MacKenzie Meins // Contributing writer Photos by MacKenzie Meins and Elizabeth Tullos While many people were celebrating Halloween the traditional way, several pop and geek culture enthusiasts took their costumes to the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville this weekend. Geek Media Expo (GMX) Vol. 7.  took place Oct. 30-Nov. 1. In attendance were a variety …

Brandon Ingram // Contributing writer The annual Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival featuring visual artists, painters, sculptors and filmmakers will kick off on Nov. 7, five days prior to the film festival at the Celebrity Center in Nashville. The festival will include the work of MTSU’s Photography Department as well as that of MTSU’s professors Bob …

Daniel Baumli // Contributing writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music is home to an enormous body of music and related materials that are accessible to students and authors for research and studying. An integral piece of the center’s work is the restoration of sound recordings in all forms of media. The man responsible …

Colby Prince // Contributing writer Ann Taylor isn’t your average MTSU student. She’s a confident 54-year-old mother whose 22-year-old daughter, Robin Taylor, also attends the university. “I’m Generation X going to school with Generation Z,” Ann said, laughing. Ann’s college career started when her work career ended abruptly. “I’ve been in the print industry my …

Story by Erkya Hammonds // Contributor Each year for Halloween children dress up as their favorite characters and heroes and go door to door collecting candy. Families decorate their homes with jack-o-lanterns and spooky decorations, haunted houses are popular attractions and costume parties are thrown to celebrate the holiday. But does anyone really know where these traditions originate? …

Robert “Goochi” James // Contributing writer This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved television comedies of all time: The Golden Girls. For seven seasons, these stunning seniors brought laughter, tears and joy to millions of women, children and men – yes, men – around the world. The series won several …