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Southern Literary Festival 2016

History is in the making this year — no, we’re not talking about the presidential election. For the first time in its 79-year run, MTSU is hosting the 2016 Southern Literary Festival this weekend, March 24-26. MTSU only just registered to become a member school two years ago. “We are beginning to be recognized as …

Boro Art Crawl

By Evan Dunne // Contributing Writer Murfreesboro will host its third Boro Art Crawl on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The Boro Art Crawl is a free, bimonthly event held on the second Friday of each month with the intent of exposing Murfreesboro residents to local artistic talent within the community. Content is all original work and …

Lori Kissinger Very Special Arts

Photo submitted by Lori Kissinger A young man with severe autism can barely speak in conversation, yet he takes the stage confidently to sing along with Josh Turner at the Grand Ole Opry. A dance group comprised of students with Down syndrome performs at an MTSU football game. Mentally disabled students teach their peers with …

Nathan Massengill Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon

Story by Matthew Burnette // Contributing Writer | Photos by Michael Patton // Staff Photographer Captain America, a Ghostbuster and Green Arrow. Though usually only together in an intense fever dream, these were only some of the characters seen wandering the halls during the fifth annual Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon at the Clarion Inn …

Brandon Ingram // Contributing writer The annual Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival featuring visual artists, painters, sculptors and filmmakers will kick off on Nov. 7, five days prior to the film festival at the Celebrity Center in Nashville. The festival will include the work of MTSU’s Photography Department as well as that of MTSU’s professors Bob …

Ariel Klontz // Contributing writer Cars crawl at low speed on the streets surrounding the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Joggers run along the sidewalks, dodging casual strollers and street shoppers, families and businessmen. This is a typical day on the square in downtown Murfreesboro. But on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. it will become so …