Story by Gracie Martin/Contributing Writer The man with the white beard is not tentative when he steps up, arms open wide, to hug a stranger. He offers a strong embrace, as if his life– or at the least, his purpose in life–depended on it. After one hug, he looks for someone else to hug. He’s …

Photo and Story by Veronica Prigmore/Contributing Writer On December 4, MTSU’s Hockey Team taught children how to skate at the Winterfest ice skating rink at The Fountains at Gateway on Medical Center Parkway.  The Fountains are becoming one of Murfreesboro’s popular community spots to eat out at restaurants, browse local shops and workout.  The Winterfest …

Story by Colton Pickard/ Contributing Writer Photos by Kaitlyn Hungerford On a cold and rainy day, the MTSU Blue Raiders (4-8, 3-5 C-USA) lost in its “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry matchup 31-26 against Western Kentucky (8-4, 6-2 C-USA) to finish its first losing season since 2011. Middle Tennessee hasn’t been a team to give …

Photos and Story by Veronica Prigmore/Contributing Writer On Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners participated in the Music City Turkey Trot 5k Run outside of the Nissan Stadium. The Run Nash organization created the Turkey Trot 5k Run to get families in shape while raising money for the Salvation Army’s Angel Program for senior citizens in …

Photo courtesy of Deadline Story by Aaliyah Johnson/Contributing Writer The American Music Awards was a night to celebrate music from different genres ranging from the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift to Post Malone and Billie Eilish. The ceremony included Taylor Swift speaking out about her public feud with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, Halsey winning …

Story and Photos by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Thursday, MT Spare hosted the “Silent DisGlow” event in the Student Union ballroom. Over a hundred students showed up to something they never expected to see.  Students who wanted to experience the Silent Disco first had to turn in their school I.D. in return for a pair …