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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 …

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. …