Friday, January 21 2022

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331 days

Since Sidelines issued an open letter to state officials, including the Tennessee Historical Commission, to change the name of Forrest Hall.

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Girls Behind the Rock Show Celebrates Sixth Anniversary of Breaking Barriers in the Music Industry

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Netflix’s “Hellbound” Swiftly Tops Charts

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Tabletop Club Brings Students Together Weekly for Board Games

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Three MTSU Latinos Discuss How American Media Platforms Criminalize Latino Immigrants

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News

Story and photos by Ashley Barrientos Innumerable studies have confirmed that Latinos and immigrants— both documented and undocumented— have been heavily criminalized throughout different media platforms for generations. Research also suggests that by using language and coded images, different media outlets have indirectly contributed to the rhetoric against Latines and the immigrant community— specifically, Latino …

Story and photos by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes opened a second Murfreesboro location on the square on Friday.  The grand opening was on Friday, but the shop did a soft open on both Wednesday and Thursday. The coffee shop is just a three-minute drive from campus and has a …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer In recent years, there has been a rise in sex trafficking in Middle Tennessee. Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. A U.S. Department of State fact sheet from January defined sex trafficking as “the range of activities involved when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion …

Blue Raider Sports

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders (7-6, 5-4 C-USA) triumphed over the Toledo Rockets (7-6, 5-3 MAC) in Friday’s win in the Bahamas Bowl. The Blue Raiders offense ended the first quarter with a 14-play drive conducted by true freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato, resulting in a touchdown …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (5-6, 3-4 C-USA) dropped their final game at home to Old Dominion (5-6, 4-3 C-USA) on Saturday after their late-game effort was stopped short. Freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato started once again for the injured Chase Cunningham, with the Blue Raiders offense looking to capitalize …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders are a step away from their first bowl appearance since 2018, and on Saturday they could make that happen with a win over Old Dominion in its final home game. After the Monarch’s newfound success with QB Hayden Wolff with wins over Florida International (47-24) …

Lifestyles

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photo: GBTRS members at Bonnaroo in 2019 Shelby’s voice hitched in her throat as her eyes began to gimmer with tears.  As the six year anniversary of the creation of organization Girls Behind the Rock Show passed this week, the organization’s founder and executive director reflected on how …

Story by Colby Turner | Contributing Writer Photo Courtesy of Netflix Netflix dropped the six-episode dark Korean drama “Hellbound” on November 19, and since then it has topped numerous charts in countries all over the world. “Hellbound,” rightfully named, was directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who also directed the wildly famous “Train to Busan” featuring actor …

Story by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer Photos by Drew Oneill | Contributing Photographer Every Friday this fall semester, the Tabletop Club has gathered in the Student Union to play games together. The group meets to plays games like Magic: The Gathering, Flesh and Blood, and Wingspan, or any other card games and board games …

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