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Photo by Alexis House / Contributing Photographer Story by Shorin Estell / Contributing Writer and Marissa Gaston / Lifestyles Editor Students and community members packed in the Student Union ballroom Friday night for MTSU’s first annual Black History Month fashion show, “Color of the Runway,” which was completely conceptualized and organized by a team of students headed …

Photo by Steve Barnum / Contributing Writer Story by Steve Barnum / Contributing Writer Senior psychology major Ramona Creighton has two freshly inked tattoos of flowers and a black cat on her forearm. She got the black cat tattooed on Friday the 13th and intends to get a white cat that isn’t hissing on her opposite arm …

Photo by Pete Souza / White House official photo The presidency of Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the United States, was something of a cultural phenomenon. Here was a Senator who defied the stereotypes set by an intolerant society. Here was a Harvard graduate who fought past the social constraints imposed upon African-American citizens. …

Behind every tattoo is a story — a memory, a reason, a history or even a bad decision. With her blessing, Sidelines has decided to re-up Journalist in Residence Whitney Matheson’s weekly tattoo feature, Tattoosday.  The series ran on Pop Candy, a pop culture blog she ran for 15 years at USA Today. “Honestly, I …

Story by Chandler Shrode/ Contributing Writer Photos by Ambre Stewart The imposing, cuboid structure of the Rutherford County Detention Center loomed over Ambre Stewart as she crossed the parking lot. Without committing any crime, this Middle Tennessee State University student was going­ to jail. And she brought her camera. Most importantly, she did this for …

Photo courtesy of Frist Center for the Visual Arts Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville is hosting College Night this Friday. With a valid college ID, you can get into the event for free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is free parking (while it lasts) outside the museum as well. “College Night …