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Video by Nigel Shelly / Contributing Writer Photos and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Dozens of students from MTSU and colleges throughout the region gathered at MTSU’s Science Building  Friday for the third-annual Hack-MT computing and coding challenge. Over 200 students representing more than 10 colleges signed up for the 36-hour marathon competition. …

Story by Sydney Wagner / Contributing Writer On its surface, the Oscar-nominated “Phantom Thread” is a film about beautiful people in beautiful clothes. What unfolds, however, is a thrilling story of the relationships that influence and shape these characters as they go out into the world each day. The film is set in 1950s London …

Story by Micaela Griffin / Contributing Writer A brave group of powerhouse women from the Song Suffragettes have released their song titled “Time’s Up” to voice their support for sexual assault victims and survivors. They are members of a Nashville-based collective of female singer-songwriters dedicated to “let[ting] the girls play” in the heavily male-saturated country …

Photo by Andrew Oppmann Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer MTSU alumna Laura Rogers was honored Saturday for receiving her first Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Rogers and her sister, Lydia Slagle, make up the duo The Secret Sisters and were nominated for their album “You Don’t Own Me Anymore.” The Secret Sisters …

Story by Aaliyah Johnson / Contributing Writer The 60th annual Grammy Awards was filled to the brim with excitement, diversity and politically charged messages throughout the night. With many different categories ranging from latin to hip-hop to rock, Sunday night provided one of the most diverse Grammy Awards in history. It was also the first …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (16-5, 8-1) dominated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (7-14, 2-7) by a score of 81-50 to win their 14th consecutive conference home game on Saturday night. The game was a one-sided affair from the opening tip as senior Brandon Walters scored two quick lay-ups …