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Photos and Story by Desiree Masencup / Contributing Writer  The Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students hosted ‘Scaling the Glass Ceiling,” a panel discussion addressing gender equality, on Thursday. The panel was comprised of Heather Adams, CEO of Choice Media and Entertainment; Dia Cirillo, president of the American …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police An investigation is underway into the late Tuesday night vandalism of a Confederate statue on Murfreesboro’s public square. The statue, which serves as a memorial for Confederate solders who died in battles around Rutherford County, is located on the square next to the old courthouse. The words “murderer,” “coward” and …

Photos by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines National Women’s History Month kicked off to a great start Tuesday evening during the Opening Ceremony in the Student Union Ballroom, thanks to the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff and the community. The ceremony featured extraordinary live music, performed in honor of Aretha Franklin, who is featured on …

Photo and story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Religious leaders in Murfreesboro gathered at MTSU’s Tucker Theater Tuesday evening to discuss safety measures for their places of worship with representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The “Protecting Places of Worship Security Forum” aimed to address faith-based leaders’ concerns about targeted hate …

Photos and Story by Carla Hicks/ Contributing Writer MTSU ‘s Iota Mu Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity held the much anticipated annual “Stepping For A Cure” at Tucker Theatre Friday. The step show was held to benefit the organization March of Dimes, which works to raise money to “expand programs and educate medical …

Photo and Story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Local nonprofit Archie’s Promise held its annual $25 Prom Dress Event at the Archie and Idalene Formal Shoppe Saturday to help give back to the community and help young girls feel beautiful for such a formal event at just a fraction of the cost. Archie’s Promise, …