Governor Bill Lee announced his support for permitless gun carry legislation in Tennessee Thursday, while also announcing possible increases in penalties for illegal gun possession and thefts. Surrounded by Republican lawmakers inside the Old Supreme Court chamber at the state Capitol—a building the prohibits guns—Lee announced his support for the bill that takes a sharp turn …

Photo courtesy of the Washington Times A Tennessee legislator has introduced a bill to declare CNN and The Washington Post as “fake news.” Representative Micah Van Huss (R—Jonesborough) filed an amendment to his previous bill of the same subject, filed on January 29, stating that the two news outlets were “fake news and part of …

Illustration by Angele Latham Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill to the Senate and the House that would allow college students to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. The controversial legislation was proposed Representative Rush Bricken (R—Tullahoma) and Senator Janice Bowling (R—Tullahoma). HB2102 and SB2288 propose that students who are registered at public …

MTSU student Joshua Washington, a freshman in the Behavioral and Health Sciences program, was arrested on January 29 for domestic assault against his girlfriend, who lives in the campus dormitory Judd Hall. Officers were called to the scene at 6:43 p.m. after reports of a “verbal dispute.” Washington told officers that he went to confront …

In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …

Another sexual assault has been reported on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, following the pattern of a previous assault earlier this week. The second assault, which was announced in a university-wide email on February 1, was reported on January 29 at 8:41 p.m., when the student stated that she had been grabbed on the buttocks …