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Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer “Who are the most fearful people? (Those) with passports, or without?” These pointed words – met with a round of applause – came from none other than Rick Steves, an award-winning travel author, activist and television host as he spoke at the MTSU Student Union Ballroom …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Associated Press  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family attorney says Marvel giant Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at age 95.

Photos by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines   Nashville’s Kefauver Federal Building was the scene of a small but fervent protest Thursday night, as demonstrators gathered to publicly oppose what they believed to be President Donald Trump’s recent obstruction in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The protest was one of hundreds organized nationwide by the …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer On Wednesday, residents of Lyon Hall, a residence hall on MTSU’s campus, received an alert regarding a disturbing threat from an unknown source. A hallway bulletin board on the third floor of the building, originally displaying the simple phrase “Before I graduate…” …

Photo by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines  With the unofficial vote count in from Tuesday’s midterm elections, Rutherford County Election Commission data shows that 99,602 people voted in Rutherford County, which is an approximate 20 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election total voter turnout. In 2014, there were only 57,631 votes cast in the …

Photos by staff Story by Anthony Merriweather / Mutlimedia Editor, Hayden Goodridge / Reporter and Janecia Gales / Contributing Writer and Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief  Tuesday’s midterm elections ended with two major Republican wins in Senate and gubernatorial races. Marsha Blackburn, who represents Tennessee’s 7th Congressional district, won the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, defeating …