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News from MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County


A table covered in post-it notes, pens, markers and tape.

Story by Caroline Culver/ Contributing Writer The sun shines down brightly, and the wind whips through a parking lot filled with only four cars. Soon, there will be more. It’s April 21, a Tuesday, and four pre-K teachers and assistants gather in the front parking lot of their Ashland City, Tennessee elementary school. East Cheatham …

Story by Jasmine Crawford/ Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University students have a new tool to contact employers and apply for internships, jobs and career-related events. Handshake, a career networking site made for emerging professionals, is a new service and is now available for log-on to all students here, free. “Students can log onto Handshake …

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, as reported on the Murfreesboro TN Police Department Facebook page. The crime occurred on NW Broad Street in front of the Dodge Store around 2:00 p.m., according to the post. The vehicle did not stop, and the identity of the victim is unknown at this …

Murfreesboro man Dustin Hughes was arrested and charged with arson, after a standoff with police early Tuesday morning and setting fire to a car Monday evening. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a car fire Monday evening at the 1000 block of Jones Blvd, where heavy smoke and fire was coming from vehicle. …

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Blue Raider Sports

Football: MTSU players sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

Men’s Basketball: Blue Raiders add two key transfers to 2020-21 roster

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Held Serve: How MTSU men’s tennis is dealing with COVID-19

Music, Arts, Culture


Brendan Benson plays the guitar on stage.

Story by Danielle Findley Photos courtesy of Third Man Records Brendan Benson released a new album on April 24, 2020 titled Dear Life. Dear Life was a surprise, considering Benson has not produced a new LP in seven years. Benson’s outlook on his new album heralds his Good to be Alive single, which was a …

Story by Alyssa Poston Photo courtesy of Facebook With a constant smile and an acoustic guitar in hand, Briston Maroney held an hour-long live stream on Tuesday, April 14, where he was able to interact with his fans worldwide. Maroney is a songwriter, guitarist and Knoxville, Tennessee native that gained popularity after auditioning for American …

Illustrations by Tara Flores National Women’s History Month—a time for all of us to come together to celebrate the bold, brave and downright stunning achievements made by women throughout history, despite all efforts made to suppress them— was established by Congress in 1987 and has been a notable annual event ever since. This year, however, …