Coronavirus

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Is It Still Fall Y’all?

By Laura Phillips    Chattanooga, TN (mocsnews.com) With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, several annual fall events in the Chattanooga area are going to look a little different this year.    Some of Chattanooga’s favorite fall attractions are implementing new rules and procedures to ensure that safety is the number one …

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