By Jonathon Austin Staff writer Jim Farrell, a field medic during the Vietnam War, held the head of Lt. John Fuqua, an MTSU alum as Fuqua drew his final breath on Jan. 31, 1966. Farrell was the last person to see the young officer alive, and though it was 48 years ago, he can still …

By Noel Heath //Assistant A&E and Features Editor Just off the city square nestled between a tattoo parlor and a head shop coincidentally sits one of Murfreesboro’s most serene spaces. Inside, sunlight reflects off of transparent crystals and bright fabrics creating prisms of color around the space. Comforting blends of oils and the wax of …

By E.R. West, Erin Barnes, Emily Austin and Quint Qualls Sidelines Staff Even though MTSU managed to improve its retention and graduation benchmarks for receiving more funding, the university will only receive a third of the projected new dollars. According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s recommendation, MTSU should have received $4.2 million in funding. …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor Middle Tennessee hosted its annual Blue and White spring scrimmage at Dean A. Hayes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, showcasing the Blue Raiders’ upcoming team for the fast-approaching 2014-15 football season. Although the outcome means little in a game such as this, the White team (defense) defeated the Blue Team …

By Taylor Davis Assistant News Editor At the 23rd annual Windham Lecture, an acclaimed author and three other speakers discussed when Tennessee Democrats ousted their own governor and put Republican Lamar Alexander in office in 1979. The four guest speakers included Keel Hunt, author of “Coup,” Alexander, former U.S. attorney Hal Hardin and John Seigenthaler, …