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Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders softball team (23-10) beat the Tennessee State Tigers (3-29)  7-1 in a big victory on Tuesday night in at Blue Raider Softball Field. The Blue Raiders scored seven runs on 12 hits in the game, while TSU scored only one run on six hits. …

Photo courtesy of Variety Story by Lucas Kautzky / Contributing Writer  On Thursday, March 8, Donald Trump gathered representatives from the Entertainment Software Association, Parents Television Council and more at the White House to discuss the effects of violent video games on America’s youth. The meeting was, of course, in response to the tragic mass shooting …

Photos by Alexis Marshall / MTSU Sidelines Class was cancelled Thursday for History and Models of Journalism at the University of Malaga in southern Spain. My instructor, Laura Lopez, explained in the previous session that there would be a strike. I had seen the posters and heard a little buzz around my host campus, but …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (17-11, 9-6) beat the Charlotte Lady 49ers (12-15, 8-6) by a score of 54-53 on a poor shooting night for both teams. The Lady Raiders started the game slow, as they only scored five points in the first quarter on 7.7 percent shooting. The …

It’s been several days since the deadly shooting that occurred at Douglas High School in Florida. Since then, many prayers were lifted in name of the victims and those affected by the massacre, but many elected officials are still scratching their heads, pretending to believe that the issue of gun violence isn’t related to guns …

Photo courtesy of Sidelines Archives Exactly one year ago, I showed up at Middle Tennessee State University as a junior that wasn’t exactly sure what he was getting into. After spending most of 2016 as a rookie fireman, I quickly realized that my 300-pound frame wasn’t exactly built to withstand the physical requirements of the …