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 …

By Bailey Robbins and Noel Heath Features Editors The wind roared past Haley McKinney, a nursing major and self-expressed adrenaline seeker, as she prepared to jump from a plane into the blue sky for the first time. “You scream, and then you realize you can’t hear yourself,” McKinney beamed, recalling that recent inaugural parachuting experience. …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor So, what’s next? A smile stretched across the face of agriscience education professor Cliff Ricketts, which suggested it wasn’t the first time he has been asked that question. “I thought I did pretty good so far,” he laughed. The article taped to the outside of his office door is one …

MTSU Wine Appreciation

Story by Alex Beecher // Staff Writer | Photo by Cat Murphy // Online Photo Editor As students register for spring classes, a wine appreciation class may seem like a good way to blow of steam. The course. where students learn the fundamentals of all things wine, applies t0 agribusiness and agriscience majors, but any …

By Claire Osburn A&E Editor Let’s face it, no one wants to show up at a party this Halloween weekend with the same $50 costume as everyone else. Instead of risking a fashion faux pas, hit up your nearest vintage or craft store to make your own. While in the past do-it-yourself projects may have …

By Ross Wilson Contributing writer “The Counselor,” directed by Ridley Scott, written by the great American author Cormac McCarthy and featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz looked to be one of the best films of this year. Sadly, the movie fell below expectations, but …