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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. …

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 …