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Photo by Emily Neal / Staff Writer Students from across Tennessee voted on Tuesday in the first ever statewide mock presidential election. Results showed Donald J. Trump as the winner with over 50 percent of students casting their vote for the republican candidate. According to the mock election results on the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website, the …

Photo by Samantha Hearn / Sidelines Archive This week is the last chance for students to register to vote in the 2016 presidential election on campus. Tennessee’s state registration cut-off date is Oct. 11, but due to conflict with MTSU’s Fall Break, campus registration will end on Friday. Students can register on campus between 9 a.m and …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor and  Brinley Hineman /  Co-News Editor Nashville became the first city in Tennessee to lessen the penalty for small amounts of marijuana Tuesday night. The Metro Council approved a bill that allows officers to fine someone $50 with community service if they are in …

Story by Ashley Coker / Contributing Writer | Photo courtesy of Flickr  Voters across the United States are preparing to elect a new president, and every candidate is rallying for the youth vote. Millennials have caught up to baby boomers as the largest generation of eligible voters, according to a Pew Research Center study released …

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

The Rutherford County Commission unanimously approved a resolution asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign Thursday night. Arnold along with his uncle, John Vanderveer, and Joe Russell, the Sheriff’s Office chief of accounting and administration, face a 14-count federal indictment alleging that the three illegally profited off inmates through the sale of electron cigarette through a …

This article was published in cooperation with the Seigenthaler News Service. Tennessee would become the first state in the nation to make the Bible its official state book if Gov. Bill Haslam signs legislation recently passed by the General Assembly. Haslam has raised questions, as has Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, about the constitutionality of such …