Featured in Sidelines’ COVID-19 print edition Third-year MTSU student Hanan Beyene landed in Japan in mid-January while COVID-19 was only in the back of the minds of most Americans. Nearly two months later she was on a plane heading back to America due to growing concerns about coronavirus. As a global and religious studies double …

Story by Jasmine Crawford/ Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University students have a new tool to contact employers and apply for internships, jobs and career-related events. Handshake, a career networking site made for emerging professionals, is a new service and is now available for log-on to all students here, free. “Students can log onto Handshake …

MTSU announced in March that it would be introducing a pass or fail option for grades in the 2020 spring semester after moving to online classes as a COVID-19 preventative measure. Many students have had questions about the option since the announcement and in response, the Provost sent out a frequently asked questions document on …

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. …

Photos by Makayla Boling | Assistant Lifestyles editor Story by Savannah Meade | News editor and Brandon Black | Lifestyles editor Across Tennessee, hundreds of residents went to their local voting locations Tuesday to vote in the presidential primary. Following the deadly storms, many locations in Nashville stayed open as late as 10 p.m., but …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sherrif’s Department Kelsey Ketron, daughter of Rutherford County Mayor, Bill Ketron, has been indicted on over 70 charges relating to fraud as an employee of Universal International Insurance according to Murfreesboro police department. Police said Ketron was served with charges Monday evening at her home in Murfreesboro and taken to …