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Photo by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines Students and the public gathered at the Hinton Music Hall Saturday for a night of cultural appreciation and awe as the Fengyun’s Women’s Choir joined the MTSU Women’s Chorale in a stunning performance. The concert, titled “The Grand Song of the Dong,” featured the group of six women …

Photos by Enrique Geronimo and Seth Whitehead Story by Seth Whitehead / Contributing Writer Twenty-eight teams from five different states competed against each other Saturday in MTSU’s Alumni Memorial Gym during the FIRST Tech Challenge Tennessee Regional Robotics Competition. FIRST Tech Challenge focuses on teaching students to work as a team while developing STEM skills …

Photo and story by Tina Higgins / Contributing writer Participants and horse fanatics alike were walking, trotting and cantering to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center on Saturday and Sunday to observe middle and high school students compete for their shot in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association regional competition. IEA is an organization that hosts different horse showing …

Photo and Story by Morgan Gonzalez / Contributing Writer MTSU students, alumni and faculty sported their red shirts on Friday for Wear Red Day, a national event that brings awareness to women’s heart health. The observance of Wear Red Day is a nationwide kick-off to American Heart Month, a month which is dedicated to bringing …

Photo courtesy of Belmont University Latest update (10:05 p.m.): The below statement regarding Joseph Morgan’s lecture was released by MTSU on Saturday: “Professor Joseph Morgan was invited to present a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Belmont University based on his published research on the use of popular music during the 2016 presidential campaign. In light of …

Photo and Story by Emily Blalock/ Contributing Writer Eric Klumpe, a professor in the MTSU Physics and Astronomy Department, provided a lecture for students and community members about exploring white dwarf stars during his presentation on Friday night in the Wiser-Patten Science Hall. His lecture, entitled “Looking Inside White Dwarfs,” was part of the department’s …