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Middle Tennessee State University held its 20th Annual Student Film Festival last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Keathley University Center.  Of the 25 films submitted to the festival, only eight won official awards at the ceremony last Thursday.  From the giddy and comical humor in “Orange Juice,” directed by James Roberson, to the dark and …

Photo and story by Davida Johnson / Contributing Writer On Monday, MTSU’S SPARE, or Student Programming and Raider Entertainment, started their week of suicide awareness events as a part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with their annual “Flag Event” in the Student Union Atrium. SPARE members and organizers provided 1,100 black flags to represent the …

Photo and Story by Connor Burnard / Contributing Writer On Thursday night, MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment (SPARE) hosted a Take Back the Night event in the Student Union Commons to conclude April, which is sexual assault awareness month. Take Back the night is a global nonprofit focused on eliminating sexual, relationship and domestic …

Photo and Story by Tayhlor Stephenson / Staff Writer Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Ludacris executed a rambunctious performance of music– from his 90s hits to his newly released single — Thursday night at MTSU’s Murphy Center. The night began around 8:30 p.m. with two openers: Yonna Jones, a student opener who earned her spot onstage through …