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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 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 …

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 Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Erika Lee Website On Tuesday, Erika Lee, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, spoke on xenophobia in America at Middle Tennessee State University’s Strickland Visiting Scholar Lecture. The 90-minute webinar mainly consisted of a discussion centered around Lee’s latest book, “America for Americans: …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses around and on campus have observed new hours of operation and sometimes services can take a little longer than they used to. Many students have noticed that fast food restaurants on campus close earlier than in the past. …

Story by Maddy Williams / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Studying abroad may seem intimidating for students, either out of fear of traveling outside the United States or because of the cost. However, studying abroad provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences and opportunities, and scholarships and financial aid make it affordable for many students who take the time …