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Vape shops are like the new Walgreens: there seems to be a shop selling the electronic cigarettes on every corner. In Murfreesboro alone, there are 16 vape stores; in Nashville, there are at least 37. They are quickly becoming a hangout equivalent to bars or hookah lounges, as they’re a popular spot for groups to …

By Ashley Coker / Staff Writer The number of students visiting college counseling centers has increased 29.6 percent over the last six years, according to a 2015 report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH). The CCMH, housed at Penn State University, collected data from 139 college counseling centers across the country during the …

Tobacco and marijuana have been aspects of the “college experience” for decades, despite the efforts of lawmakers and university faculty. Even with the ban of all tobacco products and the illegal status of marijuana, the use of both substances still occurs on the MTSU campus. The Core Drug and Alcohol Survey, conducted on the MTSU …

While it’s logical for me to write about the danger of drugs due to the content of this edition, there’s a bigger problem looming over people our age that we need to talk about: voting. Early voting ends Nov. 3 and, by the time this newspaper lands on the rack, there will only 12 days …

Cover image by Samantha Wycoff/ Design Editor  Boasting the title of the oldest LGBT+ college campus organization in Tennessee, MT Lambda has been serving MTSU students and faculty for 28 years. Formed as a response to homophobic and derogatory articles written by a Sidelines student writer in 1988, Lambda has proven to be a bastion …

Cover image by Samantha Wycoff/ Design Editor  Female professors at MTSU and across the state are paid significantly less than their male counterparts and are less likely to advance in rank. With the help of MTSU data journalism professor Ken Blake, Sidelines surveyed the most recent (March 2016) Tennessee Board of Regents salary numbers for …