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Nathan Watkins, the losing candidate in the recent Student Government Association presidential race, believes his campaign may have been upended by social media reports that he made racial remarks while campaigning. Watkins, a sophomore, denies making any such comments and alleges the posts that accuse him of racist language come from a friend of Courtney …

Two constitution-altering Student Government Association bills were passed after a campus-wide vote, according to an email sent on behalf of Danny Kelly, the MTSU SGA faculty adviser. The email, sent out on Thursday, explains that whenever changes are proposed to the SGA constitution, SGA is required to notify the entire student body and allow them …

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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  As the new year rolled in, so did new free speech protections for students and faculty on campuses across Tennessee. On May 9, 2017, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the Campus Free Speech Protection Act, a piece of legislation meant to ensure that free speech would be upheld …

Photo by Chris Curtis / Sidelines Archive Growing up, Student Government Association Sen. Abbigail Thomson loved going to Middle Tennessee State University basketball games. “I got to attend countless MTSU athletic events each year,” Thomson said. “My favorite, though, were the women’s basketball games. My little sister and I were fortunate enough to watch Tina …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor MTSU’s Student Government Association Senate held its final meeting of the semester on Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom, capping off a session that President Courtney Brandon said was marked by unity among senators. “I think us working together worked really well,” Brandon said. “We probably wouldn’t …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Story by Ethan Clark / Contributing Writer The Student Government Association met Thursday afternoon to discuss upcoming events and bills planned for this semester. With elections for Homecoming King and Queen starting Monday, details were finalized as several SGA members in the Homecoming Committee pitched their ideas …