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Story by Ethan Pickering / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Photos by Ethan Pickering / Assistant Lifestyles Editor Middle Tennessee State University’s Textile and Merchandising department is hosting their big fashion show this week. The program will be entirely virtual this year, in contrast to previous years, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone involved in the …

Apparel designer Camiyah Mays is a senior in the Middle Tennessee State University fashion department whose designs will star in this spring’s Textile and Merchandising Fashion Show.  Growing up around her grandmother and great-grandmother, who were both seamstresses, Mays’ passion for fashion was organically cultivated in her younger, more formative years. Her grandmother– who still …

Story by John Cantor / Contributing Writer Photos by Toriana Williams / News Editor             On a frigid and gray Wednesday morning, a sparse crowd gathered for the grand opening of a new building on campus— “new” as in recently remodeled.  Amassed of roughly 30 people, the crowd included local media, various campus officials and …

Photo Courtesy of The New Daily Story by Ashley Barrientos/Contributing Writer “We are Gen-Z—born into tragedy and movements and protests,” said the director for March for Our Lives, a movement against gun violence in an Oct. 29, 2020 Washington Post article. According to the United States Elections Project, more than 92 million people have already …

Photos Courtesy of Breonna Bourque, Jonathan Salazar and Ashley Barrientos Story by Ashley Barrientos/Contributing Writer While several businesses are grappling with the economic repercussions of COVID-19, there is one industry that has benefitted from the pandemic: video games. A research report conducted by Simon-Kucher & Partners in early August found that COVID-19 lockdowns gave rise …

Illustration courtesy of Angele Latham Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor Howdy everyone, Lifestyles editor Brandon here. I am currently in a form of semi-quarantine with my family at a house in what feels like the middle of nowhere. There is a serious lack of reliable wi-fi, the house contains more stink bugs and wasps than …