A new wave of black television inspires, encourages millennial viewers

By Anika Boyce, Studio M staff //  Black directors, actors and writers have been making major strides in the entertainment industry lately: “Insecure,” a comedy-drama series directed by Issa Rae, portrays the struggles and reality of everyday black women. The sitcom “Black-ish,” created by Kenya Barris, shows an African-American family that tries to claim their…

How third parties are appealing to millennials

By Lauren Hennessee, Studio M staff //  According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are anticipated to become the largest generation in the electorate by next year. And not only is the millennial generation outgrowing previous ones, millennials are also challenging traditional political thought. Ezekiel Hall, a 20-year-old sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University, is…

For some college conservatives, speaking out isn’t easy

By JR Smith, Studio M staff //  Sometimes, MTSU student April Carroll feels like it’s difficult to say what she believes — not just in front of fellow classmates, but in front of professors too. “In college campuses around the nation, it’s extremely hard to be an open conservative,” said Carroll, who’s also the chair…

Timeline: Learn the history of Air Jordans

By Samantha Tillman, Studio M staff // Michael Jordan is commonly known as the GOAT in basketball — and he also has the greatest-of-all-time-shoe, Bred Jordan 1. The Bred Jordan 1 was one of the very first colorways of the shoe designed by Peter Moore, which made its debut in September  1985. After its 1985…

College ministries explore new techniques to reach millennials

By JR Smith, Studio M staff //  As the college pastor at Third Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Duane Geib routinely treks to MTSU to talk to “unchurched” college students about the Bible. However, he says the talks have become increasingly difficult. “The generation of college students right now, they’re probably a little jaded about church,”…

Why are some millennials choosing less pay and underemployment?

By Lauren Hennessee, Studio M staff //  When it came to searching for a job after graduation, Daniel Carter considered what he valued most — and, surprisingly, it wasn’t salary. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Rock Island, Tennessee, recently graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Agriculture and Business Management. Before he graduated,…

Millennials and the metaphysical: Why young people are turning to a more holistic way of living

By Allison Borrell, Studio M staff // On May 19-20, Nashville will welcome hundreds of attendees to the Galactic Expo, a spiritual exhibition featuring over 130 readers, healers, vendors and teachers of the metaphysical. Events like the Galactic Expo have fueled young people’s interest in exploring alternative, metaphysical practices that involve astrology, meditation, tarot card…

Garage Barre: Barres, babes and body positivity

By Allison Moore, Studio M staff // Pink from the inside out, Garage Barre is a Pinterest-worthy, chic studio filled with smiles, compliments and empowering workouts. Kirby Dudley and Lacey Garrett started Garage Barre almost three years ago in Garrett’s garage (hence the name) that could only fit five people. Within a year after opening,…