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2019-2020 Editor-in-Chief Angele Latham stands on the MTSU seal wearing a graduation cap and boxing gloves.

Featured in the COVID-19 edition of Sidelines.  “Feminists are men-haters. They just want special treatment.”  “Environmentalists are all liberals.”  “They’re illegal aliens! They should go back where they came from.”  “English is America’s language—stop putting Spanish on products.”  “Was Obama even born here?”  “Stop asking for handouts. It’s not the government’s fault you’re poor.”  “Well …

A table covered in post-it notes, pens, markers and tape.

Story by Caroline Culver/ Contributing Writer The sun shines down brightly, and the wind whips through a parking lot filled with only four cars. Soon, there will be more. It’s April 21, a Tuesday, and four pre-K teachers and assistants gather in the front parking lot of their Ashland City, Tennessee elementary school. East Cheatham …

a screenshot of the front page of Sidelines' COVID-19 print edition, showing Hanan Beyenne in Japan, and a chart of COVID-19 numbers,

Hello readers! With how crazy this semester has been, we at Sidelines were unable to provide you with your normal print editions: so we’ve come together with this semester’s final “print” edition as a special pdf format. Inside you will find stories about studying abroad amidst a pandemic, a student petition for a tuition refund, …

Story by Madeline Portilla/Contributing Writer On March 17th, just days after MTSU announced the transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTSU senior Elijah Dangerfield created a Change.org petition calling for partial tuition reimbursement for the Spring 2020 semester. That petition now has almost 4,000 signatures. The petition, entitled “(MTSU) Partial tuition …

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 …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Blue Raider Athletics Every year, the June Anderson Center for Women and Non-traditional Students hosts the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event to promote awareness for dating and domestic violence. This year, they’re doing it a little bit differently. JAC Director Maigan Wipfli encourages …