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News from MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County


Story by Elizabeth Juengling/Contributing Writer MTSU students and professors were thrown a curveball when President Sidney A. McPhee and the on-campus management team determined that students would complete the remainder of the semester online due to the global pandemic of COVID-19.  Luckily, there is a plethora of free resources online to help students get through …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing writer As COVID-19 continues to spread in the state of Tennessee as well as Rutherford County, Murfreesboro Mayor declared a local State of Emergency Saturday that will be effective starting Monday. Mayor Shane McFarland issued the order to gain access to special emergency power from the Tennessee state government. …

Photo courtesy of St. Louis County Library Story by Felicia Parks/Contributing Writer A month dedicated to celebrating women is facing a new reality as Middle Tennessee State University tells faculty and students to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the middle of a month full of events for and supporting women on MTSU’s campus, …

Illustrations by Angele Latham Amidst all of the chaos, misinformation, and the general upheavery surrounding COVID-19, it’s hard to tell what the truth is and what is not. And yeah, there’s a lot going on. Most of us can confidently say that we have never been through a pandemic before—much less one that is threatening …

MTSU Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Track, Softball, Tennis and Golf

Blue Raider Sports

Football: MTSU players sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

Men’s Basketball: Blue Raiders add two key transfers to 2020-21 roster

A socially distant fan finds a way: How the Internet became a sports junkie’s best friend

Held Serve: How MTSU men’s tennis is dealing with COVID-19

Music, Arts, Culture


Brendan Benson plays the guitar on stage.

Story by Danielle Findley Photos courtesy of Third Man Records Brendan Benson released a new album on April 24, 2020 titled Dear Life. Dear Life was a surprise, considering Benson has not produced a new LP in seven years. Benson’s outlook on his new album heralds his Good to be Alive single, which was a …

Story by Alyssa Poston Photo courtesy of Facebook With a constant smile and an acoustic guitar in hand, Briston Maroney held an hour-long live stream on Tuesday, April 14, where he was able to interact with his fans worldwide. Maroney is a songwriter, guitarist and Knoxville, Tennessee native that gained popularity after auditioning for American …

Illustrations by Tara Flores National Women’s History Month—a time for all of us to come together to celebrate the bold, brave and downright stunning achievements made by women throughout history, despite all efforts made to suppress them— was established by Congress in 1987 and has been a notable annual event ever since. This year, however, …