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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor Middle Tennessee became the eighth team in NCAA Tournament history to upset a No. 2 seed as a No. 15 seed, beating Michigan State 90-81 on Friday. Within minutes, MTSU was trending on Twitter, and they had the social media world in a frenzy after their historic upset. Here are …

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won’t just be taking on Michigan State, but history as well. Prior to this year’s NCAA tournament, only seven No. 15 seeds in NCAA history have managed to upset a No. 2 seed. That’s good for an all-time record of 117-7. The last occurrence of a 15-seeded team shocking the …

Story by Jordan Peffley // Contributing Writer | Photo by Flickr Saturday night’s Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina, turned into an all-out verbal brawl, resulting in most of the candidates competing for who could yell the loudest insult into the microphone. As the name-calling and shouting matches climaxed, the crowd had grown just as …

Amory Godly Married at 20

By Amory Godley // Contributing Writer Most 20-year-olds spend time thinking about what they’ll do on Friday night, what they’ll eat for lunch or what TV show they want to binge-watch next. I do all those things, but I have a few more concerns, too – because I’m married. When I was 18 and met the guy I …

Spotlight

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you should be aware that a state of emergency was declared for Flint, Michigan, in January. Over a year ago, the water supply there was contaminated when Flint River’s corrosive water caused lead from aging pipes to contaminate the water supply, causing extreme health conditions and resulting …

Elizabeth Enck // Contributing writer Photos by Elizabeth Enck Smoke from incense and burning trash floats through beams of morning sunlight as shopkeepers say prayers to the gods, splash water on doorsteps in a morning ritual and metal gates up and down the street rattle as they are slammed open. This is Katmandu, capital of …