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Illustration by Angele Latham Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill to the Senate and the House that would allow college students to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. The controversial legislation was proposed Representative Rush Bricken (R—Tullahoma) and Senator Janice Bowling (R—Tullahoma). HB2102 and SB2288 propose that students who are registered at public …

Story and photo by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer As the voting primaries in March near, citizens are rushing to the registration booths to get ready. Students at Middle Tennessee State University are taking advantage of the accessibility of registering to vote on campus. MTSU has booths set up to register last minute voters, available …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson/Contributing Writer The Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center hosted their “Black History: Past, Present, and Future” Black History event on Saturday to kick off the annual nationally-recognized Black History month. Before it was a museum, Bradley Academy was established in 1811 as the first school in Rutherford County. The …

Story by Ryann Kieu/Contributing Writer The city of Murfreesboro announced that public transportation service, Rover, will be adding Saturday routes. The new weekend route began Saturday.   Rover added three Saturday routes on Old Fort, Highland, and Mercury. The routes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m., the last round trip being at 3:45 …

In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice A suicidal man in Mississippi is alive today due to the determination of one of Murfreesboro’s own. On Dec. 26 2019, Murfreesboro Dispatcher Brady Lutton was browsing a Firefighter Facebook group, when he saw suicidal posts made by a distraught man–who will remain …