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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 / Core Writer The continuing student artist series “Music Mondays” swung into the new week this past Monday with the sweet songs of Match Records artist Chase Cimala. Cimala, currently a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from the small town of Somerset, Kentucky. Chase Cimala (left) …

Story and photos by Ethan Pickering – Assistant Editor The Baldwin Photographic Gallery is hosting “An Eye for Justice” photo gallery on the second floor of the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building from February 4 to April 15, 2021. The exhibit features two separate photo galleries by the same photographer, Morrie Camhi. Camhi was born …

Story by Kaitlyn Olsteen Being the principal of a Christian school already had its challenges, but COVID-19 made everything much harder. Elizabeth Vanover is the principal of Gate City Christian school, located in Virginia. She has been in education for about twenty years and has a love for empowering her students. Vanover is constantly worried …

Story by Kelly Fletcher Amanda Jones-Fernandez recalled telling her daughter she couldn’t go to the grocery store with her like she usually does in early March of 2020. The then-mysterious COVID-19 virus was just beginning to take its hold on the country. Her daughter Mary Charles has an autoimmune illness, so when Jones-Fernandez bumped into …