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Story by Darby McCarthy / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels   The COVID pandemic has produced an era of security in testing, but tests aren’t foolproof. They can tell you the opposite of what is true. Consequently, a person with symptoms who is told they’re negative risks infecting family and friends because they didn’t consider …

Story and photos by Ryann Kieu / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University hosted their first blood drive of the year. Each donor will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test with their donation. The blood drive was sponsored by The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran and Military Family Center and the MTSU Red Cross …

Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of MTSU Due to students and other community members not adhering to Middle Tennessee State University’s social distancing guidelines, President Sidney McPhee imposed a two week moratorium on all non-academically related campus events and activities on Aug. 21. On Sept. 4, McPhee informed the student body that the …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy via MTSU The Student Government Association is the middleman between students and Middle Tennessee State University Administration. When campus closed in March, activities and events came to a halt. SGA was no exception to the standstill of organizational business. The goal for SGA is to create …

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Photos Courtesy of Breonna Bourque, Jonathan Salazar and Ashley Barrientos Story by Ashley Barrientos/Contributing Writer While several businesses are grappling with the economic repercussions of COVID-19, there is one industry that has benefitted from the pandemic: video games. A research report conducted by Simon-Kucher & Partners in early August found that COVID-19 lockdowns gave rise …

Photo Courtesy of NDTV Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor Chadwick Boseman, the performer who practically reincarnated Jackie Robinson and James Brown onscreen in “42” and “Get on Up,” and solidified Black Panther as an icon in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest heroes, has died of cancer at age 43. Boseman’s official Twitter account released a …

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 …