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Story by Will Chappell I was diagnosed with Alport’s syndrome when I was 10 years old in 2001. Alport’s is a rare genetic condition whose sufferers lack one of the three layers of filtration in their kidneys. This leads to kidney failure around the age of 20. When I was 21, my kidneys failed, and …

Story by Will Chappell This week, the Nashville Metro Council approved a six-month pilot program for Metro Police to test out license plate reading technology. The technology will capture every license plate in Davidson County and delete information after ten days. The council pushed forward in the face of opposition from community groups who worry …

Story by Will Chappell, Contributing Writer Last week, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer gave in to political pressure and announced his retirement from the bench. Joe Biden will now nominate a Black woman candidate, and barring extreme hijinks from Senator Manchin or Synema, she will become the first Black woman to sit on our nation’s …

Story by Will Chappell, Contributing Writer Photo by Tennessee Government Gerrymandering is far from the sole domain of the Republican party— but as a longtime resident of Davidson County, it leaves me feeling more disenfranchised than ever. Democrats stand poised to lose a congressional seat in Tennessee following the state legislature’s redistricting plan announced earlier …

Story by Michael Cremin | Contributing Writer Photos by Toto Sripunvoraskul | Contributing Photographer This Tuesday MTSU’s AMP club held an end of the semester show dubbed “Sign of the Times.” The show consisted of solo artists David Moore, Jake Morgan, and Layla Rose. This was concluded with the duo performance “Gripes.”  “This is the end of …

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photo courtesy of Variety.com Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s latest project, Silk Sonic, released their debut album on Friday, Nov. 12 after months of anticipation.  Entitled “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” the album draws on early ‘60s and ‘70s R&B and enlists funk icon and Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins to …