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Story and Photos by Matthew Giffin | Contributing Writer During a Student Government Association joint session, University President Sidney McPhee addressed the Senate. The Senate passed new legislation, confirmed four new senators and discussed a recent oversight regarding the delivery of student-written cards to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. In his address, McPhee announced plans to update …

Horses, Cows and Sheep: Oh My! Story and photos by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer After a long-awaited two years, Middle Tennessee State University’s commemoration of National Agriculture Day returned to campus on Thursday. Located on the lawn between the School of Agriculture and the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Ag. …

Story and photos by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Brian Wilson, an audio production student at Middle Tennessee State University, said he identified as queer. This senior from Delaware didn’t realize this until the summer after his freshman year of college, he said. However, he believed there was always “some underlying thing” that made him …

Story by Maddy Williams / Contributing Writer Gas prices have been drastically soaring in 2022.  Many blame Russia for this disturbance. However, prices should not have risen to this degree.  Gas prices reached $4.33 per gallon, a record high according to AAA.  President Joe Biden explained that prices did go up 75 cents after Putin sent troops to …

Story by Zoe Naylor / Contributing Writer A new study has found that children who attend public pre-kindergarten have lower test scores, more behavioral issues and worse attendance than those who do not. Researcher Dale Farran, Interim Director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University, designed an experiment where low-income children in Tennessee would be randomly …

“The omicron surge seems to have ended in both Rutherford and Williamson counties, and… Davidson, is getting there. Plainly, though, the virus is still circulating, and anyone not fully vaccinated remains at an elevated risk of serious illness or death.”Professor Ken Blake, Middle Tennessee State University Story by Jonah Johnson, Contributing Writer 2022 started off …