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Photos courtesy of Grant Lepping The College of Media and Entertainment is consistently buzzing with people of all backgrounds but harbors many musically-inclined students due to the various recording industry programs MTSU offers. Grant Lepping, a Louisville native, is one of those musically-inclined students that uses his interests and expertise to dirty his hands in …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / MTSU Sidelines Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo *repeat repeat has had a busy summer. From playing Bonnaroo back in June to buying a farmhouse outside the city for themselves and their 11 animals, the surf-rock group has had a lot on its plate. Most recently that included a set at Birmingham’s fourth …

Story and photo by Jessica Knoble / Contributing Writer Just as temperatures drop and leaves change color, families are scouting the best places to partake in fall festivities, and family-run Batey Farms of Murfreesboro might be just what they’re looking for. This weekend Batey farms kicked off a long list of upcoming festivities and events. …

Elvis Karegeya sits outside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts building on MTSU's campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. (MTSU Sidelines/ Olivia Ladd)

Photo by Olivia Ladd / Lifestyles Editor Story by Helen Wilds / Contributing writer Moving is a hassle. Possessions are packed into bulging boxes, which are then loaded onto trailers full of other bulging boxes, each one labeled with its content. Plastic totes are filled to the brim. Backs ache at the strain. Yes, moving …

Morgan Massengill working on The Bobby Bones Show in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo by Payton Comerford/ Contributing photographer By Payton Comerford/ Contributing writer Country radio super star Bobby Bones yells out to his catch-all producer frantically, “Do you have the equipment?” With zero hesitation and complete confidence, show producer Morgan Massengill holds up a helium-filled balloon she bought late the night before. Now that he knows everything’s …

Photos by Michael Patton It’s being talked about in popular spots on campus. It’s a subject of whispered conversations in quiet buildings. Chances are, you’ve already heard the name of this little group that could: Sandbox. “If people ask me what it is, I call it a collaborative collective,” said Alvin Knox, English faculty member and a project coordinator for this up-and-coming …