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Story by Maddy Williams / Contributing Writer Gas prices have been drastically soaring in 2022.  Many blame Russia for this disturbance. However, prices should not have risen to this degree.  Gas prices reached $4.33 per gallon, a record high according to AAA.  President Joe Biden explained that prices did go up 75 cents after Putin sent troops to …

Story by Zoe Naylor / Contributing Writer A new study has found that children who attend public pre-kindergarten have lower test scores, more behavioral issues and worse attendance than those who do not. Researcher Dale Farran, Interim Director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University, designed an experiment where low-income children in Tennessee would be randomly …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer The last couple of years has not been a special time of heightened racial division, contrary to what most media outlets will say. Men and women are killed in the streets. American citizens, divided only by the color of their skin, demonize one another. Authorities rewrite history for …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Earlier this month, Murfreesboro Police Department welcomed their first-ever mental health co-responder due to a partnership between Volunteer Behavioral Health Murfreesboro and the department. Feb. 9 was Heather Noulis’ first day. Noulis is an employee at Volunteer Behavior Health Murfreesboro but works with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) at …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer With a budget of $62 million dollars and three years to do it, Middle Tennessee State University plans to shift all student flight operations from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport.  It is no secret that in most cases, anyone could walk into an MTSU …

Story by Britton Barnette / Contributing Writer Healthcare disparity continues to be a problem in the African American community. As a result, these issues were discussed by a panel of medical experts on Monday night as part of Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration.   “If you look at life expectancy for race,” said …