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Photo courtesy of Alyssa Hope Baker Recognized as Music City, U.S.A, many artists make the move to Nashville, Tennessee, in hopes of pursuing a music career. Country-pop artist Alyssa Hope Baker shares that dream.    Self-taught in guitar, piano and ukulele, Baker has what it takes to stand out in a crowd. The 17-year-old recently …

Story and photo by Jessica Knoble / Contributing Writer Just as temperatures drop and leaves change color, families are scouting the best places to partake in fall festivities, and family-run Batey Farms of Murfreesboro might be just what they’re looking for. This weekend Batey farms kicked off a long list of upcoming festivities and events. …

Photo and story by Emma Demonbreun / Contributing Writer Nashville is a city of many trades, but recent Belmont graduate Megan Beaven noticed that the ever-growing city was missing out on a growing trend: edible cookie dough. And so No Baked Cookie Dough was born, the Louisville, Kentucky, native’s dessert business that specializes in cookie …

Video and story by Daniel Scroggins / Contributing Writer Hi-Way 50 of Lewisburg, Tennessee, one of the oldest and longest operating drive-ins in the state, not only offered showings of “It” but also the chance to step inside the movie screen and be scared. On Friday and Saturday, the small town drive-in hosted a haunted …

Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Nervous students prepare to touch brush to paper for the first time, while Fusae Ekida, a Japanese professor at MTSU, leans over each of them, trying to teach them proper form. “I am very strict,” she says as she adjusts a student’s grip. Ekida, who is …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Story by Kristen Brothers / Contributing Writer It’s the ride of all rides in the small town of Shelbyville, Tennessee. As Saturday night slowly gives rise to Sunday morning, a crowd made up of people from across the nation fills with enthusiasm leading up to the crowning of …