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MTSU Men's Tennis coach Jim Boredame stands on a tennis court while writing a note.

Photo courtesy of Blue Raider Men’s Tennis Facebook The week of Spring Break was supposed to be a time for the MTSU men’s tennis team to get in crucial outdoor tennis practice and matches in Houston. But in a whirlwind of 48 hours, the Blue Raiders’ hopes to finish the 2020 spring season with a …

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 cases rise in Tennessee, younger adults are surpassing all other age groups in the number of cases throughout the state. Tennessee has more than 4,000 confirmed cases according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Among 21 to 30 year-olds, 905 individuals have tested positive, over 20 percent …

A doctor holds a test tube of red liquid--presumably blood--up for analysis.

April 29, 2020 Story by Zoe Haggard / Contributing writer and data analyst The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee is 10,366 today after rising by 314. Davidson County reported 71 of the new cases. It continues to have the most number of cases–at 2,454–followed by Shelby County, which reported 56 new cases, …

MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced the cancellation of the May Commencement ceremony Wednesday afternoon, a move heavily predicted but no less dreaded by the MTSU community. “Following most recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Governor Lee regarding large group meetings, we must cancel our Spring Commencement Ceremonies, originally planned …

Story by Delaney Johnson/Contributing Writer “When I woke up the next day my phone was filled with messages from the other exchange students about how they had gotten an e-mail from our school in Norway asking us to come home, and I immediately freaked out. I knew that asking us to come home is not …