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Photo courtesy of MTSU News Story by Rayyan Ahmed / Contributing Writer MTSU will be making noise again at the upcoming 61st annual Grammy Awards, this time with seven university-connected people contributing to rap, Americana, country and gospel projects. This group includes a recent graduate who was still a student when nominated as a part …

Members of the Cason Trailhead community attended an informal meeting regarding an attempt to rezone property in their area Tuesday evening at Cason Lane Academy. The meeting was to inform the community of the possibility of the rezoning and also hear their concerns about the project. Before the meeting started, however, neighbors were discussing their …

A shooting and car crash in Murfreesboro Wednesday night sent one man to the hospital, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Central Valley Road. The victim was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries and then taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. The Tennessee Highway Patrol are …

Photo courtesy of Andy Heidt / MTSU News A landmark partnership was formed Monday when officials from Middle Tennessee State University and China’s Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine met in the President’s Conference Room at the Cope Administration Center. The meeting, which was headed by MTSU Provost Mark Byrnes and Guangxi representative Jiagang Deng, culminated …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Jonathan Mattise / Associated Press Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he won’t seek re-election in 2020. Alexander said in a news release Monday that he’s deeply grateful for being elected to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else in Tennessee. But …

Photo courtesy of Tumblr Story by Kara Aguilar/ Contributing Writer Tumblr’s decision to permanently ban adult content sparked outrage among loyal users that view the popular microblogging site as a safe haven for marginalized groups to explore and express their sexuality. Effective Dec. 17, Tumblr will no longer allow adult content comprised of “photos, videos, …