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Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor A former Middle Tennessee State University student filed a lawsuit against the Kappa Sigma Fraternity alleging he was subjected to racial discrimination while attempting to become a member in the fall 2021 semester, according to a report from WKRN. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday, Oct. 12, in …

Story by Contributing Writer Brian Branch and Contributing Writer Corey Nave Second-floor balcony. Deck is covered in a low maintenance plant called sedum. (Photo by Brian Branch) Along the eastern wall of the yard is an etched construction site relief created by Gate Bluegrass Precast in Ashland, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Branch) Middle Tennessee State …

After Tennessee’s law criminalizing abortion went into effect, Chloe Akers, a criminal defense attorney for the state of Tennessee, addressed MTSU students about the importance of voting and understanding the legislative process.  The new law makes it a criminal offense for anyone to perform an abortion, punishable up to 15 years in prison. Akers said …

Story by Corey Nave | Contributing Writer Seemingly random painted dashes and arrows litter Middle Tennessee State University’s campus. However, these dashes and arrows are not random at all. They serve an important role in the protection of MTSU’s buried infrastructure. These painted marks, called utility markings, also keep construction workers and ordinary citizens safe. …

Story by Jenene Grover | Contributing Writer State Rep. Mike Sparks, 55, represents Tennessee’s District 49 as a Republican, serving his district since 2010 and is up for reelection this November. However, he is also a part-time student at Middle Tennessee State University. While representing Smyrna, LaVergne and parts of Murfreesboro in the state legislature, …

Story by Maddy Williams | Contributing Writer October in Tennessee often consists of rainy days, but this year, fall is looking warmer and drier, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA predicts that a large area of the U.S. will experience a warmer and drier fall season.  The NOAA could not predict …