Photo by Connor Burnard / MTSU Sidelines Affordable, convenient and fast Italian food is not elusive, but in my experience it isn’t usually authentic, either. When I think of Italian food that I can get quickly without going out of my way or hurting my wallet, the only thing that comes to mind is pizza, …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Murfreesboro has seen a surge of Asian restaurants opening in recent years, specifically Thai establishments. The Southeast Asian dishes have gained popularity by satisfying customers’ spicy basil and garlic-based cravings. Restaurants with close proximity to MTSU’s campus like Thai Spice on North Rutherford Boulevard and Thai Pattaya on Northwest …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor On Tuesday evening, the MTSU Office of Student Success held “Beginning with a B.A.N.G.,” a Connection Point event hosted by Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success Vincent Windrow. The event offered advice to freshmen about succeeding in their first semester in college. The presentation’s titular acronym was …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Sometimes it feels as though the Murfreesboro Latin American food scene lacks in variety. Considering the city has six Camino Real locations, which is the first place everyone thinks of, it’s probably true. But there are some loyal Taqueria Agaveros holdouts. Though the persistence of regional chain …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Thai rolled ice cream, a popular trend gaining traction in the United States with the help of viral videos, officially arrives in Murfreesboro thanks to Top Cold Grill Ice Cream and Tea. In preparation for their grand opening, they hosted their soft opening Wednesday, and Murfreesboro residents …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Nashville’s unique and eccentric late-summer Tomato Art Fest took over the Five Points neighborhood in East Nashville for the 14th consecutive year Friday and Saturday. With an estimated count of more than 60,000 attendants, the one-of-a-kind festival hosted plenty of tomato-related festivities.  The two days of fun …