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Story by Cassie Sistoso, News Assistant Editor Photo courtesy of Rachel Cunningham It is a snowy Tuesday afternoon when I meet with Rachel Cunnigham, sole owner and tattoo artist of True Eden Studio. As we sip our respective mugs of coffee, Cunningham describes her journey into the tattoo industry with such passion and belonging that …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Talented students at Middle Tennessee State University showed off their culture and abilities at the Rep Your Roots talent show on Sept. 16, 2021. Located outside the Student Union, students had a fun-filled evening watching the acts.   Chris Rochelle, an agent for the Veteran Center at MTSU, was helping work …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Elise Carter | Contributing Photographer Wednesday, September 8 marks the first of a new monthly tradition: Mental Health Wednesdays. Students get to hang out and pet some adorable therapy animals. The pets were on Main Street in the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.  The four dogs were: Roger, Zoey, Judy, …

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 …