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Photo courtesy of K!ck  It’s not a secret that college is expensive. From tuition and books to housing and food, the bills only add up, which is why students are always looking for new ways to make money. Unfortunately, most people don’t have a lot of extra time in their busy class schedules. Even if …

Photos and story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer  According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), over 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year. This tragic statistic could be drastically reduced if people would adopt their animals from shelters and sanctuaries instead of shopping from breeders or pet stores. …

Photo courtesy of Instagram  Story by Katrina Johnson / Contributing writer Sometimes society’s ridiculous beauty standards can make it hard to accept yourself, especially if you’re a young girl. That’s why Monica Thomas and Whitney Russell want to inspire young girls to embrace their natural hair. The Murfreesboro natives started a local business and empowerment …

Video by BingNan Li / Contributing Writer Last week, we ran a video focusing on the use of MTSU’s popular culture terms. Now, we’re expanding on the topic by showcasing international students’ pop culture slang. So whether you’re commonly speaking some of these terms into everyday existence or you’re completely unfamiliar with the video’s content, there’s …

Photos and story by Kashima Allen / Contributing Writer On Sunday afternoon, Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center hosted a Chinese New Year event, which brought together various cultural backgrounds. Celebrating Chinese art, music, history, dance and much more, the day was fully devoted to guests having fun. Throughout the afternoon people could make their own art, play with instruments …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Story by Steve Barnum / Reporter and Andrew Nation / Contributing Writer Red Bull is kicking off their annual “Can You Make It?” challenge where students from around the world compete in a cross-country race with Red Bull as their only currency. It’s not uncommon to hear about …