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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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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. …

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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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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, …

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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 …

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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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What’s Next for “the King”?

By Joseph Chambers CHATTANOOGA, TENN (mocsnews.com) Lebron James just won his 4th NBA Championship in his 17th season in the league so what is next for “King James” and his pursuit for greatness. James is 35 years old and still showing no sign of weakness as he dominates the league …

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UTC Student Suspended for Breaking Campus Covid Rules

From Office of Student Affairs The University has placed a student on interim suspension for failure to comply with the University’s COVID-19 health and safety directives. Specifically, the student failed to remain in an off-campus COVID-19 isolation site and came onto campus in violation of the University’s directives. This interim …

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Football Mocs to Play WKU

From gomocs.com The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team will play at Western Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 24, head coach Rusty Wright announced today.  It is the lone game on the Mocs’ 2020 fall schedule following the Southern Conference’s decision to explore playing league games in the spring of 2021.“We will …

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