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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 …

Students enter the "Tunnel of Love" educational fair at MTSU's James Union Building to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (MTSU SIdelines / John Connor Coulston)

MTSU students had the opportunity to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted infections at the annual “Tunnel of Love” educational fair held on September 19 in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building. The event, which was cosponsored by MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance, Student Health Services and Nashville CARES, sought to educate the students on sexually transmitted …

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer The Freshman of MTSU had the chance to give back to the Rutherford County community at the “Freshman Day of Service,” which was held on Friday. The event, which was a collaboration between United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, MTSU’s Student Government Association and the university’s Center for …