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Story by Selah Blair / Contributing Writer KK’s Castle continues to provide haircuts to children with autism and sensory issues. Kayla Sprout opened the salon in January 2020. Before opening KK’s Castle, Sprout worked three full-time jobs and opened the salon with the help of the community and family members. Sprout operates the salon single-handedly. Sprout …

Story and photos by Baylee Vannoy / Contributing Writer On Friday, Oct 9, Middle Tennessee State University’s Young Democratic Socialists of America took matters to the square in support of Senator Raumesh Akbari’s bill proposal. After all that came to light from the Breonna Taylor case, Memphis Sen. Akbari recently announced that she plans on …

Story by Ryann Kieu / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Health and the MTSU School of Nursing to offer free flu shots to students in the month of October.  MTSU Health Services announced that they were given a grant from the health department through emails and social …

Story and photos by Colton Jones / Contributing Writer The spring and summer of 2020 will be remembered as the year that Nashvillians went to the lake. On any given weekend since warm weather returned, Nashville area lakes have been a beehive of activity. Precluded from going to the movies or traveling elsewhere due to …

Photo via Pexels Monday afternoon, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that he will be lifting the mask mandate on Tuesday, eight days ahead of schedule. The face covering order went into effect on July 22 and was scheduled to end on Sept. 30. Instead, it will end on Tuesday at 5 p.m. In a …

Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of MTSU Due to students and other community members not adhering to Middle Tennessee State University’s social distancing guidelines, President Sidney McPhee imposed a two week moratorium on all non-academically related campus events and activities on Aug. 21. On Sept. 4, McPhee informed the student body that the …