Photo by Leon Alligood / Sidelines Adviser  MTSU journalism students attended the 31st Southeast Journalism Conference at the University of Mississippi over the weekend. Along with the nine individual awards earned by MTSU students, “Sidelines” placed 2nd for Best College Newspaper and 5th for Onsite Championship Team. College students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North …

Photo Courtesy of MTSU’s SGA Story by Alexis Marshall/ Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association partnered with Tennessee Technological University this week to deliver supplies to the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfire. Dry conditions and high winds caused the fire to spread Monday night. Residents had to evacuate their homes. The fire destroyed …

Photo Courtesy of chrisyoungcountry.com On Sunday, country star and MTSU alumnus Chris Young established an annual scholarship to be awarded to recording industry students attending MTSU. A recent press release explained that Young has created the scholarship to help one rising junior or senior in the Department of Recording Industry each year. “MTSU helped to …

The annual Little Raiders gift-giving campaign at MTSU is seeking Secret Santas for children and youth in need for the holiday season. According to a recent press release, “members of the campus community can ‘adopt’ a Little Raider by picking a numbered paper ornament hanging on three Christmas trees across campus.” The trees can be …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor/ Assistant News Editor The Murfreesboro Muslim Youth group held a Muslim meet-and-greet in Murfreesboro’s Public Square Friday night to promote love within the community. Members of MMY gathered at 4:30 p.m. to hand out cards, balloons, candy and general greetings to Murfreesboro residents. MMY members also provided a banner for people …

Photo by Emily Neal/ Staff Writer MTSU students and faculty filled the Student Union ballroom Thursday night to hear Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr., tell the story of his son’s death in Ferguson, Mo., from a father’s perspective. On Aug. 9, 2014, Brown said he had just gotten off from work and …