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Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer Visiting professor Rhiannon Graybill gave a lecture, entitled “Fuzzy, Messy, Icky: The Edges of Consent in Biblical Narratives and Rape Culture,” in the Student Union Parliamentary Room on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the …

Photo courtesy of Youtube MTSU Signature Events has announced that the American rock band Young the Giant with Phoebe Ryan will be the headline act for the highly anticipated 2019 Spring Concert. The announcement came Thursday afternoon as students gathered to enjoy free snacks, waited for the reveal and theorized on who would be announced. …

Photo and Story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer  As part of National Women’s History Month, students and community members attended a screening of “RBG,” a documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom. There was a screening at 2 p.m., as well as …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines A bill that would establish polling places on institutions of higher education in Tennessee has been introduced in the General Assembly, with multiple MTSU representatives playing key roles in the formation of the proposal. London Lamar, the youngest female representative in Tennessee, has introduced HB0554, which would require …

Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer  Visitors and vendors gathered at MTSU’s Livestock Center for the Heart of Tennessee Aviculture Society Exotic Bird and Pet Expo Saturday and Sunday. The semi-annual event, hosted by the Heart of Tennessee Aviculture Society, featured exotic birds and other animals for sale from both in-state and …

Just one day after labeling Kenneth Roy McIntyre “Murfreesboro’s Most Wanted Suspect,” Murfreesboro Police captured the registered sex offender Friday. McIntyre, 73, was arrested on the downtown square for failing to list his residency for three consecutive months. Murfreesboro Police had received a tip that McIntyre had been spotted in the area of Medical Center …