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Story by Austin Laymon / Contributing Writer Photo via Joe Biden’s Social Media After four long days of patiently waiting, democratic nominee Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has won the 2020 presidential election. Due to a turnaround in the state of Pennsylvania, Biden and Harris received the state’s 20 electoral votes. This pushed the pair over …

Story by Makala Greene, Nick Surratt, Melanie Rodriguez and Terica Black / Contributing Writers Cover photo by Joshua Blake / Contributing Photographer Casting a ballot for the first time should be memorable. Luckily, the 2020 election cycle will be unforgettable. There’s great division in the country between political parties. This fall has followed a summer …

In 2000, the headline on The Tennessean had the race between George Bush and former Vice President Al Gore as too close to call. A winner was not declared until December when the Supreme Court decided a recount in Florida was unnecessary. Story by Sam War and Kristi Jones / Contributing Writers Election fraud conspiracy …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Rutherford County recorded its highest seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in six weeks on Tuesday, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County have continued to rise this past week, with its current seven-day moving average of 150 …

Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer According to a recent Facility Services report, 14 buildings, including EZEL and MGB, received a grade of “D” on the Middle Tennessee State University’s own grading system while another six buildings, including BDA, KOM and Peck Hall, received a “C.” “It’s really an issue of the allocations coming …

Story by Jamie Sontany / Contributing Writer The second and final presidential debate of this election season was held Thursday night at Belmont University in Nashville. Although this debate was markedly calmer than the first showdown between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, both candidates still spoke and responded fiercely as they debated …