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Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photo: GBTRS members at Bonnaroo in 2019 Shelby’s voice hitched in her throat as her eyes began to gimmer with tears.  As the six year anniversary of the creation of organization Girls Behind the Rock Show passed this week, the organization’s founder and executive director reflected on how …

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Emily O’Neal looked down and checked her voicemail messages, seeing the notification for one outstanding call. Finally picking up the phone almost a week after the initial call, she replayed the message to find that her song “Paint Me” had been selected as a second-place winner for the John …

Story by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Photos by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Belizean students and musical artists spoke with an intellectual property law class at Middle Tennessee State University via Zoom. They shared their own colorful and personal stories about the musical culture and scene in the country of Belize today. The virtual …

Story by Michael Cremin | Contributing Writer and Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Photos by Jonathan Salazar | Sidelines Photographer Indie rock band “Hippo Campus” came to Middle Tennessee State University as a part of 2021 Homecoming festivities. The Minnesota-based band was hosted by Spare and the Student Government Association as a free event for …

Styles mid-performance Story and Photos by Morgan Baker | Contributing Writer Imagine a packed sports arena full of masked up and vaccinated concertgoers. The British superstar Harry Styles performed a sold-out concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Oct. 1 as a part of the long-awaited “Love on Tour.” To attend the concerts, necessary precautions …

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Talented students at Middle Tennessee State University showed off their culture and abilities at the Rep Your Roots talent show on Sept. 16, 2021. Located outside the Student Union, students had a fun-filled evening watching the acts.   Chris Rochelle, an agent for the Veteran Center at MTSU, was helping work …