Photo by John Connor Coulston / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Middle Tennessee State University’s involvement at the 15th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival goes far beyond the hundreds of students driving 30 miles southeast with a paid $350 general admission wristband in tow. Instead, a number of current students and recent alumni have opted to either volunteer, …

Photo by Matt Masters // Sidelines Archives Kentucky alt-rockers Cage the Elephant are set to headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Thursday, May 19. The band — who has relocated to Music City in recent years — has frequented several local venues since the release of 2013’s Melophobia including Mercy Lounge and The Basement East, opened for the …

The semester is swiftly coming to an end and so are many students’ leases. Some of you will be graduating in two short weeks while some may be touring campus for the first time. Some of you will move away from Murfreesboro to start your career and some will be apartment hunting for the fall. …

An MTSU student reported a rape that occurred Saturday, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. The victim told police the incident took place in an apartment at Student Quarters, located at 1350 Hazelwood St., and that she knew the alleged assailant, who matches the name of an MTSU sophomore in the student directory. According to the police report, a rape …

MTSU students received 37 awards and two honorable mentions at the 2016 Tennessee AP Broadcast and Media Editors College Contest on Saturday in Nashville. The contest, which was held at the John Seigenthaler First Amendment Center, honors the best work in college journalism in the state of Tennessee. Of the 37 awards, members of Sidelines won seven individual awards. In addition …

Jim Ridley, an MTSU graduate and editor of the Nashville Scene, died today at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. He was 50 years old. Ridley, who graduated from MTSU in 1989 with a journalism degree, collapsed in the Scene office on March 28 after experiencing a cardiac event and never regained consciousness. The Scene announced the news on its blog. A Murfreesboro native, Ridley began writing film and …