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Tuesday was literally freezing, with temperatures as low as 17 degrees in the midmorning. But that didn’t keep students from making it through the first day of classes. Check out our photo gallery of students around campus on the first day of the Spring 2016 semester: See more work by David Taylor at his blog. For more …

Story & Photos by Taylor Ward  // Contributing Writer A celebration and candlelight vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Keathley University Center Theatre on Monday night. The event was sponsored by the Kappa Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and MTSU Intercultural & Diversity Affairs. Attendees of the vigil highlighted and honored …

MTSU Solar Trash Compactor

Photo by Austin Lewis // Staff Photographer Brandon Lewis, MTSU senior and member of Students for Environmental Action, has implemented and successfully created a plan for installing two solar-powered trash compactors on campus. Lewis became involved in Students for Environmental Action during the fall of 2013. “I have always been environmentally conscious, so I ran …

Story by David Taylor // Staff Writer Ratemyprofessors.com helps countless students across the nation decide which teacher they should or shouldn’t take for a course based on ratings given by their fellow students. Rate My Professors uses a rating system from one to five for professors across three different categories: helpfulness, clarity and easiness. These …

MTSU, Middle Tennessee Boulevard, Amanda Freuler, Construction

MTSU has contributed $5 million to the renovation of Middle Tennessee Boulevard that officially began on Jan. 11, 2016. Middle Tennessee Boulevard runs along the west side of MTSU’s campus, connecting Greenland Drive and East Main Street. The project has been 15 years in the making and is expected to take about two and a …

Tyler Jones Nicholas McGee McMinnville Murder

Tyler Jones, left, and Nicholas McGee, right, were charged with the murder of Osbaldo Luna on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in McMinnville, Tenn. MTSU student Nicholas McGee, 20, was arrested Jan. 13 in McMinnville, Tennessee, for the murder of Osbaldo Luna, according to News Channel 5. Luna, 44, was found with a gunshot wound on Tuesday in a …