STDs on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to new CDC report

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Football: Raiders shutout in 2nd half in loss at FAU 28-13

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‘Light the Night’ vigil at Student Union commons honors victims of domestic violence

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BET Hip Hop Awards: A night full of memorable performances

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Photo courtesy of PBS STDs are on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to the 2018 Central for Disease Control’s Annual STD Surveillance Report, published earlier last week. According to the report, which tallies the STD reports from 2014 to present, the rate of reported STDs has risen steadily each year. Reported cases of …

Photo and Story by Sydney Cohn “Real strong women” is a mantra that inspires philanthropy projects within the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and on Oct. 9th, the MTSU chapter exhibited exactly that by holding the “Light the Night” event, a vigil for victims of domestic violence.  Justice Ross, the vice president of philanthropy, explained, “Last …

Story by Kiera Jones / Contributing Writer Photos by Kiera Jones and Savannah Meade  With the anticipated homecoming game approaching, MTSU’s student body has been anxious to see who the next King and Queen of the 2019-2020 year will be. Voting began Monday and wraps up Thursday, and students were able to vote via MT …

Photos courtesy of the Murfreesboro Police Department THE MPD is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed the First Tennessee Bank at 123 W. Thompson Lane at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Bank Robbery: First Tennessee Bank, W. Thompson LN. Robber handed a teller a note demanding money, stating he had a gun. …

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Photo Courtesy of Al Jazeera Story by Aaliyah Johnson/Contributing Writer The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by comedian Lil Duval, was a night filled with nostalgia, comedy and raw talent. The show featured opportunities for rappers to get their voices heard by the public with the BET Cypher, which included artists Kash Doll, IDK, …

Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer The June Anderson Center hosted a workshop titled “First Date: Soulmate or Nah,” at the MTSU Student Union on Wednesday, teaching students what a healthy relationship should look and feel like. Students first watched a 30 minute film made by One Love Association entitled “Escalation”, which followed Chase and Paige, …

Story and Photo by Sydney Cohn On October 6th, scores of people traveled to The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee, to enjoy a performance by Dawes, an American folk-rock band. The Caverns, which gets its name from being built inside a cave formation, is nestled in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains. The venue is best known for …