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Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer The Religious Studies Association and the Muslim Students Association co-hosted a screening of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s “Redneck Muslim” documentary in the Paul W. Martin Honors Building Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The short film was followed by a Q&A session with Imam Shane Atkinson, the subject …

Photo courtesy of TAC In a culture saturated by stories of superheroes and vigilantes saving the world from evil government officials and shady corporations, a small group of Tennesseans have taken the stories to the real world – albeit in a much more legal way, and with considerably less acrobatics. Meet the Tennesseans Against Corruption, …

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 …