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Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Tennessee and Murfreesboro data shows that the state has a serious dilemma when it comes to elections: Young adults aren’t voting. According to data collected by bipartisan Tennessee voting study Project Register, one million Tennesseans who are 18 or older are not registered to vote, and 60 percent …

Photo and story by Anh Le / Contributing Writer Langston Wilkins gave a speech about “slab car culture” in Houston, Texas, and his chapter in a new book, “Black Lives Matter and Music,” at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday, Oct. 29. Wilkins is currently working at the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville. A native …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Murfreesboro Police have made an arrest in the suspicious package incident that caused the I-24 West ramp off of South Church Street to be closed off Tuesday morning. According to a MPD press release, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at 2029 South Church …

Photo and video by Christina Higgins / MTSU Sidelines Story by Christina Higgins / Contributing Writer  Tennessee Highway Patrol officers found a suspicious package inside a truck on the I-24 West ramp off of South Church Street Tuesday morning. At around 4:30 a.m., a post was made on the Murfreesboro Police Department Facebook page, saying …

Photo courtesy of Don Cusic Story by Maraya Richards / Contributing Writer MTSU alumnus and former professor Don Cusic’s new book, “Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline,” has just been released in October 2018. Cusic, 69, was born in Leonardtown, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, where his love for …

Photo and story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and MTSU’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority lined up a week full of events to spread awareness for the issue. According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 40 percent of women and 32.5 percent of men in Tennessee experience physical violence …