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Photo by David Taylor // Staff Photographer Speaking from experience, transferring to a new school can be one of the most difficult transitions a student can make. I myself had to switch schools twice: once after my freshman year of high school, and the other this past fall when I transferred from Pellissippi State Community College to …

Israel is a place constantly in news headlines and controversial conversations. It is also a place of complicated politics and misconceptions. War, sectarianism and terrorism have put Israel in household conversations across the world, however, that’s not the whole story. On July 11, a group of MTSU students boarded a plane in Philadelphia en route to Tel Aviv …

On Wednesday, the MTSU faculty announced a series of female-only self defense classes to be offered in the fall. The classes will be sponsored by R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) and offered to all female MTSU faculty, students, staff and the general public. To preface my opinion, let me first say that I’m sure the school …

The current discussion on changing the name of Forrest Hall and the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag are both crucial ones to be had. However, the arguments are primarily centered around the question, “is it right or wrong,” when we need to be asking about the rights of the people and organizations donning these flags/titles. To …

If you are a student and seek counseling or health services through your university, your medical records may not be protected by typical medical-privacy laws. Students enrolled in post-secondary educational institutions should make sure they understand the basics of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as the …

By Joseph Stokes and Christof Fehrman When we learned that Alberto Gonzales would be speaking to MTSU students on how to have a successful legal career, we were disgusted.  The former U.S. Attorney General (and previously legal counsel to President George W. Bush) not only set up the legal framework and justification for the torture …