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Photo by Joi Williams / Contributing Writer  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4) are scheduled to play host to the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners (1-7) in the first conference game of the year on Sunday at 2 p.m. MTSU comes in red-hot, riding a three-game winning streak. On the other hand, UTSA …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame welcomed MTSU professor Leon Alligood to the Class of 2017  Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro for his contributions to the field of journalism. He was among four honored in the induction ceremony. Alligood is a …

Photo courtesy of Kenny Chesney  This past week, Kenny Chesney offered MTSU and Belmont students a music video contest with a $5,000 scholarship. The contest, open to any student currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University or Belmont University, will be an opportunity for many students’ creative vision to shine. When Chesney decided to do …

Photo courtesy of Fox News  MTSU closed its Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location in the Student Union Building last Friday. Dippers Chicken will replace the popular food chain and is expected to open May 18. Like Popeyes, Dippers will accept FlexBucks and offer Meal Equivalency during lunch and dinner meal periods. Some students expressed mixed emotions about the …

Photo and Story by Jarron Parker / Contributing Writer MTSU is one step closer to providing the first Africana Studies major in the Middle Tennessee region. African American Studies is currently only a minor program at MTSU, but Thomas Bynum, the director of the program, has been working since 2013 to make it a major. …

Video by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, he has removed the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and approved construction for the Keystone Pipeline. But one of his first orders of business was to begin the process of dissolving the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” After being …