Story and Photo by Megan Cole/MTSU Seigenthaler News Service With a stripped down set and little to no special effects, Hozier’s powerful vocals and talented band were the only sparks needed to light a fire at the What Stage Saturday night. He stepped out wearing a blue button down, black vest, and dark glasses waved …

Story by Megan Cole/MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Photos by Tyler Lamb/MTSU Seigenthaler News Service As soon as Childish Gambino stepped onto the What Stage at Bonnaroo Friday night, fans erupted after seeing his wide grin and one-of-a-kind stage presence. Wearing white pants, no shirt and half braided hair, Gambino danced his way across the stage …

Story and Photos by Megan Cole/MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Scott and Seth Avett brought the What Stage down with banjos, fiddles and kazoos in front of thousands. The brothers have played music together since they were children, creating their own style and sound. Their folksy and Americana roots brought a different vibe to the stages …

Photo, video and article by Megan Cole // Staff Writer As one frail man sits in a wooden rocking chair outside of his Gordonsville, Tennessee home about 42 miles from Murfreesboro, he gazes with his bright blue eyes at the American flag flying from his front porch. Wearing a gray cardigan and a bent smile, …

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 courtesy of Partha Sarathi Sahana / Flickr  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 …