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Photo by Barbara Harmon / Contributing Writer Video by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor and Barbara Harmon / Contributing Writer Harold Baldwin is recognized for launching the photography program at Middle Tennessee State University. He first came to the university as an industrial arts professor, but when the university’s president proposed another offer, Baldwin …

Photo by Emily Austin / Sidelines Archive  Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer and Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Throughout the 2016 fall semester, 19-year-old marketing major Raymond Alexcee gained over 35 pounds. “I ate a lot and drank a lot of protein shakes, but I didn’t work out nearly enough to turn …

Photos by Tayhlor Stephenson / Assistant Lifestyles Editor The tiny historic town of Bell Buckle hosted its 23rd annual RC-Moon Pie Festival Saturday, and it was just as one would imagine it: southern sweets, such as moon pies (of course), ice cream cones and snow cones were available at every corner. It was all accompanied …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Murfreesboro is among the twenty fastest-growing cities in the United States, so it comes as no surprise that new restaurants are starting to make it their new home. Both family-owned eateries and corporate chains are moving into the Murfreesboro community. Below are four recent Murfreesboro arrivals. Puckett’s Grocery (114 N Church St.) Puckett’s Grocery, which …

Photos by Steve Barnum / Reporter The sun was shining over the strawberry field of Batey Farms in Murfreesboro as people were enjoying the experience of plucking their own ripe strawberries straight off the plant. Katherine Whitt, co-owner of Batey Farms, said that if you’ve never picked your own strawberries before, it’s an experience. “(People) …

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Story by Amanda Greer / Contributing Writer According to a 2015 study conducted by Georgetown University, almost 70 percent of all college students hold a part-time or full-time job while attending school. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But what might throw you for a loop are the …