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Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU students responded to an inflammatory preacher by organizing counterdemonstrations on campus Wednesday. Just a day after a panel discussed free speech on college campuses and touched on designated free speech zones, a preacher returned Wednesday to read select Bible verses and encourage students to “repent for their sins.” …

Cover image by Samantha Wycoff/ Design Editor  Boasting the title of the oldest LGBT+ college campus organization in Tennessee, MT Lambda has been serving MTSU students and faculty for 28 years. Formed as a response to homophobic and derogatory articles written by a Sidelines student writer in 1988, Lambda has proven to be a bastion …

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment Company  “You came back, didn’t you?” When a grungy local named Lane (Wes Robinson) whispers this ominous line to one of his skeptical hiking companions in “Blair Witch,” it sounds tongue-in-cheek, almost even cheesy. But while it was directed at Peter (Brandon Scott), a two-time visitor to the Black Hills of Maryland, the …

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Home invasion films usually follow a very linear story progression: a group of intruders with ill intentions break into a home, and the victimized family hides in terror, eventually rallying to fend off the threat. While “Don’t Breathe” approaches the subgenre from a fresh angle and creates palpable tension in a claustrophobic setting, …

For avowed Vanderbilt Commodores fan and veteran standup comedian Nate Bargatze, preparing for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., is all about the whiskers. “I grew a beard,” the laid-back Southerner said with a laugh in a recent phone interview, when asked how he prepares for the festival where he first performed …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor The Blue Raider’s Reggie Upshaw will experience a delay in his preseason training due to a wrist surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament. Upshaw, an upcoming MTSU senior and Blue Raiders forward, played the most minutes of any Blue Raider and scored the second most points on …