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Freshmen Kenneth Carpenetti, left, Bria Kilcrease, center, and Cat Hoy, right, pose as they discuss their first impressions of MTSU. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

We asked ten freshman students to give us their first impressions of life here at MTSU. Here are their responses:

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee gives welcoming remarks during the 2013 MTSU Convocation ceremony held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Murphy Center. (MTSU / J. Intintoli)

Faculty and student leaders joined together Sunday to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students during the university’s 103 convocation in the Murphy Athletic Center. “Today is the day you become one of us,” said Debra Sells when she welcomed the new student body. She is currently the  vice president of Student Affairs. University president Sidney …

Salvation Army

By Nick Carey // Contributing Writer Persisting economic struggles this holiday season have placed a greater emphasis on the work of local organizations dedicated to easing the worst effects of poverty. The Rutherford County Salvation Army, Room at the Inn Day Shelter and the MTSU Food Pantry make up just a few. According to a U.S. …

MTSU 1982 NCAA Tournament

Story by Don Harris // Staff Writer | Photo by Jack Ross // Staff Photographer NASHVILLE — “Maybe we were looked at as a sacrificial lamb,” Blue Raider head coach Stan “Ramrod” Simpson said of Middle Tennessee. “That lamb turned into a raging bull tonight.” The raging bull—Middle Tennessee State University’s Blue Raiders—snarled, snorted and …