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Photo by William Green / MTSU Sidelines Story by William Green / Contributing Writer and Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Contributions by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor  On Wednesday, March 14, exactly one month after the infamous mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country participated in National School Walkout …

Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Kurdish activist Kasar Abdulla provided a lecture on the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in America and throughout the world on Monday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building as part of the spring 2018 weekly Honors Lecture Series. Abdulla’s lecture, titled “America’s First …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  While ideas such as first dates, making grades and watching TV may usually be at the forefront of any given highschooler’s mind, one unusual thought has made its way to thousands of young adults in America: guns. For Blackman High School sophomore Valentino Damico, 16, that thought isn’t …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Student, faculty and local union members have banded together at MTSU to raise awareness of a $3.5 million grant that they believe may be misleading and dangerous to university. In MTSU President Sidney McPhee’s State of the University address in January 2017, he announced that the university would …

Photo courtesy of The Tennessean Nashville Mayor Megan Barry pleaded guilty to felony theft of property over $10,000 and announced her formal resignation on Tuesday. The resignation and plea agreement come after Barry announced that she had engaged in an extramarital affair with former Metro Police Sgt. Robert Forrest, who was in charge of her …

Photo and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer Elyce Helford, an MTSU English professor, hosted a lecture on “the Noir Look” on Thursday at the Linebaugh Public Library. The lecture was a part of Helford’s “Introduction to Film Noir” series, in which Helford hosts a film screening and lecture every first Thursday of the month. …