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Featured in Sidelines’ COVID-19 print edition Third-year MTSU student Hanan Beyene landed in Japan in mid-January while COVID-19 was only in the back of the minds of most Americans. Nearly two months later she was on a plane heading back to America due to growing concerns about coronavirus. As a global and religious studies double …

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Story by Caroline Culver/ Contributing Writer The sun shines down brightly, and the wind whips through a parking lot filled with only four cars. Soon, there will be more. It’s April 21, a Tuesday, and four pre-K teachers and assistants gather in the front parking lot of their Ashland City, Tennessee elementary school. East Cheatham …

a screenshot of the front page of Sidelines' COVID-19 print edition, showing Hanan Beyenne in Japan, and a chart of COVID-19 numbers,

Hello readers! With how crazy this semester has been, we at Sidelines were unable to provide you with your normal print editions: so we’ve come together with this semester’s final “print” edition as a special pdf format. Inside you will find stories about studying abroad amidst a pandemic, a student petition for a tuition refund, …

Photo and Story by Kenya Anderson/Contributing Writer When most people think about essential jobs, they often think about doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, truck drivers or postal workers. But other professions are unspoken heroes too, such as early childhood educators. Without them, some essential workers wouldn’t even be able to go to work. For many …

Story by Madeline Portilla/Contributing Writer On March 17th, just days after MTSU announced the transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTSU senior Elijah Dangerfield created a Change.org petition calling for partial tuition reimbursement for the Spring 2020 semester. That petition now has almost 4,000 signatures. The petition, entitled “(MTSU) Partial tuition …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Blue Raider Athletics Every year, the June Anderson Center for Women and Non-traditional Students hosts the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event to promote awareness for dating and domestic violence. This year, they’re doing it a little bit differently. JAC Director Maigan Wipfli encourages …