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Photo and story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority hosted a financial literacy session to educate and inform MTSU undergraduate students on taking out loans, saving money, and investing for the betterment of their credit scores. Eli Murphy, a financial manager at Fifth Third bank started off the presentation by …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University On Thursday afternoon, Middle Tennessee State University honored eight former Raider athletes with a public forum discussion panel before being honored during that night’s basketball game. Jerry Singleton, Art Polk, Lonnell Poole, Terry Scott, J.W. Harper, Raymond “Ray” Bonner, Ed Miller …

Story and photos by Kelly Fletcher / Contributing Writer “In every sense of the word, this was my dream school.” Those are the words film student Kenny Strawn used to describe Watkins College of Art. The small art college of fewer than 200 students is in a state of upheaval. The funds ran dry. They …

Illustration by Angele Latham Two Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill to the Senate and the House that would allow college students to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses. The controversial legislation was proposed Representative Rush Bricken (R—Tullahoma) and Senator Janice Bowling (R—Tullahoma). HB2102 and SB2288 propose that students who are registered at public …

Story and photo by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer As the voting primaries in March near, citizens are rushing to the registration booths to get ready. Students at Middle Tennessee State University are taking advantage of the accessibility of registering to vote on campus. MTSU has booths set up to register last minute voters, available …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson/Contributing Writer The Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center hosted their “Black History: Past, Present, and Future” Black History event on Saturday to kick off the annual nationally-recognized Black History month. Before it was a museum, Bradley Academy was established in 1811 as the first school in Rutherford County. The …