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Story by John Lane / Contributing Writer and Photographer On Monday, New York Times best-selling author and poet Jason Reynolds held a virtual keynote address and Q&A sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University.. The event was open to the community, including MTSU students and faculty, and drew a crowd of high school students and educators …

Story by Ethan Pickering / Assistant Lifestyle Editor and Other Contributing Writers One year ago, Middle Tennessee State University students were scheduled to complete their first week back after spring break. That was the week that never was.          Before students could head back from their spring break destinations, university officials closed all face-to-face classes and …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Donald McCoy, a 54-year-old Murfreesboro psychologist, was sentenced to almost four years in prison for fraud. McCoy was charged in December of 2018, pleaded guilty in January of 2020 and received his sentence in February of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson ordered McCoy to pay over 1.2 …

Story by Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor Cover photo designed by Toriana Williams / News Editor Joe Biden bolstered his presidential campaign with promises to reverse Trump’s anti-immigration legacy. Since taking office, Biden has signed off on eight executive actions pertaining to U.S. immigration reform. Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are being sent out around the world, but new variants of the virus have confused the Center for Disease Control and companies making new vaccines. The community, state and world have seen the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases since March. Middle Tennessee State University’s …

Story by Sara Roesch / Contributing Writer Cover photo via Barack Obama’s Twitter After a trialing year in 2020, it is as important as ever to recognize and honor the annual celebration of Black History month. The roots of Black History month began in 1915 when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard doctoral graduate, was inspired by a …