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Story by Calvin Smith / Sports Reporter Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  Peyton DePriest shined as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-4) defeated Kennesaw State (5-2-2) by a final score of 2-1. Taylor Hatch scored the game-winner with a header from a corner kick to give the Blue Raiders their second consecutive victory. The …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Update: This article was updated to clarify that Reeves Rogers Elementary was not placed on lockdown, but MPD staff ordered the school to be placed on lockdown. The order was cancelled.  A man armed with a gun shot himself in the head Friday morning off of Gunnerson …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Story by Ethan Clark / Contributing Writer The Student Government Association met Thursday afternoon to discuss upcoming events and bills planned for this semester. With elections for Homecoming King and Queen starting Monday, details were finalized as several SGA members in the Homecoming Committee pitched their ideas …

Photo and Story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint was announced the winner of Murfreesboro’s Battle of the Burger contest, which was hosted by Murfreesboro Magazine and The Daily News Journal Thursday evening at The Avenue. The event brought in chefs from some of the most popular restaurants in …

Photo by Tiffany Brady / MTSU Sidelines Elyce Helford, an MTSU professor of English and women’s and gender studies, was influential in the production of the multi-author book, “The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture,” which discusses how women are represented in modern popular culture. Helford was a senior editor for the 2016 book, …

Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Nervous students prepare to touch brush to paper for the first time, while Fusae Ekida, a Japanese professor at MTSU, leans over each of them, trying to teach them proper form. “I am very strict,” she says as she adjusts a student’s grip. Ekida, who is …