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Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple. Baker, a former MTSU student who put her college career on hold in 2016 to pursue one in the music industry, recently traveled to the university to …

Photo courtesy of Capitol Records Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer If there’s anyone who knows how to make an album, it’s Paul McCartney. A man who requires minimal introduction, McCartney’s 17th solo album, “Egypt Station,” is one that is both vulnerable and soul-warming. Leading up to its release, the three tracks that introduced …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  A lightning strike delayed Saturday’s season-opening contest between Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt for 21 minutes, but the only real storm that was brewing was the anticipation of the third and final chapter of the Brent Stockstill and Kyle Shurmur rivalry. The rival quarterbacks that are separated …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival had another successful turnout, hosting thousands of concert-goers and festival attendees from near and far in Manchester, Tennessee, this past weekend. Located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, thousands flock to the small Tennessee town to camp on the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines This Middle Tennessee Blue Raider soccer team (3-5, 0-1) can easily be summed up as very young and inexperienced. During the early part of this season, the Blue Raiders have struggled to get any momentum going. Up to this point, this season has not been very successful, …

Photo and story by Ethan Clark / Contributing Writer Members of Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association met Thursday afternoon in the Parliamentary Room of the Student Union Building to discuss plans to to make the organization more connected and accountable to the student body. The meeting’s first proposed resolution, introduced by Sen. Nathan …