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The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders Volleyball team home opener against  Southern Illinois University started strong, but began to fizzle out when the Blue Raiders lost steam. After a 25-17 route in the first set the home team looked like they were not going to relinquish any of their momentum to their opponent.  With a …

By Blake Jennings The James Walker Library delivered an undead welcome to swarms of freshman this past weekend. The typically prestigious building was overrun with zombified librarians, student zombie-hunters and hundreds of unsuspecting victims from 6-9 pm this past Labor Day. Called “Night of the Walker Dead”, the event served as a fun, bloody welcome, featuring …

“What’s funny is that I wasn’t too involved,” says Andrew George with a smile, referring to his first year at MTSU. It’s funny because George, 22, a senior marketing major from Smyrna, is saying this from behind a tidy desk that furnishes his own office on the third floor of the Student Union Building. It’s …

Homecoming at MTSU will take place October 18, coinciding with the Blue Riders’ game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers. “Homecoming is really just a welcome back for all MTSU’s alumni,” said Gabrielle Woodland, the Student Government Association’s Vice President of Campus Relations. She called the college tradition “one of the first huge …

President Sidney McPhee accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Blue Raiders vs. Tigers game Saturday night after answering the challenge from Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised over $100 million in the last month, according to Forbes, was started by the ALS Association to raise money for research for the …

Walker Library will throw a zombie party for all students at the library’s first Week of Welcome event Monday, Sept. 1, according to Kristen Keene, library specialist. This will be the first semester MTSU has had a Week of Welcome event on Labor Day weekend, but Keene said the university is trying to reach more students …