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The year was 1970. Bell-bottoms were in, hippies were still going strong and Elton John was making his extraordinary mark on the world of music. The era of peace and love seemed like it would never end. For some, at least. For others, particularly African Americans in the south, the fight for equality was still …

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr Last week, a controversial report from BuzzFeed News sparked and renewed talks of impeachment for sitting President Donald Trump. The report alleged that Trump had instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress regarding negotiations to build a tower in Moscow. The article attributed knowledge of …

Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  Photo courtesy of Partha Sarathi Sahana / Flickr  Many college students don’t think about the death penalty, except as an overused topic for a speech class. But, for one Nashville-based journalist, the death penalty is more than a discussion point. Steven Hale, a 30-year-old staff writer at the …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer My heart was racing, forcing the blood through my body with an insistent, pounding drum beat that only got faster and faster and faster still. Adrenaline coursed through me, causing the palm of one hand to become sweaty against the grip of the gun on my …

Photo courtesy of Don Cusic Story by Maraya Richards / Contributing Writer MTSU alumnus and former professor Don Cusic’s new book, “Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline,” has just been released in October 2018. Cusic, 69, was born in Leonardtown, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, where his love for …

Photo by Sarah Taylor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Ariel Reiter / Contributing Writer Volunteers are needed for the Stream and Greenway Cleanup on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Stones River Battlefield and McFadden Farm in Murfreesboro. The cleanup is part of an effort to help preserve and keep Rutherford …