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Photos by Emily Blalock / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer This year’s first Boro Art Crawl arrived with an added cultural flare. The Art Crawl was founded in 2015 by some local artists who wanted to showcase the artistic community in Murfreesboro. There are almost 15 participating locations as of now …

History was unveiled Monday at The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County as the newest exhibit, “Stories of the Road,” opened to an appreciative community. The exhibit focuses on College Street, once known as the “Dixie Highway” in Murfreesboro and shows the long history of the road as “one of connection – between the …

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 …