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By Bailey Robbins Feature Editor ‘Tis the season for love. Or rather, ‘tis the season for lacing up a pair of tennis shoes and running to a serene place far, far away from all the love letters, heart-themed teddy bears and sweet-nothing inspired giggles that Valentine’s Day manages to bring along. Though Murfreesboro — which …

By Bailey Robbins and Lindsay Frierson Features Editor and Contributing writer Briana Vito’s life was radically transformed with one phone call a little less than a year ago. “The day [the doctor] called me, they left me a message that [said], ‘Ms. Vito, you have to call us back,” she recalled. “And I’m thinking to …

By Bailey Robbins and Noel Heath Features Editors The wind roared past Haley McKinney, a nursing major and self-expressed adrenaline seeker, as she prepared to jump from a plane into the blue sky for the first time. “You scream, and then you realize you can’t hear yourself,” McKinney beamed, recalling that recent inaugural parachuting experience. …

By Meagan White Contributing writer The view from Michael Bouchillon’s front window is often never the same from night to night. And that’s just fine with him. Bouchillon, 20, a music business major, is not homeless, however. Well, he is homeless in the sense that he doesn’t have an apartment like most of his classmates, …

By E.R. West Editor-in-chief Recently, David “Ritt” Chitwood, was in his digital audio technology class when the professor asked the students to stand and sing. Chitwood, 28, left paralyzed and in a wheelchair from an auto accident that nearly took his life and his mind, couldn’t stand. But he didn’t take offense. Chitwood smiled and …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor So, what’s next? A smile stretched across the face of agriscience education professor Cliff Ricketts, which suggested it wasn’t the first time he has been asked that question. “I thought I did pretty good so far,” he laughed. The article taped to the outside of his office door is one …