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Freshmen Kenneth Carpenetti, left, Bria Kilcrease, center, and Cat Hoy, right, pose as they discuss their first impressions of MTSU. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

We asked ten freshman students to give us their first impressions of life here at MTSU. Here are their responses:

The album artwork for Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt’s debut studio album, Doris, is a 44-minute display of technical ability, personal reflection and eerie production. It’s been three years since Earl’s debut mixtape Earl captivated the hip-hop scene with its blend of shock value and tongue twisting flows. Over this period, Earl’s life has …

Robin Thicke, left, gets twerked on by Miley Cyrus, right, during a performance of "Blurred Lines" the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 25, 2013. (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was an event filled with over the top performances, surprising appearances, triumphant returns and, of course, music. This year’s ceremony boasted a solid set of performers including: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & …

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee gives welcoming remarks during the 2013 MTSU Convocation ceremony held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Murphy Center. (MTSU / J. Intintoli)

Faculty and student leaders joined together Sunday to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students during the university’s 103 convocation in the Murphy Athletic Center. “Today is the day you become one of us,” said Debra Sells when she welcomed the new student body. She is currently the  vice president of Student Affairs. University president Sidney …

Hawaiian-native Jack Johnson will headline for Mumford & Sons Saturday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival after it was announced the band’s bassist had to have a blood clot removed from his brain. “I got this phone call basically asking if I could fill in, and we haven’t played a set in a year,” …

By Meredith Galyon | Contributing Writer Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves recently released her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, after she sprang up the charts with her hit single “Merry Go Round.” The 24-year-old Texas native emerged onto the country scene after becoming a top 10 finalist on season five of “Nashville Star.” She has …