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Photos and Story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer The following first-person account was written by an MTSU student and is a reflection of her experience while crossing the Mexican border.  It was the Monday of Spring Break and the first full day of my family’s vacation to San Diego. We decided to spend the …

Photo and Story by Darion Nicholson / Contributing Writer MTSU unveiled “The PainterPuff Girls” exhibition at the Todd Hall Art Gallery on Wednesday. The PainterPuff Girls, also known as Josie Smoot, Sarah Rodriguez and Brianna McDaniel presented their big projects of the school year on Saturday, as part of their senior project before their graduation …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer The Religious Studies Association and the Muslim Students Association co-hosted a screening of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s “Redneck Muslim” documentary in the Paul W. Martin Honors Building Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The short film was followed by a Q&A session with Imam Shane Atkinson, the subject …

Photo courtesy of Chulita Vinyl Club Story by Samantha Avalos / Contributing Writer  Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the Mexican-American Tejano queen who climbed the charts with her ’90s hits like “Como la Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” was only 23 years old when she was killed by her fan club manager on March 31, 1995. While …

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Stacey White / Contributing Writer  Nearly two years after her EP “Don’t Smile At Me,” 17-year-old Billie Eilish has released her debut full-length album. “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” perfectly reflects the dark and mysterious personality Eilish has presented since her first step into …

Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Stage director Will Perkins wants you to forget everything you think you know about opera. “It’s not just people in powder wigs on stage making big sounds … There is beauty, politics, love, hate and things that really are going on in the world around us …