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Photo by Emily Austin / Sidelines Archive In an effort to create a better quality environment for fitness, the MTSU Recreation Center has started off the spring semester with some recent improvements to their facilities including new equipment, classes and a fitness app. If you’re thinking of going to use the new features in the …

Photo Courtesy of MTSU’s SGA Story by Alexis Marshall/ Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association partnered with Tennessee Technological University this week to deliver supplies to the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfire. Dry conditions and high winds caused the fire to spread Monday night. Residents had to evacuate their homes. The fire destroyed …

The annual Little Raiders gift-giving campaign at MTSU is seeking Secret Santas for children and youth in need for the holiday season. According to a recent press release, “members of the campus community can ‘adopt’ a Little Raider by picking a numbered paper ornament hanging on three Christmas trees across campus.” The trees can be …

Photo by Emily Neal/ Staff Writer MTSU students and faculty filled the Student Union ballroom Thursday night to hear Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr., tell the story of his son’s death in Ferguson, Mo., from a father’s perspective. On Aug. 9, 2014, Brown said he had just gotten off from work and …

Photo courtesy of VANISH Films Story by Zachery Wright / Contributing Writer MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment hosted a viewing Wednesday evening of “Do Not Resist,” a new documentary from director Craig Atkinson about the militarization of police in the United States. “Do Not Resist” is a Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary, …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News and Media Relations MTSU employees pledged more than $121,000 to go towards nonprofit charities during the 2016 MTSU Employee Charitable Giving Campaign. According to a recent press release, the theme for the charity event this year was “Shine the Light on Giving.” The goal was $120,000, and the annual campaign began …