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Story by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees held a committee meeting on Tuesday to prepare for the December board meeting. The Academic Affairs, Student Life and Athletics committee discussed and approved a new Master of Science in Data Science degree, expedited tenure for the Department of Communication …

Story by Michael Cremin | Contributing Writer Photos by John Cantor | Assistant Editor The student artist series “Music Mondays” continues this week featuring Joyful.noiz and Atlas End at the Keathley University Center Theater.  Joyful.noiz, aka Zion Ward, has recently moved to Middle Tennessee and has already integrated himself into the local music scene. Joyful.noiz dancing …

Story by Bren Jackson | Contributing Writer Photos by Jonathan Salazar | Sidelines Photographer A Murfreesboro-based creative magazine and clothing line gave the community a chance to relive their high school memories at Cling Prom. The event took place on Oct. 15 at Ridenour Rehearsal Studios. Live music was performed by Nashville-based band Venus and …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple. Baker, a former MTSU student who put her college career on hold in 2016 to pursue one in the music industry, recently traveled to the university to …

Photo courtesy of Capitol Records Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer If there’s anyone who knows how to make an album, it’s Paul McCartney. A man who requires minimal introduction, McCartney’s 17th solo album, “Egypt Station,” is one that is both vulnerable and soul-warming. Leading up to its release, the three tracks that introduced …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  A lightning strike delayed Saturday’s season-opening contest between Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt for 21 minutes, but the only real storm that was brewing was the anticipation of the third and final chapter of the Brent Stockstill and Kyle Shurmur rivalry. The rival quarterbacks that are separated …