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Story by Darby McCarthy / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels   The COVID pandemic has produced an era of security in testing, but tests aren’t foolproof. They can tell you the opposite of what is true. Consequently, a person with symptoms who is told they’re negative risks infecting family and friends because they didn’t consider …

Photo courtesy of HBO Story by Naffie Njie/ Contributing Writer On August 22, 1993, “Living Single” aired its first episode and brought a new face to comedic sitcoms. Black sitcoms like “Martin,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Family Matters” had been popular in the 90s. Some shows featured black women as leads like “Moesha” …

Photos and Story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer The following first-person account was written by an MTSU student and is a reflection of her experience while crossing the Mexican border.  It was the Monday of Spring Break and the first full day of my family’s vacation to San Diego. We decided to spend the …

Photo courtesy of Chulita Vinyl Club Story by Samantha Avalos / Contributing Writer  Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the Mexican-American Tejano queen who climbed the charts with her ’90s hits like “Como la Flor” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” was only 23 years old when she was killed by her fan club manager on March 31, 1995. While …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Allison Borrell / Contributing Writer  To all the old-school punk fans out there: I hate to break it to you, but punk sucks. Don’t get me wrong, punk has its importance in the realm of culture and music. When it hit the scene in the ‘70s, it hit …

Photos and story by Allison Borrell / Contributing Writer If you’re a millennial, you’ve probably been asked the question, “What’s your sign?” a few times. And if you’re a millennial who is into astrology, that might be one of the questions you ask someone when first meeting them. This is the case for MTSU student …