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Photos and story by Andrew Miles / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment Ken Paulson organized the 20th annual “Freedom Sings” music show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville Thursday night, connecting music with meaning to standing up for the freedoms of the First Amendment. Freedom Sings is an organization …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson testified in front of a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to provide expertise on First Amendment rights and issues on college campuses. While the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, has considered taking action to prevent censorship …

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Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU was issued the poorest rating for student free-speech rights by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as, FIRE, on Nov. 1. FIRE is a non-profit organization with the mission to defend the individual rights of students on college campuses. According to FIRE’s website, the rights that the …

The Constitution Day, September 17, is the anniversary of the day in 1787 when the United States Constitution was signed. Though the Bill of Rights was not ratified until 1791, Sidelines will be breaking down one of the first ten amendments each day between now and September 17. The Amendment: Congress shall make no law …

The current discussion on changing the name of Forrest Hall and the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag are both crucial ones to be had. However, the arguments are primarily centered around the question, “is it right or wrong,” when we need to be asking about the rights of the people and organizations donning these flags/titles. To …

Two journalists and a St. Louis alderman will host a free public forum in Tucker Theater on Feb. 10 to discuss the reporting process behind the death of Michael Brown and the riots following. David Carson, a photographer and videographer will join USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor and St. Louis alderman Antonio French in addressing …