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Story and Photo by Savannah Williams | Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro community comes together every Friday evening to shop among local vendors and food trucks, while appreciating live music in the warm summer air at the Friday Night Market in the Boro.  From April 1 to October 7, Murfreesboro Markets and Events hosts this market …

Story and Photo by Luke Cameron | Contributing Writer James E. Walker Library staff member Karen Martin is retiring after 24 years and eight months at Middle Tennessee State University. Her last day of work as book stacks manager will be June 30. Martin grew up in Middle Tennessee. She graduated from Riverdale High School …

Story by Georgia Smith / Contributing Writer When Lily Isaacs learned that McMinn County removed “Maus” from the East Tennessee county’s eighth-graders curriculum, she could only shake her head at the absurdity. Lily Isaacs, matriarch of the southern bluegrass gospel group The Isaacs, always tells the story of her parent’s time in Nazi concentration camps …

Story and photos by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Student organizations at Middle Tennessee State University raised money for the American Cancer Society during its Relay for Life event in the Student Union atrium on Friday evening. Relay for Life volunteers lead the event with an American Cancer Society banner. From 5 p.m. to 8 …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer The Honors College building buzzed with discussion concerning topics such as religion, public policy and government on Tuesday.  John Vile, Dean of the Honors College and scholar of the United States constitution, explored how religion and public policies have coincided with one another throughout America’s history. Ken Paulson, …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Weeks after Lia Thomas became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA championship, many are doubting the validity of this achievement. GOP politicians are drafting resolutions and proclamations that declare the runner-up of the women’s 500-yard freestyle swimming event, Emma Weyant, to be the true winner in the face of allegedly …