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Photo and Story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer  As part of National Women’s History Month, students and community members attended a screening of “RBG,” a documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom. There was a screening at 2 p.m., as well as …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines A bill that would establish polling places on institutions of higher education in Tennessee has been introduced in the General Assembly, with multiple MTSU representatives playing key roles in the formation of the proposal. London Lamar, the youngest female representative in Tennessee, has introduced HB0554, which would require …

Photos and Story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer  Visitors and vendors gathered at MTSU’s Livestock Center for the Heart of Tennessee Aviculture Society Exotic Bird and Pet Expo Saturday and Sunday. The semi-annual event, hosted by the Heart of Tennessee Aviculture Society, featured exotic birds and other animals for sale from both in-state and …

Photos and Story by Desiree Masencup / Contributing Writer  The Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students hosted ‘Scaling the Glass Ceiling,” a panel discussion addressing gender equality, on Thursday. The panel was comprised of Heather Adams, CEO of Choice Media and Entertainment; Dia Cirillo, president of the American …

Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Police An investigation is underway into the late Tuesday night vandalism of a Confederate statue on Murfreesboro’s public square. The statue, which serves as a memorial for Confederate solders who died in battles around Rutherford County, is located on the square next to the old courthouse. The words “murderer,” “coward” and …

Photos by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines National Women’s History Month kicked off to a great start Tuesday evening during the Opening Ceremony in the Student Union Ballroom, thanks to the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff and the community. The ceremony featured extraordinary live music, performed in honor of Aretha Franklin, who is featured on …