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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 …

If you are a student and seek counseling or health services through your university, your medical records may not be protected by typical medical-privacy laws. Students enrolled in post-secondary educational institutions should make sure they understand the basics of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as the …

By Joseph Stokes and Christof Fehrman When we learned that Alberto Gonzales would be speaking to MTSU students on how to have a successful legal career, we were disgusted.  The former U.S. Attorney General (and previously legal counsel to President George W. Bush) not only set up the legal framework and justification for the torture …

By Blake Jennings, Staff Writer U2 is a band that has been on the verge of musical self-satire for a while now. Bono especially has always seemed keenly aware of the caricature that people have carved out for him—as that flag-waving, purple-shades-wearing, philanthropic mast-head of excessive arena-rock and self-importance. U2 has always suffered from taking …

While the firestorm rains down upon Roger Goodell for the mishandling of Ray Rice’s punishment for the assault of his then-fiancé, I can’t help to wonder if fans and critics have any idea just how often these sad occurrences happen within the NFL. The league has a bleak history of domestic violence and inconsistent-at-best punishment …

Written by Sidelines Staff Report Emily West Editor-in-chief   You have college at your fingertips. You can major and do anything. Never take 18 hours, ever; take a class just for fun; cherish the time with your friends; make older friends. Never let your age stop you from getting involved. Don’t take yourself too seriously, …