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Story and photos by Christa Adams Adams is a travel writer and 2017 graduate of MTSU’s School of Journalism and Strategic Media. She is a native of  Morristown, Tennessee, and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Life right now feels like it’s been pulled from a dystopian novel. Police officers monitoring eerily empty streets, citizens …

Story and photos by Zoë Haggard / Contributing Writer Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted the End Hazing Now Coalition, which featured two keynote speakers and a Q&A session Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom on Middle Tennessee State University campus. The speakers were Rae Ann Gruver and Lianne Kowiak—two mothers whose sons died after …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University On Thursday afternoon, Middle Tennessee State University honored eight former Raider athletes with a public forum discussion panel before being honored during that night’s basketball game. Jerry Singleton, Art Polk, Lonnell Poole, Terry Scott, J.W. Harper, Raymond “Ray” Bonner, Ed Miller …

Story and photos by Kelly Fletcher / Contributing Writer “In every sense of the word, this was my dream school.” Those are the words film student Kenny Strawn used to describe Watkins College of Art. The small art college of fewer than 200 students is in a state of upheaval. The funds ran dry. They …

Story by Gracie Martin/Contributing Writer The man with the white beard is not tentative when he steps up, arms open wide, to hug a stranger. He offers a strong embrace, as if his life– or at the least, his purpose in life–depended on it. After one hug, he looks for someone else to hug. He’s …

Story by Samantha Avalos/ Contributing writer Dorris Walker-Taylor radiates a warm and inviting energy. Settling into a cushioned conference room chair, her hair in tight curly tendrils the color of ebony, frame her warm face. She wears a bright mustard-colored blouse featuring embroidered lace. The scent of lavender hangs in the air. Walker-Taylor, 63, is …