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Story by Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor Olivia Looper was already accustomed to facing adversity every day before COVID-19; she’s a woman in America, a mother of two and a teacher at Smyrna High School. But 13 months since the pandemic was first identified on U.S. soil, her identities have intersected beyond what she was …

On Tuesday, two students of Middle Tennessee State University were charged and arrested for a variety of crimes. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, “Rutherford County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Mohamed Gure, [22], with one count of Theft over $60,000, one count of Theft over $10,000, 30 counts of Forgery, and two counts …

Story by Kaleah Wooten / Contributing Writer Photos by MT SPARE “Music Mondays” is one of the many opportunities for Middle Tennessee State University students to break up the humdrum of the pandemic. Every Monday, MT Spare and Match Records bring a new local artist to the KUC Theater stage, where students can kick back …

Story by Kaleah Wooten / Contributing Writer The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left many college students far from relaxed.  In order to follow social distancing rules that aim to flatten the COVID-19 curve, several coronavirus ramifications have ensued: commencement cancellations, Zoom fatigue, a dim job market, lack of campus community, inability to connect with …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are being sent out around the world, but new variants of the virus have confused the Center for Disease Control and companies making new vaccines. The community, state and world have seen the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases since March. Middle Tennessee State University’s …

Story by Sara Roesch / Contributing Writer Cover photo via Barack Obama’s Twitter After a trialing year in 2020, it is as important as ever to recognize and honor the annual celebration of Black History month. The roots of Black History month began in 1915 when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard doctoral graduate, was inspired by a …