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Story by Abigail Ostovich | Contributing Writer “Music Monday” at Middle Tennessee State University brought the lovely singer and songwriter Erin Riley to the stage this past Monday.  Erin Riley was born and raised in Texas and is a transfer student studying commercial songwriting here at MTSU. Music has always played a huge part in …

Take a compliment, leave a compliment activity Story and Photos by Bren Jackson | Contributing Writer September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In recognition of this, Middle Tennessee State University Counseling Services hosted their annual Mental Health Wellness and Suicide Prevention Fair on campus. The event took place Sept. 22 inside the Student Union …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Office of Education Abroad Story and Photos by Colby Turner | Contributing Writer The fall semester has finally begun at Middle Tennessee State University for the 2021-2022 school year, and the Office of Education Abroad is ecstatic to finally be able to welcome back incoming exchange students from around the globe.  …

Story by John Cantor | Assistant Lifestyles Editor Photos by Reagan McKay and Ellie Fields | Contributing Photographers Cassie Joy and Iris and the band rocked out this past Monday, September 13 at the Keathley University Center Theater. This group of exuberant student musicians was a part of the organization Middle Tennessee Spare’s student concert …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Elise Carter | Contributing Photographer Wednesday, September 8 marks the first of a new monthly tradition: Mental Health Wednesdays. Students get to hang out and pet some adorable therapy animals. The pets were on Main Street in the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.  The four dogs were: Roger, Zoey, Judy, …

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. …