Interdisciplinary Studies senior Josh Thompson, 29, is on track to graduate from Middle Tennessee State University in 2018. The day he walks the graduation line will be one of the happiest of his life. He met the challenges. He persevered. He will have his diploma. Thompson, who is the first from his family to earn …

Murfreesboro Police responded to an attempted robbery and simple assault that occurred in front of Domino’s Pizza on Baird Lane just before midnight Monday. The victim, an MTSU freshman, told police he was walking on Baird Lane when someone struck him from behind and tried to take his backpack. He said he noticed three assailants, all wearing masks. …

Photo by Ashley Coker / Staff Writer Sexual assault survivor and activist Brenda Tracy encouraged MTSU student athletes to join the fight against sexual violence Wednesday night. Tracy, who was drugged and raped by four men at a house party in 1998, recounted her story three times: once to male athletes, once to female athletes and …

Photo by Greg French/ Sidelines Archive Homecoming 2016 festivities are already underway this week as the MTSU community prepares for Saturday’s game against their rival, Western Kentucky University. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Raideropoly: This is How We Roll,” with events and competitions styled after classic board games. “As we compete against WKU, it’s our OPERATION …