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Video by Nigel Shelly / Contributing Videographer Photo and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Students came to the Tunnel of Oppression, which was set up in the Tom Jackson Building Wednesday, in order to learn more about topics of discrimination and oppression in various communities. The set up included black drapery all around …

Photos and story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Tennessee Congressional Candidate Mariah Phillips hosted a poster-making party, in which Murfreesboro residents gathered to create posters and signs for the March For Our Lives Nashville protest, Thursday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas …

Photo courtesy of Abby Brafman / Facebook Story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer  After a number of mass shootings throughout the nation and the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people, there has been extreme concern among Americans in regards to ending the country’s epidemic …

Photo courtesy of Operation Kidsafe Operation Kidsafe, a nonprofit organization that provides parents with copies of their child’s digitally scanned fingerprints and safety tips, will be bringing their potentially lifesaving event to Murfreesboro next month. The organization began 17 years ago when Operation Kidsafe Founder Mark Bott was prompted to take action. “We had a …

Photo by William Green / MTSU Sidelines Story by William Green / Contributing Writer and Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Contributions by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor  On Wednesday, March 14, exactly one month after the infamous mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country participated in National School Walkout …

Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Kurdish activist Kasar Abdulla provided a lecture on the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in America and throughout the world on Monday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building as part of the spring 2018 weekly Honors Lecture Series. Abdulla’s lecture, titled “America’s First …