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Photo and story by Brendon Donoho A long line divided the lobby of the Student Union on Thursday as students waited to participate in a presentation by One For All and, hopefully, earn a free lunch. The event was sponsored by 1 for All, MTSU’s First Amendment Center in partnership with Dr. Hanna Park’s public …

Photo and story Stephen Thomas Officers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee State Troopers and Alaska State Troopers discussed what it takes to be an officer in the modern era in the Student Union on Tuesday. The triumvirate panel was moderated by MTSU Professor Lynda Williams.    The questions varied in content from personal, physical and …

Photos and story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer The Student Alumni Association celebrated the 2019 December graduates as they hosted the annual “Senior Day” on Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom. The SAA works closely with students preparing to graduate and the alumni who have graduated years prior. At “Senior Day,” upcoming graduates were …

Photo and story by Alaina Staggs Distinguished lecturer Dr. Temple Grandin delivered a talk Monday night to a sold-out crowd inside MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.  The lecture, “Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism, 2nd Edition,” was chosen specifically for the university and its agriculture program, and replaced the previously scheduled lecture by Grandin. The theatre has a capacity of over …

Photos and Story by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Saturday, November 9, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) hosted its annual membership convention in the Miller Education Center. The non-profit organization had various informative sessions, food and performances. The annual TIRRC convention is an event that not only provides useful and informative workshops, it also …

Reginald Ezekial “Zeke” Cobb, a 21 year-old MTSU football player, was arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department Monday on two counts of rape. Photo courtesy of Lisa Marchesoni The charges come from a September 2018 incident, according to WKRN. Cobb is currently being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $60,000 …