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Photo courtesy of Library of Congress While millions of Americans celebrate Black History Month every year, many would say that they have no idea how the observance began or who helped to push African-American history to the forefront of thousands of minds in February. According to MTSU Africana Studies Director Louis Woods, the history of …

Photo and story by Andrew Nation / Contributing Writer The Frist Center for Visual Arts opened up two new exhibitions on Feb. 23, which are: “Rome: City and Empire” and “Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex.” “Rome: City and Empire” is an exhibit that consists of 10 rooms full of ancient statues, busts, paintings and more. Guests …

Photo and story by KeWana McCallum / Contributing Writer Eric Thomas provided MTSU’s 2018 Black History Month keynote speech Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom with the hopes of motivating students and faculty. Thomas started motivational speaking in 2007 and became known as a prominent author and minister throughout the years. He created a …

Photo courtesy of VH1 RuPaul finally announced the new lineup of drag queens that will compete in season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Fans flocked to the internet to see if any of the queens they’ve been following made the cut. Because there are drag queens all over America,  choosing a favorite difficult. However, this …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-4) traveled to Knoxville on Tuesday to take on in-state foe University of Tennessee Volunteers (5-3). It was be the Blue Raiders second match against a Southeastern Conference team for the season, and the Blue Raiders fell by a final score of 5-4. This …

Photo and story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Marisa Richmond, an MTSU Women’s and Gender Studies professor, gave a lecture on the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights as a core American value Monday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. Her lecture was a part of the Spring 2018 …