MTSU sociology professor presents findings on challenges facing formerly incarcerated women in the U.S.

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MTSU’s SPARE hosts annual suicide prevention ‘Flag Event’

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Photos: Cheekwood hosts fourth annual Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration

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Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk / Flickr Story by Anh Le / Contributing Writer Meredith Dye, an MTSU assistant professor of sociology, gave a speech about the fears and expectations from women released from long prison sentences in the James Union Building on Thursday. Dye conducted a long-term research project in three prisons in Georgia. …

Photo and story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer On Monday, MTSU’S SPARE, or Student Programming and Raider Entertainment, started their week of suicide awareness events as a part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with their annual “Flag Event” in the Student Union Atrium. SPARE members and organizers provided 1,100 black flags to represent the …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU hosted the first Preview Day of the 2018-19 school year on Saturday. Conducted by the Department of Admissions, the event allows prospective students to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff and learn about numerous academic departments. After gathering in the Student Union Ballroom, the large …

Photos and story by Carla Hicks / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro community gathered at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic for the 25th annual Rutherford Heart Walk on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to bring people together to raise money and spread awareness for heart disease and stroke. The event featured music, painting, games, inspirational words …

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Photos and story by Reana Gibson / Contributing Writer On Sunday, Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate and Gardens held its annual Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration. The Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration, called “Otsukimi” in Japan, is a festival held every year to commemorate the autumn harvest moon. “The moon has a lot of symbolism in Japanese folklore, culture …

Photos and story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer  Johnny Guitar’s Music Institute has an event every year called Johnnaroo, and this year was special, as it marked the 10th annual Johnnaroo. Johnnaroo has been held in Murfreesboro since 2008, and while it has changed locations on several occasions, the crowd seems to have gotten …

Photo courtesy of BUST Magazine Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer Ezza Rose doesn’t want to tell you that no means no because she knows she shouldn’t have to. Her newest album, entitled “No Means No,” will compel you to listen to what she has to say whether you like it or not. Getting …