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Photo and story by Brandon  Donoho / Contributing Writer Eugene Rogan, a professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford and director of the Middle East Center at St. Antony’s College at Oxford, gave this semester’s Strickland Visiting Scholar Lecture Thursday night. The Strickland Visiting Scholar Program is an opportunity for scholars with …

Photos and story by Sergio Pacheco / Contributing Writer  Middle Tennessee State University’s Indian Cultural Exchange hosted an event called Diwali Ki Raat Friday night. Diwali, a popular Hindu festival, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Priya Patel, the vice president, said, “This is our first big …

Photo by Enrique Geronimo / MTSU Sidelines Story by Tayla Courage / Contributing Writer  An American Sign Language course, the first ever offered on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, is winding down with 20 students. In fact, it’s been so popular that another session was scheduled to begin after students return from fall break. When the class was …

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer “Who are the most fearful people? (Those) with passports, or without?” These pointed words – met with a round of applause – came from none other than Rick Steves, an award-winning travel author, activist and television host as he spoke at the MTSU Student Union Ballroom …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer On Wednesday, residents of Lyon Hall, a residence hall on MTSU’s campus, received an alert regarding a disturbing threat from an unknown source. A hallway bulletin board on the third floor of the building, originally displaying the simple phrase “Before I graduate…” …

Students and Murfreesboro residents line up outside the voting polls.

Photos and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU students and Murfreesboro residents flocked to the polls as the Nov. 6 Election Day got underway. With seemingly endless lines of people waiting to cast their ballots, there was hope for an influential voter turnout.  In an effort to encourage better student voter turnout, the MTSU …