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Samantha War climbs up a very sheer rock face. She is only about halfway up, and it is obvious that the climb is treacherous. Trees and roots surround her, indicating that she is deep in the woods.

Story by Samantha War/ Contributing Writer Hanging there, 100 feet in the air, a rope attached to my harness, I started to cry.  This was the last climb of my four-day camping and climbing trip at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  My last climb on a vertical sandstone wall was a route called “There’s …

Story by Emily Graham/ Contributing writer Bill Steber went to the Mississippi Delta and fell in love. . . with the place, with the music, and especially the musicians. “My first trip through the Delta as an adult was on an assignment for the Tennessean, it was in August of 1992 when I was a full-time staff …

Story and photos by Christa Adams Adams is a travel writer and 2017 graduate of MTSU’s School of Journalism and Strategic Media. She is a native of  Morristown, Tennessee, and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Life right now feels like it’s been pulled from a dystopian novel. Police officers monitoring eerily empty streets, citizens …

Story and photos by Zoë Haggard / Contributing Writer Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted the End Hazing Now Coalition, which featured two keynote speakers and a Q&A session Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom on Middle Tennessee State University campus. The speakers were Rae Ann Gruver and Lianne Kowiak—two mothers whose sons died after …

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 …