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By Meagan White Staff writer Students hear many things as they make their way across campus, but “Spring out! Drag out! Come to the Drag Show tonight!” are words that echo above the crowd. Freshman Michael Raymond, public relations officer for MT Lambda, handed out flyers about the organization’s events for the evening. “This is …

By Daniel Jansouzian Assistant News Editor Most people watch the news and feel sympathy for those impacted by war, famine and genocide, but rarely volunteer to change the situation. But when one MTSU student returned home from his study abroad trip in Toronto and saw on the news hundreds of children affected by chemical warfare …

By Melinda Lorge Contributing writer The suburban life, neighborhood gossip and 1960s family structure of the American Movie Classics’ television drama “Mad Men” were familiar to Jane Marcellus’ childhood. These familiarities led the journalism professor to feel a connection to the program that was later expressed in co-writing the nonfiction book“Mad Men and Working Women.” …

By Amanda Gambill Managing Editor Nestled in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership on the second floor of the Student Union Building are two offices, denoted only by blue script on the wall reading “June Anderson Center.” A quick glance and students might miss it. These are the offices of June Anderson Center for …

By Molly Mobley Contributing writer Professor Charles Clary has been consumed by a passion for art his entire life. As an art professor and a successful 3-D paper sculptor, he’s now able to share his wonderful art affliction with the world. Some of Clary’s earliest memories are of observing his mother, an art teacher, at …

By Blake Jennings Staff writer At 56 and with stark silver hair, physics professor and former NASA engineer, Eric Klumpe (kloom-pa) conveys a youthful and laid-back presence. “Hey dude,” he can be heard saying, sporting a Northface vest, black glasses and a likable, wry smirk. His small, rectangular office space resembles a meeting ground shared …