Story, photo and video by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  Kevin Martin walked into the courtroom on the sixth floor of the Rutherford County Judicial Center wearing faded gray jeans, a purple T-shirt, black Nike’s and a black hooded coat. While waiting for his case to be called, he repeatedly looked down at his …

Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  Photo by Dr. Partha Sarathi Sahana / Flicker  Many college students don’t think about the death penalty, except as an overused topic for a speech class. But, for one Nashville-based journalist, the death penalty is more than a discussion point. Steven Hale, a 30-year-old staff writer at the Nashville …

Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday in the Miller Education Center off of campus to discuss a contract MTSU President Sidney McPhee proposed regarding his presidency. This contract included an extension of his time as president at the university and a large bonus. McPhee’s annual salary …

Photo and story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  A group of students involved with MT Solidarity gathered outside of the James E. Walker Library on Thursday to protest the $3.5 million Charles Koch Foundation Grant that was given to the university last year. Dalton Winfree, a senior studying commercial songwriting and philosophy, helped …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer A child’s foot, or a bear’s paw? A vanishing body, or a cunning hitman? These were some of the questions discussed Tuesday evening as students, professionals and the public congregated in the Student Union Ballroom to hear Bradley Adams, the director of the Forensic Anthropology Unit …

Photo by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor Today is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming elections this November. Many Tennesseans across the state have already registered and will head to the polls to select their favorite candidates. As citizens gear up, students at MTSU have a last-minute opportunity on campus …