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Story and photos by:  Ethan Pickering / Assistant Lifestyles Editor  Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor The air bubbled with anticipation as designers hurriedly made final touches on their finished products. Models strutted backstage, clomping around in high heels and donning colorful fabrics and patterns. TV crew members flipped switches, fiddled with notches, and talked hurriedly …

Middle Tennessee State University held its 20th Annual Student Film Festival last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Keathley University Center.  Of the 25 films submitted to the festival, only eight won official awards at the ceremony last Thursday.  From the giddy and comical humor in “Orange Juice,” directed by James Roberson, to the dark and …

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 Peyton Tranas / Core Writer Photos by Pitchfork From Disney Channel star to mega-pop sensation, Demi Lovato has gone through more than the average young star. Having openly dealt with addiction for years, Lovato is ready to finally come completely clean and tell her story.  Lovato has premiered a four episode documentary on …

Story by Kaitlyn Lankford and Chris Moreland Early in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 hit that made Eddie Murphy a star, Middle Tennessee State University is mentioned twice, and its name is seen on a digital billboard outside of Madison Square Garden. How did this happen? A good guess would be that …