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by Brinley Hineman // Staff writer People all over the world were shocked on Friday, Nov. 13, when France experienced the worst amount of violence the country has seen since World War II due to a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. “I got a load of messages on my phone and news reports saying that Paris …

Although she sat perched in a plush armchair inside the Student Union Building on a sprawling university campus, she was not a student, at least, not anymore. Dissatisfied with her classes and scheduling, she ceased her academic studies to pursue an education in something a little less orthodox. She decided to swap her textbooks for …

Across town, voters line up to cast their ballot at the county courthouse, locals schools and churches. However, Bud’s Tire Pro, the smallest voting precinct in Rutherford County, is experiencing a typical day of business. With no sign of voters in the store, owner Bud Mitchell is out cutting down a tree while his wife Kay Mitchell …

Nearly three years ago, a young prospective student toured campus and noticed more than the traditional stops at the freshman dorms or the Blue Horseshoe. Looking around, the young man noticed an evolving campus, one without the new student service center or the recently constructed science building. Now MTSU’s Attorney General, Caleb Gray, a 20-year-old political science major from Loudon, Tennessee, says the change …

When walking into Virginia Hemby’s office in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department of the Building and Aerospace Building, a welcoming woman in a matching business suit of pink and olive green will greet you. Her professional appearance is indisputable, but this has not always been the case. Hemby, the mastermind behind MTSU’s Raiders’ Closet program, …

The trill of a piano fills the air and the soft swish of ballet-slippered feet joins the gentle creak of floorboards. Lights hum from the high ceiling above in harmony with the heavy breaths of the dancers below. The air circulating the room is cool, but a light sheen of sweat glistens across the ballerinas’ …