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Photo of “Coupled” by Michael Baggarly, provided by Michael Baggarly “Just head towards the loud music.” That’s how associate art professor Michael Baggarly tells people to find him in Todd Hall’s enormous sculpture studio. Alone in the shop lined with large work tables, tools, heavy machinery and unfinished pieces of art, Baggarly sits at a …

Lori Kissinger Very Special Arts

Photo submitted by Lori Kissinger A young man with severe autism can barely speak in conversation, yet he takes the stage confidently to sing along with Josh Turner at the Grand Ole Opry. A dance group comprised of students with Down syndrome performs at an MTSU football game. Mentally disabled students teach their peers with …

Secret Santa is an anonymous gift exchange between members of a group or organization that’s popular among many different age groups. “The coolest thing about Secret Santa to me is just the surprise aspect and the fact that the giver knows who their giving to, but you don’t know who you’re going to receive from,” …

Story by Simone Collins // Contributor It’s that time of the year again as Murfreesboro gears up for its sixth annual Borodash set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at 8 a.m. The four-mile fundraising run will take place through the historic streets of downtown Murfreesboro. Runners, walkers and their families will see real-time results on their cell phones and finish line video. …

Story by Eryka Hammonds // Contributor The holidays seem to come quicker and quicker each year. But while Thanksgiving is fast approaching, are people anticipating the day after it even more? For some, like Middle Tennessee State University student Porsha Greene, Black Friday takes away from a day meant to be with family. “I just …

Story by Holden Phillips // Contributor This Thanksgiving, families all across the nation will sit down to give thanks and to enjoy a meal with turkey as the centerpiece. During this time of the year stores stock up on turkeys, children make arts and crafts of the bird in school and the president even pardons …