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Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines Story by Imaan Malik / Contributing Writer In July 2014, DKNY released a Ramadan collection designed specifically for Muslim women. Two months later, rising modeling star Mariah Idrissi was hired as H&M’s first hijab-wearing model. In January 2016, Nura Afia became the first Muslim ambassador for Cover Girl, …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines Story by Connor Burnard  President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 included budget cuts of 30 percent for the EPA and 22 percent for the USDA, as well as shrinkages of 16 percent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 15 percent for the US Geological Survey …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines Transgender: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Bible Belt: an area chiefly in the southern U.S. whose inhabitants are believed to hold uncritical allegiance to the literal accuracy …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines Story by Anthony Merriweather / Reporter In early September 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month delay, affecting approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants. Of those 800,000 immigrants, about 8,300 live and work legally in Tennessee with DACA status, according to …

Photo courtesy of the Sam Davis Home The 19th century plantation was home to the Davis family, known and named for Confederate soldier Sam Davis, who was hanged in 1863 by Union General Grenville Dodge after being charged as a spy. As a popular historic tourist destination in Smyrna opened in 1930, the Historic Sam …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines  It was a little past 9 o’clock on a September Monday night. The sky was painted coal-black and the temperature staggered at 70 degrees, and I was seeking an adrenaline rush. As I neared the gravel-filled curve to Dyer Street — a Rockvale Road just minutes outside of …