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Photos and Captions by Georgia Smith | Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University Photo Society gathered to celebrate the spooky season with a Halloween photo shoot on Oct. 26. Student photographers were able to capture pictures at the McFarland building; experimenting with lights and fun props. With Halloween hits on the radio, creative juices flowing …

Story and Photos by Lauren Harwood | Contributing Writer Walking through the halls of historic buildings like Rutledge Hall, the James E. Walker Library or the Wiser-Patten Science Hall – you can almost feel a presence. There’s a certain wind in the air that, when it hits you, compels you to imagine Middle Tennessee State University as …

Story and Photo by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer Leslie Haines, a Visual Communications professor at Middle Tennessee State University, says she was in the best shape of her life when she found out about her diagnosis of nearly Stage 3 breast cancer.  It was like any other ordinary night in 2015, when Haines rolled …

Story and Photos by DeAngelo Conley | Contributing Writer In Murfreesboro, you will find all types of stores, restaurants and more, but in the square of Murfreesboro there is a store that transcends time to give you an authentic feel of what it means to grow up before the 2000s.   “Drip purple Vintage” is a …

Story by Destiny Mizell | Assistant Lifestyles Editor Photos by Lauren Harwood | Photographer Every day during lunch hour, hundreds of hungry students pile into the Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Union Building. To add some entertainment to what is the typically dreaded Monday, MTSU’s Student Programming & Raider Entertainment office, SPARE, has decided to host …

Story by Georgia Smith | Contributing Writer At the age of 7, Amanda Stine began working her first carnival game. By then she was already immersed in carnie life because her parents ran carnivals, traveling across the country each year. She followed in their footsteps.  “I had so many family members in this business, and …