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Nashville R&B artist Bren Joy performs at MTSU on April 28th, 2021 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (John Lane / MTSU Sidelines) Photos and story by John Lane On Wednesday, April 28th, Nashville R&B artist Bren Joy performed at Middle Tennessee State University’s annual Spring Concert, alongside emcee and comedian Dusty Slay and Atlanta R&B artist Jevonté. …

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 …

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 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 …