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Story by Andrew Wigdor, Editor-in-Chief Photo courtesy of Joshua Rigsby For almost two decades, the SpringOut! Pride Week has been held on MTSU’s campus, and, since its inception, it has continued to become larger and more inclusive for students. The week of events, organized by MT Lambda, MTSU’s all-inclusive LGBT+ organization, began on Monday, wrapped …

Photo and video courtesy of Andrew Oppmann / MTSU MTSU students received behind-the-scenes instruction Sunday morning at rehearsals before the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Students arrived in Sin City Friday to celebrate the achievements of several alumni, all of which are nominees in tonight’s ceremony, and to garner hands-on training …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News  MTSU rolled out the blue carpet to welcome Gov. Bill Lee to celebrate MTSU’s ready-to-work programs and the partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center. Also in attendance were MTSU Board of Trustees members, community members, local politicians and a group of MTSU mechatronics …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street and recommended three new master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences and public health. Near the start of the meeting, the board took public comment from Scott and Michelle …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer The Religious Studies Association and the Muslim Students Association co-hosted a screening of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s “Redneck Muslim” documentary in the Paul W. Martin Honors Building Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The short film was followed by a Q&A session with Imam Shane Atkinson, the subject …

Photo courtesy of TAC In a culture saturated by stories of superheroes and vigilantes saving the world from evil government officials and shady corporations, a small group of Tennesseans have taken the stories to the real world – albeit in a much more legal way, and with considerably less acrobatics. Meet the Tennesseans Against Corruption, …