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Story and photos by Ashley Barrientos Innumerable studies have confirmed that Latinos and immigrants— both documented and undocumented— have been heavily criminalized throughout different media platforms for generations. Research also suggests that by using language and coded images, different media outlets have indirectly contributed to the rhetoric against Latines and the immigrant community— specifically, Latino …

Story and photos by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes opened a second Murfreesboro location on the square on Friday.  The grand opening was on Friday, but the shop did a soft open on both Wednesday and Thursday. The coffee shop is just a three-minute drive from campus and has a …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer In recent years, there has been a rise in sex trafficking in Middle Tennessee. Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. A U.S. Department of State fact sheet from January defined sex trafficking as “the range of activities involved when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion …

Story by Elisha Nelson, Contributing Writer Photo by Jonathan Salazar, Photographer Sports gambling is becoming popular among college students with the 2019 passage of the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act, which legalized online sports betting in the state. Britton Barnette, a junior majoring in journalism with a concentration in sports media, said he bets on three …

Story by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees held a committee meeting on Tuesday to prepare for the December board meeting. The Academic Affairs, Student Life and Athletics committee discussed and approved a new Master of Science in Data Science degree, expedited tenure for the Department of Communication …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer President Biden made multiple commitments to combat climate change at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference held from Oct. 31 through Nov. 12. The White House outlined those commitments in a press conference. Before the summit, Biden announced a framework for the Build Back Better Act, a …