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 …

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 …

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 …