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Minton Sparks SLF

She’s been dubbed everything from the love child of Flannery O’Connor and the ghost of Hank Williams, to the only non-country Country singer. A wearer of many hats, entertainer-writer Minton Sparks brought her artistry to Middle Tennessee State University this weekend for the 2016 Southern Literary Festival with her workshop, “Burn Through Your Story: Come Set Your …

Photo by Rachael Keisling // Staff Photographer No matter your stance on the issue of campus assault, it’s hard to argue against the fact that most college organizations concerned with issues of abuse, specifically sexual abuse, are geared toward prevention and dealing with the aftermath. Targeted toward victims, these groups often do more to teach them how to ‘prevent’ …

Photos by Michael Patton It’s being talked about in popular spots on campus. It’s a subject of whispered conversations in quiet buildings. Chances are, you’ve already heard the name of this little group that could: Sandbox. “If people ask me what it is, I call it a collaborative collective,” said Alvin Knox, English faculty member and a project coordinator for this up-and-coming …

Mayday Brewery Ozzy Nelson

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer In the far end of an old warehouse on Old Salem Road resides an artsy chaos of fresh suds and live music. Opening the door to Mayday Brewery reveals to you a wacky black-and-white painted path that leads you past art-smattered walls and large windows looking into the …

Frequenters of the downtown Murfreesboro square are most likely familiar with Mars’ frozen treats and gourmet popcorn. The shop puts a spin on the two classics, offering creative blends of flavors depending upon what the owners are in the mood for, according to Dave and Gina Stansberry, the owners. “It’s essentially whatever I’m in the mood or …

Baggarly current work

Photo of “Coupled” by Michael Baggarly, provided by Michael Baggarly “Just head towards the loud music.” That’s how associate art professor Michael Baggarly tells people to find him in  Todd Hall’s enormous sculpture studio. Alone in the shop lined with large work tables, tools, heavy machinery and unfinished pieces of art, Baggarly sits at a computer …