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Story by Ally Vaupel/ Contributing Writer All MTSU students are taking on-line classes now as a precaution against spreading the COVID-19 virus. This change to online learning has come with chaos for students and professors, especially the hands-on lab courses. Professors knew this change was not going to be easy, but after three weeks on …

Samantha War climbs up a very sheer rock face. She is only about halfway up, and it is obvious that the climb is treacherous. Trees and roots surround her, indicating that she is deep in the woods.

Story by Samantha War/ Contributing Writer Hanging there, 100 feet in the air, a rope attached to my harness, I started to cry.  This was the last climb of my four-day camping and climbing trip at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  My last climb on a vertical sandstone wall was a route called “There’s …

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, as reported on the Murfreesboro TN Police Department Facebook page. The crime occurred on NW Broad Street in front of the Dodge Store around 2:00 p.m., according to the post. The vehicle did not stop, and the identity of the victim is unknown at this …

Murfreesboro man Dustin Hughes was arrested and charged with arson, after a standoff with police early Tuesday morning and setting fire to a car Monday evening. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a car fire Monday evening at the 1000 block of Jones Blvd, where heavy smoke and fire was coming from vehicle. …

Story by Emily Graham/ Contributing writer Bill Steber went to the Mississippi Delta and fell in love. . . with the place, with the music, and especially the musicians. “My first trip through the Delta as an adult was on an assignment for the Tennessean, it was in August of 1992 when I was a full-time staff …

MTSU announced in March that it would be introducing a pass or fail option for grades in the 2020 spring semester after moving to online classes as a COVID-19 preventative measure. Many students have had questions about the option since the announcement and in response, the Provost sent out a frequently asked questions document on …