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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 …

Photo and story by Amber Cetinel / Contributing Writer Religious leaders in Murfreesboro gathered at MTSU’s Tucker Theater Tuesday evening to discuss safety measures for their places of worship with representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The “Protecting Places of Worship Security Forum” aimed to address faith-based leaders’ concerns about targeted hate …

Photos and Story by Carla Hicks/ Contributing Writer MTSU ‘s Iota Mu Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity held the much anticipated annual “Stepping For A Cure” at Tucker Theatre Friday. The step show was held to benefit the organization March of Dimes, which works to raise money to “expand programs and educate medical …

Photo and Story by Taylor Blanch / Contributing Writer Local nonprofit Archie’s Promise held its annual $25 Prom Dress Event at the Archie and Idalene Formal Shoppe Saturday to help give back to the community and help young girls feel beautiful for such a formal event at just a fraction of the cost. Archie’s Promise, …

Graphic by DeAnna Black / MTSU Sidelines As the city of Murfreesboro continues to expand and evolve, officials say that unintended consequences come with the changing landscape. Namely, as the population of ‘boro dwellers grows, as does the homeless issue in the city. Bill Kraus, the executive director of the Housing, Health and Human Services …

Photos and Story by Seth Whitehead/ Contributing Writer Two virtual displays in the MTSU Walker Library’s Makerspace are celebrating Black History Month by educating users about the civil rights movement and telling of the accomplishments of MTSU track and field coach Dean Hayes. The Makerspace is an area on the second floor of the library …