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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 …

By Jonathon Austin and Zach Chadwick Contributing writers Flight students across the country are grappling with new federal regulations that strikingly increase the minimum number of flight hours required to earn a license to fly commercial aircraft. Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students, however, will largely not be affected due to changes in curriculum, according …

By Meagan White Staff writer Students hear many things as they make their way across campus, but “Spring out! Drag out! Come to the Drag Show tonight!” are words that echo above the crowd. Freshman Michael Raymond, public relations officer for MT Lambda, handed out flyers about the organization’s events for the evening. “This is …

By Daniel Jansouzian Assistant News Editor Most people watch the news and feel sympathy for those impacted by war, famine and genocide, but rarely volunteer to change the situation. But when one MTSU student returned home from his study abroad trip in Toronto and saw on the news hundreds of children affected by chemical warfare …

By Melinda Lorge Contributing writer The suburban life, neighborhood gossip and 1960s family structure of the American Movie Classics’ television drama “Mad Men” were familiar to Jane Marcellus’ childhood. These familiarities led the journalism professor to feel a connection to the program that was later expressed in co-writing the nonfiction book“Mad Men and Working Women.” …