By Blake Jennings Staff writer At 56 and with stark silver hair, physics professor and former NASA engineer, Eric Klumpe (kloom-pa) conveys a youthful and laid-back presence. “Hey dude,” he can be heard saying, sporting a Northface vest, black glasses and a likable, wry smirk. His small, rectangular office space resembles a meeting ground shared …

By Blake Jennings Staff writer At 56 and with stark silver hair, physics professor and former NASA engineer, Eric Klumpe (kloom-pa) conveys a youthful and laid-back presence. “Hey dude,” he can be heard saying, sporting a Northface vest, black glasses and a likable, wry smirk. His small, rectangular office space resembles a meeting ground shared …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor Campus employees Paul and Marie Junkin spend the workday separately, but have spent life together for almost 48 years. “It’s just something that was meant to be,” 68-year-old Marie said about her husband. “I don’t know what else to say. We’re just supposed to be together.” The first thing she …

By Bailey Robbins Feature Editor ‘Tis the season for love. Or rather, ‘tis the season for lacing up a pair of tennis shoes and running to a serene place far, far away from all the love letters, heart-themed teddy bears and sweet-nothing inspired giggles that Valentine’s Day manages to bring along. Though Murfreesboro — which …

By Quint Qualls and E.R. West News Editor and Editor-in-chief Tony Rowland has not had running water in his Aspen Heights apartment for more than a week due to frozen pipes, yet the MTSU junior said his landlord has still billed him for using more water than tenants are allowed under the rental agreement. In …

By Bailey Robbins and Lindsay Frierson Features Editor and Contributing writer Briana Vito’s life was radically transformed with one phone call a little less than a year ago. “The day [the doctor] called me, they left me a message that [said], ‘Ms. Vito, you have to call us back,” she recalled. “And I’m thinking to …