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Two of the four lion sculptures on display outside the MTSU University Honors college in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

One of the six lion statues that decorate the walkways of the University Honors College has been missing since May 6, according to MTSU police. The stone sculpture is a member of a set of identical lions and is valued at about $300. The set was donated to the college by its dean, Dr. John …

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 Mychal Wilson Staff Writer The ‘free printing services’ students receive will be cut starting the fall semester, according to the Information Technology Department. Under the new policy, each student will be allocated 320 black-and-white prints. After surpassing this limit, students will have to refill their cards. The balance of unspent prints will roll over …

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 Dylan Aycock Staff writer With the end of the spring semester in sight, students start to experience high anxiety and increased stress levels as the weight of final exams and projects bear down on them. The end of the semester means 10-page research papers, final reports and late-night study sessions at the library. During …

By Jonathon Austin Staff Writer Global Studies professor Derek Frisby and a group of six students ventured to Vietnam in March to locate the positions where nine alumni, soldiers, Marines and seamen, died during the war. “As a student I cannot imagine making the sacrifice that these nine gentlemen did. It really puts into perspective …