Monthly Archives: October 2020

A Desk of Their Own

By JESSIE WARDARSKI and PETER ORSI Associated Press As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home.So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them …

Read More »

How Covid-19 Has Changed Education

Meg Eslinger Comm 3610 1st Original Story October 14, 2020                                                              Covid-19 has undoubtedly changed many things in our life. From the way we get to interact with our loved ones, travel, go out in public, and overall our sense of “normalcy”. One major aspect that has changed for many all …

Read More »

Benefits of Pet Ownership

By KATHRYN DOTSON CHATTANOOGA, TN (mocsnews.com) – It’s no secret that pets bring so much to our lives – joy, happiness, and unwavering devotion. With the recent pandemic, the mental benefits of pet ownership have become even more valuable.   Pets fulfill the basic human need for a trusted companion, which …

Read More »

UTC #1 COVID-19 Hub in Hamilton County

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga has officially been named the number one hub site for COVID-19 in Hamilton County. The university has had 405 (open and closed) cases alone. This is more than both the city’s largest hospital and jail. Among the state, UTC ranks number two in having the …

Read More »

Update on Hair Salons After COVID-19 Shutdown

By Jessica Wallis CHATTANOOGA, TN (mocsnews.com) – Following the release of salon safety guidelines prompted by the COVID-19 shut down, workers in the beauty and hairdressing profession have been at the forefront of the new challenges facing clients and stylists. Since Tennessee has released the safety guidelines for opening hair …

Read More »

NASA Astronaut To Cast Her Ballot from Space

By Shianne Vincent ATLANTA (mocsnews.com) — Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut of 11 years, plans to cast her electoral vote from the International Space Station. Rubins is a resident of Houston, Texas and voting from space is allowed under Texas law. Rubins said, “it’s critical to participate in our democracy. …

Read More »

COVID-19 Precautions: Do Students On-Campus Really Feel Safe?

By Luke Dammann CHATTANOOGA, TN (mocsnews.com) After multiple mask mandates, rulings and new safety precautions, half of the college semester is now complete with one major question to ask: do students actually feel safe?             Although there have been plenty of guidelines put into effect on college campuses, students with in-person …

Read More »

Workout Facilities during Pandemic

By Halli Henninger Throughout the city of Chattanooga, workout facilities are changing their normal routines due to Covid-19.  The current modifications are the unusual hours, up to date cleaning precautions from CDC, and employees are taking on new roles. All of these steps are put in place to make members …

Read More »

A Year Later: UTC’s Response to Gunman Scare

CHATTANOOGA, TENN (mocsnews.com) – A little over a year ago, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials alerted students and faculty that there was a man with a tactical vest and rifle on campus.  “I never thought it would happen at UTC, and even though it was just a scare, …

Read More »

To Gather or Not to Gather

by MATT NICOLL One of the biggest controversies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is whether groups should be gathering or not. UTC has been very strict and cautious, and rightly so, with organizations and classes gathering. The UTC administration have made policies to keep students and faculty members safe. Some of …

Read More »