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Religion and Freedom Collide

Religion is the belief in and worship of a higher power or powers, especially a God or gods. Freedom is the power — or right — to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. But what happens when the two collide? Can religion and freedom coexist?  […]

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Intolerance is something underserving of toleration

The fundamentals of any democracy is proper representation of all voices within the society.  A democratic society must have tolerance in order to respect these voices and give them space to participate. To take this to mean that there must be absolute tolerance of all positions, however, would be a […]


This week on Campus, Febrauary 6

A bird of prey perched on a tree just outside the RUC on February 6. There are a vast number of birds of prey native to Tennessee, including the Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered hawk, and the Great horned owl, photo by Elliot Payne. Students walking to and from classes outside […]


Tech community marches against displays of hate

“This is an extension of nonviolence. That is why we’re doing this — to be supportive of all members of this community.” That is what Mark Rine said of an organized silent march that took place Jan. 29, just one week after members of hate groups and some local church […]


Cream City owners celebrate 10 years of business

In the heart of downtown, a three-ton neon sign illuminates Broad Street below. The smell of fresh made sweet waffle cones fills the air before you even step inside the infamous ice cream shop.    Cream City is the home of these twinkling lights and tempting auromas. A familiar sense […]

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LGBTQIA+ charity protested by hate group Sunday

A group of nearly a dozen men carrying a Nazi flag protested Sunday afternoon outside a local event that featured a drag performance brunch for charity at Hix Farm Brewery. This protest comes just days after citizens filled the Cookeville City Hall chamber at a council meeting demanding action to […]

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Upper Cumberland cities sued for violations of Clean Water Act

The cities of Cookeville and Sparta have been named in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act. The complaints, filed in the U.S. District Court by Tennessee Riverkeepers, Inc. claims Cookeville and Sparta are in violation of provisions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit by […]