Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Pexels Study abroad trips are being canceled nationwide as travel bans are being enforced all over the world. Middle Tennessee State University has decided to pull students from their current trips and cancel most abroad trips set in the summer. MTSU and Education Abroad Administration …

Over the next few weeks, Sidelines will be presenting the stories of MTSU seniors who have found their final classes, final weeks and final memories irreparably and unprecedentedly changed. This is a first-person account by Brandon Casteel, contributing writer, graduating senior and student, interrupted. If you are a graduating senior and would like to share …

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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 …

Story by Knox Hargis / Contributing Writer Baseball has been a staple of the American community since 1869, and having the start of the Major League Baseball season delayed with most youth and high school leagues canceled is less than ideal to local communities across the country, and to avid fans. Henry Anderton is on …

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 …

Photo courtesy of APB Story by Janae Cotton/Contributing Writer As a start to National Women’s History Month, Loretta Stokes, Director of Engineering at Eventbrite, held a lecture at MTSU’s Science Building on Monday, March 2nd. Stokes opened her lecture stating that she is a devoted mom, mentor and manager. From there, she continued to introduce …