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Murfreesboro Police were called to the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning at the 2000 block of Olympia Place in Murfreesboro, according to an official press release. Police responded at 4:12 a.m. after a resident inside was awakened by a noise in his home, according to the statement. After getting out of bed to …

Photo courtesy of Red Bull on-site Go-Pro High-performance race cars, rushing down the track with unthinkable power. Motorcycle races, with drivers testing fate by taking turns with such ferocity that they are mere inches from lying parallel to the ground. Fighter jets screaming through the air, with nothing that can hold them down and nothing …

Photo and Story by Tina Higgins / Contributing Writer Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, one of the oldest sororities on MTSU’s campus, wrapped up National Women’s History Month by hosting their first ever Pink Table Talk: Women’s Empowerment event at the James Union Building on Saturday. The event was created to have a casual discussion …

Photo and story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Saturday marked the end of the Women and Gender Studies Program’s 13th biennial interdisciplinary conference, titled “Creating Global Change.” A student showcase kicked off the conference on Wednesday, followed by keynote speaker and creative writer Daisy Hernandez on Thursday. All included topics, papers and performances that …

Illustration by DeAnna Black / Staff Designer  March is Women’s History Month, and with that comes complicated conversations about the glass ceiling and women in male-dominated fields. But what also comes from this month is celebrating remarkable women in history, culture and local communities. According to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research at …

Photos and Story by Seth Whitehead / Contributing Writer In a surprising twist on an academic competition, MTSU students spent Wednesday afternoon designing, folding and throwing paper airplanes while competing in the Red Bull Paper Wings competition at the Murfreesboro Airport on Memorial Boulevard. “It’s a global event,” said Caroline Foster, the collegiate marketing specialist …