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Photo and story by Savannah Meade / Contributing Writer  Keven Lewis, an MTSU liberal arts master’s student, provided the “Tennovation Keynote” address for the LGBT+ College Conference at the James Union Building Thursday. The address was based on a paper that Lewis wrote at MTSU, which is titled “Standing on Holy Ground: An Argument for …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  While ideas such as first dates, making grades and watching TV may usually be at the forefront of any given highschooler’s mind, one unusual thought has made its way to thousands of young adults in America: guns. For Blackman High School sophomore Valentino Damico, 16, that thought isn’t …

Photos courtesy of Mariana Cruzada Story by Ben Shaw / Contributing Writer When Orlando residents Mariana and Joel Cruzada saw Hurricane Irma barreling across the Atlantic heading straight for Florida, they knew evacuation was a necessity.  Their three children, Elijah, 16, Mahri, 13, and Sari, 10, have a rare genetic disorder called Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, which causes abnormal pancreatic development and …

Photo and Story by Sara Wylie Helton / Contributing Writer While much of Florida is suffering from hurricanes, several MTSU students here in Tennessee are in limbo, waiting to see what happens to their home state and those in it. Will Mitchell, a redshirt freshman running back on the MTSU football team, is from Jacksonville …

Photo by Max Smith/ Sidelines Archives Story by Steve Barnum and Emily Neal/ Staff Writers MTSU is home to about 1,000 men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces during their lives, according to MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center. Below, are the stories from two of MTSU’s student …