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Photo and story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer MTSU held its 20th annual Tunnel of Love event to spread awareness for sexually-transmitted diseases and infections on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the ballroom of the Student Union Building. MTSU’s students and faculty were able to tour the room and view the effects of unprotected sex. …

A 17-year-old Murfreesboro student was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making false reports Thursday after publishing threatening posts on social media. An Instagram post surfaced Thursday afternoon and threatened to “kill these people at Riverdale High School.” The post specified that the crime would occur at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The author …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU’s School of Music had quite the show Sunday in the form of the Steinway Piano Sale, hosted in the Wright Music Building. Students, faculty and the public were invited to browse the Steinway inventory that included new and used Steinway & Sons, Essex and Boston …

Video by Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief and Caleb Revill / News Editor U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn traveled to MTSU Wednesday to speak with Sidelines about the issues she hopes to address if elected. Blackburn, a Republican, has served as the U.S. representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district since 2003. Last year, she announced her …

Photo and story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer The MTSU Board of Trustees discussed the creation of a new bachelor of science degree in data science in its quarterly meeting in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street Tuesday. Near the start of the meeting, Board Chairman Stephen Smith shared a few activities that …

Photo courtesy of J. Intintoli / MTSU MTSU officials broke ground Tuesday morning for the construction of a new building that will house three disciplines in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and other university officials were joined by state Reps. Tim Rudd and Dawn White and Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman for …