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Photo and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer Elyce Helford, an MTSU English professor, hosted a lecture on “the Noir Look” on Thursday at the Linebaugh Public Library. The lecture was a part of Helford’s “Introduction to Film Noir” series, in which Helford hosts a film screening and lecture every first Thursday of the month. …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  A group of MTSU graduate assistants is mounting a campaign in the hopes of facilitating future health care coverage for graduate assistants. The group has stated that a change is necessary due to both the schedule and lifestyle that graduate students have to undertake at the university. As …

Video by Nigel Shelly / Contributing Writer Photo and story by Caleb Revill / Assistant News Editor The Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County took dozens of teenagers and children to go see Marvel Studio’s “Black Panther” at the Premier 6 Theater in Murfreesboro on Thursday night. The “#BlackPantherChallenge,” a nationwide effort to call …

Photos and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer Thursday marked the 26th annual MTSU Invention Convention. The convention is an event, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, that takes place on campus to promote the creativity of elementary school students, who use poster presentations to demonstrate how their creations work. Every October, brochures are sent …

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone Story by William Green / Contributing Writer Actress and activist Ashley Judd discussed her involvement in the “MeToo” movement and urged students to speak out against injustice at an event Wednesday at Vanderbilt University. In Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium, the Nashville-area resident recounted how her troubled upbringing and the multiple incidents …

Photo and story by Bailey Wilson / Contributing Writer MTSU will display a “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit April 2-6 in multiple locations across campus to bring awareness to sexual violence and an end to victim blaming. An interest meeting regarding the project was held Tuesday by MTSU Director of Health Promotion Lisa Schrader and …