Posts in category

News

Local and state news from Sidelines staff and other sources


By Dylan Aycock, MTSU Sidelines Staff Writer Opening the door and looking inside, the sight of vintage hats, old-fashioned cameras and polished typewriters are reminiscent of a familiar place. The sound of creaking, wooden floors and a rustic aroma are soon replaced with friendly laughter and welcoming voices. After a few nostalgic moments, it becomes …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor Campus employees Paul and Marie Junkin spend the workday separately, but have spent life together for almost 48 years. “It’s just something that was meant to be,” 68-year-old Marie said about her husband. “I don’t know what else to say. We’re just supposed to be together.” The first thing she …

By Bailey Robbins Feature Editor ‘Tis the season for love. Or rather, ‘tis the season for lacing up a pair of tennis shoes and running to a serene place far, far away from all the love letters, heart-themed teddy bears and sweet-nothing inspired giggles that Valentine’s Day manages to bring along. Though Murfreesboro — which …

By Quint Qualls and E.R. West News Editor and Editor-in-chief Tony Rowland has not had running water in his Aspen Heights apartment for more than a week due to frozen pipes, yet the MTSU junior said his landlord has still billed him for using more water than tenants are allowed under the rental agreement. In …

By Bailey Robbins and Lindsay Frierson Features Editor and Contributing writer Briana Vito’s life was radically transformed with one phone call a little less than a year ago. “The day [the doctor] called me, they left me a message that [said], ‘Ms. Vito, you have to call us back,” she recalled. “And I’m thinking to …

By Bailey Robbins and Noel Heath Features Editors The wind roared past Haley McKinney, a nursing major and self-expressed adrenaline seeker, as she prepared to jump from a plane into the blue sky for the first time. “You scream, and then you realize you can’t hear yourself,” McKinney beamed, recalling that recent inaugural parachuting experience. …