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Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Stage director Will Perkins wants you to forget everything you think you know about opera. “It’s not just people in powder wigs on stage making big sounds … There is beauty, politics, love, hate and things that really are going on in the world around us …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Story by Collin Lombardo / Contributing Writer  Collin Lombardo is an MTSU student in his fourth year as a Public Relations major, with a minor in Recording Industry Management. Lombardo signed up on the MTSU Blue Raider Autonmous Driving project website to be a student passenger in MTSU’s new self-driving Tesla …

Story by Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Chad Day and Julie Pace / Associated Press The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice but did not …

Photos and story by Tina Higgins / Contributing Writer The sixth annual MTSU Relay for Life event commenced on Friday at the MTSU Campus Recreation Center. Relay for Life is a cancer walk used to show support and raise money for those who have been affected by cancer. All of the funds raised by the …

Photos and story by Alaina Staggs/ Contributing Writer Members of the Middle Tennessee State University’s Block and Bridle chapter held a National Agriculture Day celebration on the lawn of the Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center on Thursday in honor of the holiday. The holiday is formally acknowledged annually across the United States on March 14, …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer Internationally-recognized forensic scientist Paulette Sutton gave a lecture, titled “Murder in the Mountains… Or Was it Really Suicide?”, to students and community members Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The lecture, hosted by the Forensic Institute for Research and Education, better known …