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Behind every tattoo is a story — a memory, a reason, a history or even a bad decision. With her blessing, Sidelines has decided to re-up Journalist in Residence Whitney Matheson’s weekly tattoo feature, Tattoosday.  The series ran on Pop Candy, a pop culture blog she ran for 15 years at USA Today. “Honestly, I …

Story by Chandler Shrode/ Contributing Writer Photos by Ambre Stewart The imposing, cuboid structure of the Rutherford County Detention Center loomed over Ambre Stewart as she crossed the parking lot. Without committing any crime, this Middle Tennessee State University student was going­ to jail. And she brought her camera. Most importantly, she did this for …

Photo courtesy of Frist Center for the Visual Arts Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville is hosting College Night this Friday. With a valid college ID, you can get into the event for free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is free parking (while it lasts) outside the museum as well. “College Night …

Lone Wolf feature

By Emily Austin // Contributing Writer Nashville’s Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival isn’t just the place of nightmares; this three-day convention became the perfect opportunity for fans of all things spooky to celebrate what they love most about the genre, right next to their favorite tattoo artists and celebrities. “It’s just the atmosphere of …

Andrew L. Todd Hall MTSU

By Devin Ross // Contributing Writer | Photo by John Connor Coulston // Managing Editor If you missed it the first go around, you’re in luck; the Hatch Show Print exhibit at the Todd Art Gallery has been extended to April 7. The show, which opened in February, showcases the recent work of Hatch artists, …

Veterans Center mural

By Shaina Johnson // Contributing Writer When Randy L. Purcell, Army veteran and alumni of MTSU, was asked to paint a mural in the Veterans and Military Family Center, he was honored to do so. Purcell, originally from Paducah, Kentucky, moved to Nashville in 2000. At age 37, he became an art student at MTSU …