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Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photos courtesy of MT Lambda Instagram page The small crowd gathered in the glow of the pink, blue and white lights in front of the Student Union building, huddling together to keep from the bite of the late-November cold.  As the somber quiet began to settle, Dr. Marisa …

Story and Photos by Colby Turner | Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Japan Club hosted a Thanksgiving potluck last Friday where members in attendance were encouraged to bring food from any culture they wished. MTSU’s Japan Club, which has been operating for nearly three years, is a club dedicated to the celebration and appreciation …

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photo courtesy of Variety.com Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s latest project, Silk Sonic, released their debut album on Friday, Nov. 12 after months of anticipation.  Entitled “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” the album draws on early ‘60s and ‘70s R&B and enlists funk icon and Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins to …

Story by Elise Sandlin, Contributing Writer Photo by Bill Lickman, Photographer Every autumn, deciduous trees shed their leaves to prepare for winter, but the biological process behind the pretty change of colors is more complicated than you think. It’s a chemical process that begins as trees sense a change in the seasons. During the warm …

Story by Michael Cremin | Contributing Writer Photos by Toto Sripunvoraskul | Contributing Photographer Every Monday, MT SPARE hosts a live concert in the KUC Theater. This Monday was the last Music Monday of the semester and featured the psych-rock, seven member, student collaboration named Wet Flag.  As Wet Flag walked out, I started to …

Story and photos by Colby Turner | Contributing Writer It has officially been about two weeks since Nintendo released the game-changing update and downloadable content for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” which has many people flocking to their Switch consoles.  The big update brings many new and returning game features to fix some existing problems and …