Story by Rhiannon Gilbert / Managing Editor  A couple decades ago, thrift shopping used to be sort of taboo. The economy was good, casual wear meant something different than it means today and the snob-appeal mindset persisted and eschewed second-hand clothing. Along came a recession and Macklemore, and all that quickly changed. Now bargain hunters …

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 by Rhiannon Gilbert / Managing Editor Tinder, the popular dating app for college students, is designed to help you find your perfect match, one swipe at a time. But what happens when your newfound romantic interest that swept you off your feet ends up being a total creep? Students share their Tinder mishaps and …

Photo by Lexi Marshall / Contributing Writer In our inaugural podcast, members of the Sidelines editorial board discuss Trump’s inauguration, protests on and around campus, the Women’s March on Washington and other highlights of the week’s news. The 15-minute podcast is hosted by Editor-in-Chief Sarah Grace Taylor and Managing Editor Rhiannon Gilbert and features a weekly …

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Photo of “Coupled” by Michael Baggarly, provided by Michael Baggarly “Just head towards the loud music.” That’s how associate art professor Michael Baggarly tells people to find him in  Todd Hall’s enormous sculpture studio. Alone in the shop lined with large work tables, tools, heavy machinery and unfinished pieces of art, Baggarly sits at a computer …

Photo by Rhiannon Gilbert // Sidelines Archive MTSU will be closed today and Saturday due to inclement weather, according to MTSU’s alert updates. All offices and classes will be closed, except for offices and services that are required for on-campus residents and public safety. Despite campus closing, officials told MTSU’s alert service that the “Coaches vs. Cancer” basketball …