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Photo courtesy of Mark Humphrey, AP On the first day back in session for the Tennessee legislature, lawmakers are making headlines with the passage of the controversial HB 836/SB 1304, which allows multiple entities, including private, faith-based adoption agencies, to deny services to certain couples if they “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions.” As part …

The sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 is now prohibited nationwide, after President Donald Trump signed the new law into effect December 20 as part of a sweeping $1.4 trillion spending bill that included items like parental leave for federal employees and authorization for the Space Force branch of the U.S. military. The …

The Smyrna Police Department announced Monday that they are seeking the identity of this man in connection with a fraudulent check scheme that multiple MTSU students have been caught in. The suspect has allegedly been distributing fraudulent checks to students after offering them a grant with his fake business. So far, at least two MTSU …

Photo and story by Brendon Donoho A long line divided the lobby of the Student Union on Thursday as students waited to participate in a presentation by One For All and, hopefully, earn a free lunch. The event was sponsored by 1 for All, MTSU’s First Amendment Center in partnership with Dr. Hanna Park’s public …

Photo and story Stephen Thomas Officers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee State Troopers and Alaska State Troopers discussed what it takes to be an officer in the modern era in the Student Union on Tuesday. The triumvirate panel was moderated by MTSU Professor Lynda Williams.    The questions varied in content from personal, physical and …

Photo and story by Alaina Staggs Distinguished lecturer Dr. Temple Grandin delivered a talk Monday night to a sold-out crowd inside MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.  The lecture, “Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism, 2nd Edition,” was chosen specifically for the university and its agriculture program, and replaced the previously scheduled lecture by Grandin. The theatre has a capacity of over …