Students enter the "Tunnel of Love" educational fair at MTSU's James Union Building to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (MTSU SIdelines / John Connor Coulston)

MTSU students had the opportunity to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections at the annual “Tunnel of Love” educational fair held on September 19 in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event, which was cosponsored by MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance, Student Health Services and Nashville CARES, sought to educate the students on sexually transmitted …

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer The Freshman of MTSU had the chance to give back to the Rutherford County community at the “Freshman Day of Service,” which was held on Friday. The event, which was a collaboration between United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, MTSU’s Student Government Association and the university’s Center for …

The album artwork for Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer After his acclaimed album Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne became the figurehead for mainstream hip-hop, but soon started on a rapid critical decline ever since. He’s become the laughing stock of the hip-hop community. Every project he’s released since has been panned by critics and hip-hop fans alike. …

Freshmen Kenneth Carpenetti, left, Bria Kilcrease, center, and Cat Hoy, right, pose as they discuss their first impressions of MTSU. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

We asked ten freshman students to give us their first impressions of life here at MTSU. Here are their responses:

The album artwork for Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer Big Sean’s 2011 debut Finally Famous was a perfect example on how not to make a hip-hop album. It was full of cheesy production, sugary hooks and mediocre lyricism. That being said, I was looking forward to this release.Sean has contributed several impressive guest verses on Meek Mill’s “Burn,” …

Daft Punk trbute act One More TIme performs at Exit/In in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday August 30, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer When one thinks of tribute acts, the image of four middle age men dressed as The Beatles or Led Zeppelin playing the hits of their idols comes to mind. Now take that model and update it for the digital generation.  This concept was exemplified with the Daft Punk …