Photos: Gaming convention Conapalooza returns for 2018

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THEC denies MTSU’s proposed law school transfer

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Gubernatorial candidates Karl Dean, Bill Lee discuss medical marijuana, police oversight in final debate

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News from MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County


Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive On Monday, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission denied MTSU’s proposed transfer of Valparaiso University’s school of law to Murfreesboro. THEC commissioners voted eight to five to deny the proposal, which the governing boards of both MTSU and Indiana’s Valparaiso University approved earlier this month. “We regret that the Tennessee …

Photo courtesy of Belmont University Gubernatorial candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee completed what had mostly remained a constructive set of debates with their third and final debate at Belmont University on Friday night. The two candidates discussed a variety of new issues ranging from legalizing medicinal marijuana and sports betting to allowing Tennessee Bureau …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer A child’s foot, or a bear’s paw? A vanishing body, or a cunning hitman? These were some of the questions discussed Tuesday evening as students, professionals and the public congregated in the Student Union Ballroom to hear Bradley Adams, the director of the Forensic Anthropology Unit …

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Andrews-Looper Story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer Former Nashville Pastor Cynthia Andrews-Looper has recently announced her plans to bring an LGBTQ+ accepting church to Murfreesboro. This will be the first church geared toward gender and sexual minorities in the area. The venue for the church has not been confirmed yet, but there …

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Music, Arts, Culture


Photos and story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer A place where gamers, geeks and nerds unite, Conapalooza is a gaming and pop-culture convention held annually in Kingsport, Tennessee. This year, the multi-day event was held from Oct. 12 through Oct. 14. If you’ve never been to a convention before, or “con” for short, you might not …

Photo courtesy of Taste of Cinema Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer Hello there, friends. During the month of October, I will be writing a weekly film column that focuses on early horror and the beginnings and development of clichés, makeup and types of horror. We’re going to be covering movies from 1920 to …

Story and photos by Katherine Garrett / Contributing Writer  The reception for Susan Kae Grant’s art photography project, “Night Journey,” which is currently hanging in the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, was held Monday, following a lecture about her work and process creating the project. The works are based on audio recordings of her own dreams in …