Coronavirus

Tampa Fans Ignore Executive Order

Chattanooga, Tenn (Reid Harvey) – Fans with no masks were present all throughout Tampa, Fl following the Buccaneers 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, despite an executive order from Mayor Jane Castor.   Castor’s executive order required that anyone attending the Super Bowl festivities in the city would be required to wear a mask …

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A Pandemic Within a Pandemic: How long-term isolation has affected student mental health

By: Noah Browne           The Corona Virus has had the world locked away in isolation for nearly a year. Concerns of pathological spread has led to the complete remodel of society. Business hours changing, supply chains crippled, and access to resources is becoming growingly scarce.           Though constant isolation is …

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Questions Arise for Spring Graduation at UTC

By JOSEPH CHAMBERS CHATTANOOGA, TENN (mocsnews.com) — With COVID-19 still affecting our day-to-day lives and changing our plans for health and safety reasons what does a spring graduation ceremony look like for the class of 2021 at UTC. Graduation is a monumental moment for students of all stages, graduation symbolizes …

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Students Coping with Stress During COVID-19

By KATHRYN DOTSON CHATTANOOGA, TN (mocsnews.com) – College can be stressful enough, but when you add a pandemic on top of school you get a whole new level of stress. Between balancing school work, jobs, internships, and trying to follow health and safety guidelines, college students have had their work …

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Crime Goes Down at UTC

CHATTANOOGA, TENN (mocsnews.com) Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in February of this year, reports of crime on campus have decreased, with sexual misconduct decreasing the most.     According to UTC’s 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, from 2016 to 2018 there were 46 rapes, 23 aggravated assaults, 68 reports …

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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 …

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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 …

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