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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (6-2-1) beat the Rice Owls (2-5) 3-2 on the road after another double overtime game Thursday. This game was another close one for the Blue Raider. However, in the first half, it was really slow, and the Owls were the first …

Photo courtesy of Ryman Auditorium Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer Tori Kelly has come out of hiding with the release of her new gospel album, ”Hiding Place.” Three years after the last release of her pop album “Unbreakable Smile,” Kelly switches it up and takes us to church with her amazing vocal range and …

Photo courtesy of Stereogum.com Story by Naffie Njie / Contributing Writer “Room 25” pulls no punches and dives headfirst into sexuality, blackness, womanhood and identity. It is unlike any album we have heard in 2018. After more than a year of anticipation – two years if you consider the exact moment her previous mixtape dropped – …

Photo courtesy of Wired Story by Isaac Arthur / Contributing Writer While “The Predator” does stay true to its sci-fi/action roots, its story is jumbled and its characters are dull. Director Shane Black has many impressive films under his belt. In the past, he has written action classics like “Lethal Weapon,” directed “Iron Man 3” …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival had another successful turnout, hosting thousands of concert-goers and festival attendees from near and far in Manchester, Tennessee, this past weekend. Located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, thousands flock to the small Tennessee town to camp on the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee women’s golf team finished in the fifth spot at the Conference USA Championship in Fort Myers, Florida this week. The Raiders played in their own division that included UTSA, UTEP, Old Dominion, North Texas, Southern Mississippi, WKU, FIU, Charlotte, Marshall, Florida Atlantic and UAB. …