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Photo courtesy of Belmont University Latest update (10:05 p.m.): The below statement regarding Joseph Morgan’s lecture was released by MTSU on Saturday: “Professor Joseph Morgan was invited to present a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Belmont University based on his published research on the use of popular music during the 2016 presidential campaign. In light of …

Photo and Story by Emily Blalock/ Contributing Writer Eric Klumpe, a professor in the MTSU Physics and Astronomy Department, provided a lecture for students and community members about exploring white dwarf stars during his presentation on Friday night in the Wiser-Patten Science Hall. His lecture, entitled “Looking Inside White Dwarfs,” was part of the department’s …

Photo and Story by Seth Whitehead / Contributing Writer MTSU honored its veterans during Wednesday night’s basketball game against the University of Alabama at Murphy Center by hosting soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, contracting new ROTC recruits and admitting veterans free. “Tonight, we had the 101st from Fort Campbell, who gratefully came out and …

Photos by Benjamin Henkle / MTSU Sidelines , Enrique Geronimo / MTSU Sidelines and Christina Higgins / MTSU Sidelines Story by Benjamin Henkle / Contributing Writer and Christina Higgins/ Contributing Writer As the fourth annual MTSU Hack-MT came to a grand finale on Sunday, the sleep-deprived inventors took pride in their accomplishments. The event began on Friday …

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr Last week, a controversial report from BuzzFeed News sparked and renewed talks of impeachment for sitting President Donald Trump. The report alleged that Trump had instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress regarding negotiations to build a tower in Moscow. The article attributed knowledge of …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a high stakes domestic situation on Thursday when a call was placed about a man making threats with a loaded gun at the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard. Police arrived on the scene around 3:45 p.m., where officers made contact with the suspect’s father. He informed them that …