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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 Gus Wright / Contributing Writer Photos by Aubrey Salm / Contributing Writer and Photographer The 15th Annual Read To Succeed Spelling Bee took place Thursday night, intending to have fun with local celebrities and promote literacy. Read to Succeed recognized a loss they suffered this year, with Paul Vaughan, a senior contributor to …

Story by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer Photo by Bill Lickman / Contributing Photographer Two men drew a crowd to the Student Union Commons on a recent Wednesday afternoon after one of them shouted Bible verses to students, warning that homosexuality is a sin.  Terry Cohea and Glenn Yoder from Believer’s Chapel at Tullahoma, a …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer Photo via MYP The Middle Tennessee State University Ignite program hosted a panel featuring two Murfreesboro Young Professionals organization representatives on Monday, Oct. 25. Chair of MYP Chase Salas and Membership Chair Tosha Price talked to MTSU students about MYP and the various opportunities within the organization.  Chase …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Breast cancer is a disease that alters the lives of roughly 250,000 women in America and will take the lives of around 42,000 of those women each year. While it is uncommon, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, “About 1 out of every …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Thursday, October 7. Police received multiple calls reporting gunshots at 1345 Wenlon Drive around 10 p.m.   The victim was 18-year-old O’Brien Deshun Henley Jr. Officers found Henley in a white Chevrolet truck. He received multiple gunshot wounds and was transported …