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Photo Courtesy of FilmDistrict Story by Andrew Wigdor / Assistant News Editor A flourish of music. Dynamic framing. Intense lighting. Slow motion. These are all elements of an emotionally charged, exciting movie moment. Many directors attempt to craft these critical moments to provide their films with a visceral punch. However, not all these directors are able …

Photos by Nathaniel Thompson / Contributing Photographer  Story by Shorin Estell / Contributing Writer To be black and queer at a predominantly white institution, or PWI, is to feel like a violin in a marching band. To be black and queer at a PWI is to feel like a Dallas Cowboys fan sitting front row …

Album art courtesy of Atlanta Records  Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer Migos — the Atlanta trio made up of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff — released their second studio album, “Culture,” on Friday. “Culture” consists of 13 tracks with features from DJ Khaled, Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott. Expectations were set …

Photo Courtesy of Kehlanimusic.com Story by Shorin Estell / Contributing Writer Kehlani released her sophomore album, “SweetSexySavage,” late Thursday night. I was skeptical to listen at first because I couldn’t really connect with her first album, “You Should Be Here,” but I decided to give it a chance. The first time around, a majority of …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archive As Donald Trump’s claim to power has officially begun, Barack Obama’s has ended after eight years of service. Within that time, Americans have seen war, acts of terrorism and the end of an enormous financial crisis. Through all of this, Obama served with varying results and support. The …

Story and photo by Lexi Marshall / Contributing Writer Half a million women and men from across the United States and around the world marched in Washington D.C. on Saturday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump and to advocate a feminist platform. I was there. I, along with three others, left MTSU’s campus …