Take an inside look at Nashville’s restaurant health inspections

By: Mary Alex Lanier, Studio M staff //  Los Tres Amigos is a pleasant Mexican-style restaurant located in Donelson. While the food tastes great and the atmosphere is friendly, there is also something to say for the restaurant’s cleanliness. As of April 2018, Los Tres Amigos has received 100s on its past three health inspections….

Audio: A domestic abuse survivor shares her story

By Amber Lockridge, Studio M staff // In this audio story, a Tennessee woman named Nita speaks about being a domestic violence survivor. Not only did she encounter the dangers of a violent relationship, but so did her children. Today, Nita strives to help and encourage women and to let them know that there is…

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,…