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Story and Photos by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer The Chris Young Café held the very first Battle of the Boy Bands Dance Party. Students danced to songs from popular 2000s-2010s boy groups like The Jonas Brothers, Big Time Rush and One Direction.  “I loved jumping up and down with the lights and all the …

Story and photos by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer Bishop Anne Henning Byfield, an author, leader, and activist, spoke at Middle Tennessee State University as one of the last featured speakers for Black History Month festivities. Byfield serves as the bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 16th Episcopal District, which covers Kentucky and Tennessee. Byfield comes …

Story by Maddy Williams | Contributing Writer Midterms are approaching, leading to increased stress for students. It’s important to take care of your mental health in the midst of the deadlines.  While it’s important to turn in your assignments on time and study for your upcoming exams, you can’t sacrifice rest and taking care of …

Story and Photos by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Along with Black History Month, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Many teens say that they aren’t taught what an unhealthy relationship even looks like. The Office of Violence against Women hosted the Healthy Relationships fair at Middle Tennessee State University in the Student Union …

Story by Elise Sandlin | Contributing Writer Photos by Jonathan Salazar | Photographer Artistic clothing, musical talents, and free cookies were only a few of the featured activities to enjoy at Cling Magazine’s Valentine’s dance on Saturday. The vendors opened at 6 p.m., where local artists had a chance to sell their own clothes, stickers, …

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photos courtesy of MT Lambda Instagram page The small crowd gathered in the glow of the pink, blue and white lights in front of the Student Union building, huddling together to keep from the bite of the late-November cold.  As the somber quiet began to settle, Dr. Marisa …