off the elevator to find Andy Holt's lobby decked out in orange and red colors and an impressive image of a conquistador, I had a suspicion ...
Integration should be a priority this homecoming
November 06, 2013
Homecoming 2013 is officially here.
While some of us are focused on the football game against the Auburn Tigers this Saturday, others will not even think about football rivalries. The other half of students are more interested in the ensuing tailgates and homecoming bashes.
What you may or may not ...
Halloween festivities bring out the child in everyone
October 30, 2013
Halloween season has come upon us, and the ghouls are out to play.
This celebrated holiday gives people a chance to completely express individuality. The young are able to be themselves without pause and the old are able to be their youthful selves again.
I witnessed all of this and ...
NSA spying should focus on tense relations, not allies
October 23, 2013
The National Security Agency has been spying on the French government, and the French are upset.
A recent article in the French newspaper Le Monde detailed the NSA's recordeding of millions of French citizens. As a consequence, the American ambassador to France has been summoned to France. According to ...
Campus Carnage physically mirrors college journey
October 16, 2013
If you saw me Saturday, chances are high you would think I was odd – my muddy legs and dirty face would leave some questioning thoughts on my hygienic practices.
I was a Campus Carnage competitor who had undergone too many obstacles to count and more mud than I have experienced ...
Shutdown struggles beg for citizen understanding
October 09, 2013
The government has shut down, or at the very least, slowed down.
Effective on Oct. 1, the slow down marked the failure of Congress to come up with a new budget plan for the nation.
Each year the federal fiscal calendar ends on Sept. 30, and if the Senate and ...
Kenyan hostage crisis begs for US response
September 25, 2013
While some of us are reverently hijacking cars and massacring prostitutes in Grand Theft Auto V, real violence continues in the world.
Saturday, Nairobi experienced a startlingly clear strike against non-Muslims.
At Nairobi's Westgate Mall, civilians were held hostage by an estimated 10 to 15 Muslim gunmen by security ...
Putin op-ed creates discrepancies, raises questions
September 18, 2013
Have you concluded a stance on the Syrian issue yet?
Vladimir Putin has, and he shared his opinions in a New York Times editorial last week.
The Russian president's op-ed has quickly garnered quite some attention. Columnists, lawmakers and other media are responding by breaking down his arguments and ...
Rodman visits provide blueprint for diplomatic relations
September 11, 2013
There are a few lessons we can all take from an eccentric NBA Hall of Famer.
I am referring to the former Chicago Bull star Dennis Rodman. He brings to mind a few characteristics. Ever-changing hairstyles, numerous piercings and tattoos are his signatures, but now, he is becoming an unofficial ...
Syrian issues prod Americans from indifference
September 04, 2013
You're going to have a boat-load of flyers in your hand.
During the first few weeks of school, every student interest group pushes their message out to fellow students.
Amid the myriad of papers that have passed through your palms, however, I hope you did not skip over one ...
Proactive approach necessary in data privacy issues
August 28, 2013
Sent emails, "private" phone calls and tweets are a part of our culture.
Everyone is using all forms of media these days, and it has been made clear that those messages are no longer privy to you and the receiver. The National Surveillance Agency monitors large stores of raw internet ...