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Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor Thousands of students, parents, faculty and administration gathered at Murphy Center Saturday evening for MTSU’s 16th annual University Convocation. The event included several speakers, including J.D. Vance, author of the university’s summer reading book “Hillbilly Elegy.” The ceremony marked the official beginning of college for those entering the …

Photo by Steve Barnum / Reporter What’s better than eating hot chicken? Eating hot chicken in jorts. And that’s just what guests of Mayday Brewery got to do Saturday night as the Murfreesboro-famous brewery hosted their third annual Hot Chicken & Jorts Festival, which was held in Nashville for several years before Mayday picked it up. The …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications Story by Timothy Carroll / Sports Reporter The college soccer season is well underway and for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, they have some pretty competitive games. Though they haven’t been on the winning side of the field yet, freshman Peyton DePriest has been nothing short of …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a shooting on Wenlon Drive, in which one person was shot and transported to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital just after 6 p.m. on Friday. According to press release sent by MPD Public Information Officer Kyle Evans, one of the people involved in the shooting was transported to the hospital by a …

Story by Kristen Brothers / Contributing Writer  Taylor Swift warned us years ago in her 2010 “Speak Now” album that there is nothing she does “Better than Revenge.” And late Thursday evening, she proved those words weren’t just lyrics with the release of her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which almost instantly …

North Carolina-native Sam Ervin Beam, better known for his stage name of Iron & Wine, dropped his highly anticipated sixth album “Beast Epic” Friday, breaking four long years of silence. Fans flocked to Beam’s latest work, which proves he has yet to lose his musical touch, even after being in the business for 15 years. …