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Leaked conversations from the neo-Nazi, white supremacist group Patriot Front, the rebranded version of Vanguard America, have exposed a plan to distribute fliers and posters on more than 120 campuses across the U.S. this weekend, according to the digital community “It’s Going Down,” an online platform that exposes fascist groups’ activities. It is unclear if …

Photo and story by Ashley Perham As part of MT Engage week, Middle Tennessee State University hosted Connecting Through Story: An Exploration of Literacy Experiences. The two-day event allowed students to get hands-on experiences with primary research by interviewing each other about their literacy practices. Tuesday, Jakob Lewis of WPLN presented a workshop on audio …

Photos and story by Toriana Williams. Did you know that Middle Tennessee State University offers free-to-use equipment such as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, virtual reality equipment and more for MTSU students? That’s what Wednesday’s Makerspace Open House on Wednesday was all about. The Makerspace can be found in the James E. Walker Library on the …

Photo and story by Kristi Jone / Contributing Writer The Social Work Department, Counseling Services and Middle Tennessee Police Department came together Tuesday to set up the first annual Wellness Fair to raise awareness about staying safe on campus, as well as student’s actions and the consequences that can follow. The event was set up …

Photos and story by Kate Craighead The MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field was filled with a sea of purple with the Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. This event is held annually in more than 600 communities worldwide and is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s …

Story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer Photo by Naffie Njie / MTSU Sidelines Al Gore Jr., former U.S. Vice President and Middle Tennessee State University professor, spoke alongside Anthony J. Badger, historian and author of the book “Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life,” Tuesday at an MTSU panel on the life of Albert Gore, …