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Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of a rape outside the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Maple Avenue Monday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report. The victim, an MTSU student, reported to police that they were raped Monday night by a male suspect in the cab …

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Photo by David Taylor / MTSU Sidelines Archive  Story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer  MTSU has received a three-year grant to implement a program to enable university personnel and students to identify possible mental health problems in their peers and point them to available resources. The grant, worth over $365,000, is funded by the …

Photo courtesy of the Satanic Collective / Twitter Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer  In a surprise twist fit for the month of Halloween, a new organization has come to MTSU: the Satanic Collective, a group of student Satanists, occultists and other practitioners of “alternative religion.” While the name often brings to mind images …

Photo and story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer  F. Lee Bailey, a lawyer known for his defense of O. J. Simpson and work in other high-profile cases, spoke at MTSU in the Honors Building on Wednesday. Bailey discussed the hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, how to be a good lawyer and his …

Photo and story by Travis Cameron / Contributing Writer Former Tennessee Governor and Senate hopeful Phil Bredesen paid a visit to Beckman’s Prescription Shop in Murfreesboro on Wednesday to discuss his plan for affordable prescription drugs with shop owners and customers inside the store. Bredesen said pharmaceutical companies charge exorbitant prices in the United States …

Updated on Oct. 17, 2018 at 12:14 p.m.: The original article incorrectly stated that the suspension dates were Oct. 19 to Oct. 20. The correct dates are Oct. 19 to Oct. 30. Sidelines regrets the error. Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee will be suspended for two …