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“What’s funny is that I wasn’t too involved,” says Andrew George with a smile, referring to his first year at MTSU. It’s funny because George, 22, a senior marketing major from Smyrna, is saying this from behind a tidy desk that furnishes his own office on the third floor of the Student Union Building. It’s …

Homecoming at MTSU will take place October 18, coinciding with the Blue Riders’ game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers. “Homecoming is really just a welcome back for all MTSU’s alumni,” said Gabrielle Woodland, the Student Government Association’s Vice President of Campus Relations. She called the college tradition “one of the first huge …

An MTSU Student reported a sexual assault last night in an unidentified campus building after the first day of classes, according to a press release by the university. The female student reported the assault to employees at Saint Thomas Rutherford hospital. Those caregivers reported the student’s allegations to MTSU police, the release said. The student has not …

Nearly 80,000 people will converge on Manchester, Tenn., this week for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.(Craig Sanders/MTSU Sidelines).

By Max Smith and Daniel Jansouzian Sidelines News Editors The city of Manchester  can expect its population to swell by a factor of eight this weekend as the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival returns to the Coffee County city for its 13th year. Eighty-thousand music fans are expected to converge from around the world …

Two of the four lion sculptures on display outside the MTSU University Honors college in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

One of the six lion statues that decorate the walkways of the University Honors College has been missing since May 6, according to MTSU police. The stone sculpture is a member of a set of identical lions and is valued at about $300. The set was donated to the college by its dean, Dr. John …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor It was no different than any camping trip of the past. All the sights, sounds and smells were the same. Birds sang from tree branches as the smoke from a campfire wove into the fresh, spring air. The world was oblivious to what would happen next; when the life of …