Salvation Army

By Nick Carey // Contributing Writer Persisting economic struggles this holiday season have placed a greater emphasis on the work of local organizations dedicated to easing the worst effects of poverty. The Rutherford County Salvation Army, Room at the Inn Day Shelter and the MTSU Food Pantry make up just a few. According to a U.S. …

Christmas Cookies by OakleyOriginals

Story by Jane Horne // Arts & Entertainment Editor | Photo by OakleyOriginals // Flickr It’s the end of the semester, cash is running low and finals are on the horizon when you suddenly remember that you need a way to tell your closest friends you care before you leave for the holidays. It’s already a …

Elvis Presley Christmas

Story by Kelsey Griffith // Staff Writer It’s the time of year for Christmas trees, icicle lights and gift giving. Although caroling is not as popular as it once was, the holiday songs have not been forgotten. This playlist of unforgettable Christmas classics will make even scrooges sing along. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Ella …

Santa Brownies Christmas by Steven Depolo

Story by Jessica Kryza // Contributing Writer | Photo by Steven Depolo // via Flickr The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it. On top of making plans for travel and gift giving, you’re probably anxiously waiting parties and gatherings that include any tasty goody you can imagine. If you’re throwing the holiday …

The Campaign

By Kyle McCarthy | Contributing Writer Deep in the small town of Hammond, N.C., the weight and emotional struggle of the political machine takes its toll. The tears, the bloodshed, the sex scandals, and, yes, the baby punching. Political campaigns have become ugly, absurd competitions. Slander is common, and ads create a temporary soft spot …

Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …