MTSU follows trends against Confederate symbolism

Middle Tennessee State University is the latest in a wave of colleges and universities distancing themselves from racial aspects of Southern culture, exemplified by Tuesday night’s recommendation to change the name of Forrest Hall, a campus building named after a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. After eight months of deliberation, the university’s Forrest Hall task force…

How are ‘Stressed Out’ millennials seeking relief? Video games, of course

  “Stressed Out,” the hit song by Columbus, Ohio, duo twenty one pilots, has spent an astounding 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and shows little sign of slowdown. The track stirs up memories of treehouses and “when our momma sang us to sleep” — simpler times before student loan debt, the need to make money and self-consciousness took over. The song’s success can’t help but make…

Tennessee natives mix politics, podcasting on ‘Red State Update’

Dylan Skye Aycock, Studio M staff Whether they’re reporting from a bunker underneath “Jackie’s Market” in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or at a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire, Travis Harmon and Jonathan Shockley are always ready to be in character. Harmon and Shockley, known by their alter egos Jackie Broyles (Harmon) and Dunlap (Shockley), have become bona fide “political pundits” with almost 25,000…

Net neutrality: For some millennials, it’s a make-or-break issue

Evan Brown, Studio M staff Twenty-four-year-old Lance Capitano of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is one of a growing number of millennial upstarts looking to strike gold from developing an innovative smartphone application. “Its called Squad Up,” says Capitano. “It’s an app that will bring hoopers (basketball players) together to play the game and meet people. It’s a social app.” One of…

Media, mobile, millennials

  Media, mobile, millennials: MTSU partners with Tennessean, others for ‘Studio M’ media lab Grant-funded project to begin in January 2016   MURFREESBORO — To prepare its students for successful careers in an ever-changing media landscape, MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment is partnering with The Tennessean and others to launch a “teaching hospital” approach to journalism…