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News from MTSU, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County


Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Increasing coronavirus infection rates continue to impact Rutherford County and surrounding areas, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. Earlier this month, new COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County began to climb after plateauing in September. Since Oct. 14, the county’s number …

Story by Selah Blair / Contributing Writer KK’s Castle continues to provide haircuts to children with autism and sensory issues. Kayla Sprout opened the salon in January 2020. Before opening KK’s Castle, Sprout worked three full-time jobs and opened the salon with the help of the community and family members. Sprout operates the salon single-handedly. Sprout …

Story by Selah Blair / Contributing Writer Author and journalist Robert Giles joined Free Speech Director Ken Paulson to discuss the Kent State Shootings. Giles was the managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal at State at the time of the shootings. College protests broke out in May 1970 after President Richard Nixon announced that …

Story and photos by Baylee Vannoy / Contributing Writer On Friday, Oct 9, Middle Tennessee State University’s Young Democratic Socialists of America took matters to the square in support of Senator Raumesh Akbari’s bill proposal. After all that came to light from the Breonna Taylor case, Memphis Sen. Akbari recently announced that she plans on …

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Music, Arts, Culture


Photo Courtesy of Gamesradar Story by Peyton Tranas/Contributing Writer This past Friday, Netflix released the highly anticipated follow-up to “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor.” Much like “American Horror Story,” this season has a completely new storyline, setting and characters, with no connection to the previous season. Many stars from the …

Photo Courtesy of NME Story by Ashley Barrientos/Contributing Writer Bittersweet hues of loneliness, regret, heartbreak and wistfulness are gently colored in between the stanzas of Lana Del Rey’s debut poetry book, “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass,” which released on September 29. Del Rey is primarily recognized as an American singer-songwriter whose musical style is …

Photo Courtesy of MTSU Story by Peyton Tranas/Contributing Writer The way in which we view and produce media has been just as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as anything else. With this in mind, MTSU’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” brought about a sense of normalcy, while still acknowledging the ongoing pandemic. “Separated lovers and …