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Photo by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor Students and faculty of MTSU gathered in the College of Education Building on Monday evening to listen to Dr. J. Arch Getty, a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, provided a lecture on the historic background and American perception of Vladimir Putin. The …

Black Lives Matter demonstration

Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU was issued the poorest rating for student free-speech rights by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as, FIRE, on Nov. 1. FIRE is a non-profit organization with the mission to defend the individual rights of students on college campuses. According to FIRE’s website, the rights that the …

Jonatha Brooke at MTSU (MTSU Sidelines/ Marissa Gaston)

Photo by Marissa Gaston/ Contributing photographer By Marissa Gaston/ Contributing writer Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke visited the MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Thursday with her co-producer and MTSU alumnus Mark Hornsby for a live, in-studio demonstration and talk. The artist has been recording since the 1980s and is famous for her folk, pop and rock combinations …

Photo courtesy of RCA Records By Jordan Trice/ Contributing writer Infamous hip-hop collective A$AP Mob released their debut super-group album, “Cozy Tapes,” this past week. The collective currently consists of 14 rappers, including well-known artists such as A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Twelvyy. A$AP Mob has often been compared with the likes of Odd Future, …

On Saturday, The Score, a video game store in Murfreesboro, hosted a 24-hour video-game-athon to raise money and awareness for children battling cancer. Money raised during the event was donated to Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital. “Extra Life is a charity that works with the Children’s Miracle Network… You gain money that then goes to whatever hospital …

Photo by Steven Michael Johnson / MTSU News and Media Relations As Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to a close, members of MTSU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised donations during their annual “Think Pink Week” from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. “Zeta’s ‘Think Pink Week’ is important because as it raises money for breast cancer …