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Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU hosted the first Preview Day of the 2018-19 school year on Saturday. Conducted by the Department of Admissions, the event allows prospective students to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff and learn about numerous academic departments. After gathering in the Student Union Ballroom, the large …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News On a cloudy December afternoon near the end of the semester, the 10 trustees, who guide major policy decisions at MTSU, met inside the Student Union Building for their fourth board meeting of the semester. It was the year’s final quarterly meeting for MTSU’s Board of Trustees, one that MTSU …

Updated at 4:51 p.m. on Oct. 27 : Sidelines incorrectly reported that Murfreesboro Loves plans to attend the rally on the Murfreesboro Square on Saturday. Sidelines regrets the error.  Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  On Saturday, Oct. 28, the League of the South, a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group, will be gathering …

Photo by Caleb Revill / Reporter Heroes were honored and the perished weren’t forgotten at MTSU’s third 9/11 Observance Ceremony on Monday morning. The memorial was hosted outside of the Tom H. Jackson Building by MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, an on-campus institution that helps student veterans to study and …

Photo by Kevin Martin / Contributing Photographer What a time to be a Blue Raider fan. With their 83-72 win over Marshall University on Saturday night, Middle Tennessee won their second consecutive Conference-USA title and punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. President Sydney McPhee is proud of how far this university has come: From …

Photo by Susan Black Steen  Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order permanently barring Syrian refugees from entry to the United States and a temporary 12o-day ban on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, seven predominantly Muslim countries, garnering the nickname of a “Muslim ban.” The travel ban is …