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Story and Photos by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Sunday, September 15, Nashville’s Plaza Mariachi hosted the largest Latino/Hispanic celebration in Tennessee. The event celebrated the independence of Mexico, along with the independence of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There were two stages available to the attendees. One stage was inside the Plaza …

Photos and Story by Enrique Geronimo/Contributing Writer This season’s first installment of the Bluelight Sessions at Ridenour Rehearsal Studios was jam-packed full of music and energy Thursday night as MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment fraternity, Omega Delta Psi, hosted the event. MC’s Miranda Renzi and Stella London, who are members of ODP, introduced the …

Photo Courtesy of Udiscovermusic Story by Savannah Odeneal/Contributing Writer The Lumineers, an American Folk-Rock band, dropped their third album Friday. The band has  previously released two albums– “The Lumineers” in 2012 and “Cleopatra” in 2016– to stunning acclaim. The Lumineers performed at Tennessee’s very own music festival, Bonnaroo, this past summer where they played a …

Photo and Story by Naffie Njie/Contributing Writer Author and poet John Hoppenthaler spoke about his creative process and what drives his writing, and read selected poetry to a group of students and faculty Thursday. His lecture is one in a series of MTSU’s creative writing events entitled, “In Process: A Creative Writing Event Series,” held …

Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer Political Science Professor Dr. Sekou Franklin talked to students about the past, present, and future of suffrage and voting rights on Monday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building on campus.  His lecture is the first part of the Fall 2019 Honors Lecture Series, which addresses a …

Photo and Story by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer The Schermerhorn Symphony Center presented the third annual “México En El Corazón,” which translates to “Mexico in the Heart,” in Nashville on Sunday. The opening introduced people such as Nashville’s Mayor David Briley, Metro City council candidate Fabian Bedne and the president of the North American Institute for …