Op-ed: Pay attention to mental health while social-distancing

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Delay of baseball leaves administrators, fans somber

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First reported case of COVID-19 on campus

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A letterboard lays against a pink background: it says "self-care isn't selfish"

Story by Charlie Crump/ Contributing Writer With the major arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Middle Tennessee, most students are being forced to practice social distancing as a result of university and local school closures. With the MTSU’s closing, all on-campus activities—including, of course, classes—are canceled. This leaves many students with no other option but …

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 on MTSU’S campus was reported Thursday afternoon, according to a statement made by MTSU President Sidney McPhee. The student, who is an on-campus resident, reported to Student Health Services on Tuesday and tested positive Wednesday evening. They are currently self-isolating, though it is unclear if they remain on campus …

Story by Elizabeth Juengling/Contributing Writer MTSU students and professors were thrown a curveball when President Sidney A. McPhee and the on-campus management team determined that students would complete the remainder of the semester online due to the global pandemic of COVID-19.  Luckily, there is a plethora of free resources online to help students get through …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing writer As COVID-19 continues to spread in the state of Tennessee as well as Rutherford County, Murfreesboro Mayor declared a local State of Emergency Saturday that will be effective starting Monday. Mayor Shane McFarland issued the order to gain access to special emergency power from the Tennessee state government. …

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Illustration courtesy of Angele Latham Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor Howdy everyone, Lifestyles editor Brandon here. I am currently in a form of semi-quarantine with my family at a house in what feels like the middle of nowhere. There is a serious lack of reliable wi-fi, the house contains more stink bugs and wasps than …

Story by Makayla Boling Photo Courtesy of www.dropkickmurphys.com  Today, as most of you know, is St. Patrick’s Day. It is a day where many look forward to sloppy, unsanitary gatherings in cramped pubs with friends and strangers alike. However due to recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19, bars, restaurants and other gathering places are closed to the …

Photo courtesy of Netflix Story by Elizabeth Juengling/Contributing Writer Netflix’s “I Am Not Okay With This” is just another coming of age story where a child’s grief manifests itself through supernatural powers. She’s another outcast, in another new town, at another new school, with another broken home, discovering that she has telekinetic powers. It does …