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Black History Month


MTSU’s Black History Month Committee started off the month with free cake and information on upcoming events that will be held throughout the rest of February today in the Student Union. “The cake cutting kicks it off. It lets people become aware that this month is Black History month and it brings us students together …

Photos by Nathaniel Thompson / Contributing Photographer  Story by Shorin Estell / Contributing Writer To be black and queer at a predominantly white institution, or PWI, is to feel like a violin in a marching band. To be black and queer at a PWI is to feel like a Dallas Cowboys fan sitting front row …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor | Managing Editor Stephen A. Smith, a sports journalist, radio host and TV personality, traveled to Murfreesboro for the first time to deliver the Black History Month keynote to nearly 800 people in MTSU’s Student Ballroom Wednesday night. Smith and Skip Bayless (Dallas Times Herald) go toe-to-toe daily on ESPN2, …

By Maya Scruggs // Contributing Writer | Photo by Anna Wolf // Flickr MTSU held the “Erasing the Stains of Colorism” discussion in the Student Union Building Tuesday night as part of their annual Black History Month celebration. Joshua Jackson, a junior majoring in theatre at MTSU, performed a one-man skit in which he played a …

When love crosses borders meeting

By Maya Scruggs // Contributing Writer | Photo courtesy of Destinee Boyd Students gathered in the Media and Entertianment Building on Tuesday to have a panel discussion centered around interracial dating called “When Love Crosses Borders.” Leading the discussion were MTSU NAACP President Destinee Boyd, NAACP members Alexandria Davis, Eliza Ford and Malik Lennon and GOP member Tia Beasley, …

Straight Outta Compton

By Kali Hammon // Contributing Writer Correction: Selma will be shown in the Student Union Building at the Student Union Theater. The midnight showing of Friday will require an MTSU student ID, and patrons are allowed to bring one guest. To celebrate Black History Month, several movies will be shown on MTSU’s campus at varying times and locations. …