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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 …

Photo Courtesy of Eharmony Story by Sam War/Contributing Writer Dating is a word many people love to hate, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day. We date to find love even as we’re skeptical of the outcome. We date because we are hopeful. When the topic arises, people often cringe or shudder and that’s when …

Photo Courtesy of The Verge Story by Aliciah Davis, William Davis, Ryan Franco, Melissa Harwell, Chloe Hubbard, Bonnie Hyer, Chasmine Jones, Dariel Mayfield, Naffie Njie, Hallie Riddle, Jay Stubblebine, Jazzlyn Swerdlick and Toriana Williams Everyone get your rubber ducky. It’s time to celebrate with Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and, of course, Big …

Story and Photos by Enrique Geronimo/Contributing Writer “Murfreesboro is great, but it’s not the end all be all,” Jason said. “It’s really about creating your own opportunities,” said his brother, Ben. Jason and Ben Prokop are 20-year-old identical twin brothers from Houston who started singing at the age of three. While Houston’s music scene is …

Photos and Story by Reana Gibson/Contributing writer Every Wednesday, recording for the new podcast “InsideMT” takes place at MTSU. “InsideMT” is a student-run, Sandbox-produced (MTSU’s creative collaborative) podcast that focuses on what it’s like as an MTSU student. Casey Bowker, a freshman in the College of Media and Entertainment, came up with the idea the …