Photos By David Taylor // Staff Photographer and Tanner Dedmon // Lifestyles Editor Cosplayers, celebrity guests and animation fanatics converged in Nashville from Friday to Sunday to celebrate and discuss anime and culture at the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. Returning for the sixteenth year, MTAC 16-Bit took over the Sheraton Music City and Embassy Suites …

As Super Tuesday results were announced, MTSU students began sounding off on campus about their views on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With Trump securing 39 percent of Republican votes and Hillary obtaining 66 percent of the Democratic votes, students were surprised at the outcome. Most students who were interviewed didn’t expect Clinton to win, though …

Bearded Iris Feature

Photos by Brinley Hineman // Assistant Lifestyles Editor Tucked away in Nashville’s Germantown and represented only by a simple but bold floral logo on the outside wall, Bearded Iris Brewing strives to cultivate variety through original and artistic beer. And cultivate variety it does. Named after Tennessee’s state flower, every beer the brewery crafts reflects one …

Grammys tribute

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will honor several MTSU alumni by nominating them for their accomplishments in Los Angeles on Monday. Leading the pack of nominees is songwriter and producer Luke Laird, a 2001 graduate of the Department of Recording Industry. Laird is no stranger to the fame: He has written 20 No. 1 Billboard …

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies attempts to reanimate the monster movie genre, but it buckles under too much Pride and Prejudice and nowhere near enough zombies. Adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies combines Jane Austen’s classic tale with a zombified twist. Preceded by and often compared to the love-it-or-hate-it monster mashup Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter …

JoZoara

Photo courtesy of JoZoara Coffee Shop Murfreesboro favorite JoZoara Coffee Shop will be relocating to Medical Center Parkway on May 1. A popular meet-up spot and self-proclaimed “Coffee Sanctuary,” JoZoara has been serving hot coffee and cafe-style food for the past seven years. While the establishment currently is located at 536 North Thompson Ln., owners Dan and Jane …