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Photo courtesy of Ajay Suresh / Flickr  Story by Kara Aguilar / Contributing Writer  The Children’s Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently wrapped up the 8th annual 19 Days of Activism, an annual November event to raise awareness of violence against children. This year, the Day of Activism ran from Nov. 1 to Nov. …

Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University participated in a Drug Take Back Day on Thursday, allowing local residents and students to safely dispose of any of their old prescription medication. The event was sponsored by Rutherford County’s Drug Enforcement Administration and hosted by MTSU Health Promotions and the MTSU …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Eric Eyre, the 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and a recent speaker in MTSU’s ongoing Pulitzer Prize lecture series, has been praised for his investigative work in uncovering the thousands of opioids shipped to small-town, mom-and-pop pharmacies and “pill mills” in West Virginia. …

Photo by Connor Burnard / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Story by Anthony Merriweather / Contributing Writer  Students and faculty gathered in the Student Union Building Thursday as a part of MTSU’s Pulitzer Prize Lecture series to gain insight into journalist Eric Eyre’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting on the opioid crisis, alongside West Virginia attorney Patrick McGinley. …