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Photo and Story by Tina Higgins / Contributing Writer Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, one of the oldest sororities on MTSU’s campus, wrapped up National Women’s History Month by hosting their first ever Pink Table Talk: Women’s Empowerment event at the James Union Building on Saturday. The event was created to have a casual discussion …

Photo and story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Saturday marked the end of the Women and Gender Studies Program’s 13th biennial interdisciplinary conference, titled “Creating Global Change.” A student showcase kicked off the conference on Wednesday, followed by keynote speaker and creative writer Daisy Hernandez on Thursday. All included topics, papers and performances that …

Illustration by DeAnna Black / Staff Designer  March is Women’s History Month, and with that comes complicated conversations about the glass ceiling and women in male-dominated fields. But what also comes from this month is celebrating remarkable women in history, culture and local communities. According to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research at …

Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Stage director Will Perkins wants you to forget everything you think you know about opera. “It’s not just people in powder wigs on stage making big sounds … There is beauty, politics, love, hate and things that really are going on in the world around us …

Story by Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Chad Day and Julie Pace / Associated Press The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice but did not …

Photos and story by Tina Higgins / Contributing Writer The sixth annual MTSU Relay for Life event commenced on Friday at the MTSU Campus Recreation Center. Relay for Life is a cancer walk used to show support and raise money for those who have been affected by cancer. All of the funds raised by the …