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  • February 2016
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Mathers Scores Four TDs in Bowling Green; Blue Raiders Take on La Tech on Sept. 24

When the Blue Raiders traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio, to play the Bowling Green State University Falcons, they didn’t knew they would find a second opponent once the game started. However, to be fair, the Falcons faced that same opponent—the rain. “I had never seen anything like that. There was standing water on the field, […]


Eat & Drink Local: Murfreesboro’s Unique Restaurants

In the last edition of the Pulse we took a look at some of the many independent restaurants that have closed over the past few years. So, where are the existing local restaurants that Murfreesboro diners can currently support? Many of those new to town—and many who have lived in Murfreesboro for years, even—ask that […]

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MTSU Gallery to Host Photography of Steve McCurry

MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs from Steve McCurry through Oct. 20 McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. He has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His colorful body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions […]

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Murfreesboro Businesses Teaming With Second Harvest to Take Action Against Hunger

Every September marks Hunger Action Month, a national campaign promoted by Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. A Feeding America food bank serves everywhere in the country, according to Taylor Loyal, Rutherford County Development Manager with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee—the food bank responsible for supplying meals to […]


The Community Pulse: Everybody Drum Some Invites Murfreesboro Out to Sept. 22 Group Rhythm Event

The Murfreesboro Pulse and Everybody Drum Some partnered on a Make Music Day/Summer Solstice Community Rhythm Event in June. Organizers and participants enjoyed it so much, they plan to do it again. This time, anyone who would like to participate in a group drumming session can come to the brick area at the east side […]


Blue Raider to Blue Sky: MTSU Animation Alum Contributes to Ice Age, Peanuts and More

As MTSU’s semester gets underway, students are already making the animation lab on the first floor of the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building their home away from home. The classroom’s filled with aspiring creators glued to their Mac screens, tinkering with their respective projects, all while passersby look in through the room’s four large […]


Honey Honey Honey: Middle Tennessee Beekeepers Collecting Honey, Pollen and other Valuable Products from the Amazing Honey Bee

Humans have gathered honey, the sweet gift from the bees, for millennia. Aside from its deliciousness, ancient cultures treasured honey for its antibacterial properties, and even its effective use as an embalming fluid. Beekeepers across the world construct hives for honey bees and pour their time and energy into ensuring their bee colonies are protected, […]

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Mr. Jambourine Man: MTSU Grad Kickstarts New Guitar Accessory

Recent MTSU alum Hunter Marlowe’s interest in music and innovation is making it easier for musicians to unify two beloved instruments: the acoustic guitar and the tambourine. Marlowe, who graduated last spring with a degree in audio production and a minor in entrepreneurship, is a singer/songwriter and inventor of the Jambourine, a small sound hole […]