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By Bailey Robbins Features Editor It was no different than any camping trip of the past. All the sights, sounds and smells were the same. Birds sang from tree branches as the smoke from a campfire wove into the fresh, spring air. The world was oblivious to what would happen next; when the life of …

By Noel Heath //Assistant A&E and Features Editor Just off the city square nestled between a tattoo parlor and a head shop coincidentally sits one of Murfreesboro’s most serene spaces. Inside, sunlight reflects off of transparent crystals and bright fabrics creating prisms of color around the space. Comforting blends of oils and the wax of …

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 …