By Grant Massey // Contributing Writer Buckle up, because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  But what do you do if you cease to like that special someone right around the time they’re expecting a dozen roses or a heart-shaped box of chocolates? Is sticking it out better? Or should you end it before it …

WMTS Murfreesboro, who helps curate our weekly concert calendar and is the home to our radio show “Sidelines FM,” is gearing up for the spring semester. They’ll be holding their winter benefit concert on Feb. 20 at Mayday Brewery with performances from That’s My Kid, Sunracer, TSUYU and Housecat. They’ll also be sponsoring a record …

by Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer MTSU’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership hosted its annual Blue Raider Leadership Summit in the Student Union Building on Saturday morning. The event theme, “Oh The Places You’ll Go,” was intended to educate students on how to be effective leaders. “I had never thought about attending [Blue Raider …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Despite a strong second half performance, Reggie Upshaw and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-11, 6-5 C-USA) fell to Louisiana Tech (18-6, 9-2 C-USA), 62-73. It was a rocky start from the beginning at the Murphy Center as the Blue Raiders found themselves in an early five-point hole with 14:20 …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

By Erin Moore // Contributing Writer Four former MTSU students have received nominations in this year’s Grammy Awards. Luke Laird, who graduated MTSU with a degree in music business in 2001, is a previous Grammy winner from 2014. He won a Grammy for Best Country Album for his work on Kasey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer, Different …

Harvey Stein

By Nathaniel Thompson // Contributing Writer Street photographer Harvey Stein discussed his latest MTSU exhibition with students Thursday night. Harlem Street Portraits, Stein’s third MTSU exhibition, is currently on display in MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery. By using a 21mm Laika film camera, Stein was able to capture a subtle perspective of African-Americans and their lifestyles from a …