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Eleven MTSU student filmmakers premiered documentaries to a packed audience last night at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. The three films — “A Designer’s Canvas,” “Le Début” and “Fighter” — are short documentaries, focusing on the lives of budding young artists working in Paris. “A Designer’s Canvas” centers around young fashion designer Pierre-Henry Bor, whose designs mix modern trends with the …

Three short documentaries made by 11 MTSU students will be shown at the Belcourt Theatre Tuesday night. Shot in Paris, the three films, “Fighter,” “A Designer’s Canvas” and “Le Debut,” document French fashion designers and musicians on the verge of success. “Fighter” details the trials and triumphs of Afro-French singer Jara Ezo, who used music and family as an escape …

By Sara Snoddy The Maze Runner is not the second coming of The Hunger Games. At first glance it’s another run-of-the-mill Young Adult book-to-film adaptation, but well-rounded performances from up-and-coming actors Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers), Ameen Aml and Thomas Brodie-Sangster give this film grit and root it in reality better than …

More than 2,000 fans of the John Green novel “The Fault in Our Stars” filled Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium Thursday evening to see a sneak peak of the much anticipated film adaptation, as well as participate in a Q&A session with the actors and author. For those who haven’t read Green’s latest novel, the book …

The Campaign

By Kyle McCarthy | Contributing Writer Deep in the small town of Hammond, N.C., the weight and emotional struggle of the political machine takes its toll. The tears, the bloodshed, the sex scandals, and, yes, the baby punching. Political campaigns have become ugly, absurd competitions. Slander is common, and ads create a temporary soft spot …

Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …