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Video by Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief and Caleb Revill / News Editor U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn traveled to MTSU Wednesday to speak with Sidelines about the issues she hopes to address if elected. Blackburn, a Republican, has served as the U.S. representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district since 2003. Last year, she announced her …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Nicholas Lester / Contributing Writer Calling all film enthusiasts: the moment you’ve been awaiting has arrived. That’s right, the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday. And while you still have over a month to wait for Oscar Sunday — the awards will be held on March 4, …

Photo by Leon Alligood / Sidelines Adviser  MTSU journalism students attended the 31st Southeast Journalism Conference at the University of Mississippi over the weekend. Along with the nine individual awards earned by MTSU students, “Sidelines” placed 2nd for Best College Newspaper and 5th for Onsite Championship Team. College students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North …

Photo courtesy of Def Jam Records Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer Sean Anderson, known more popularly as “Big Sean,” has seen his fair share of ups and downs since he first appeared on the big stage as a 2010 XXL Freshman. While many would acknowledge that he was talented, critics often criticized Sean …

Photo by Connor Burnard Story by Robin Duff / Contributing writer  Bill Adair, founder and contributing editor of the fact-checking website PolitiFact, spoke to a standing room only crowd on Thursday. The talk, titled “Pants on Fire: A Fact-Checker’s Tales from the 2016 Election,” focused on the rise of fact-checking and its evolution since PolitiFact …

Photo by Emily Austin / Sidelines Archive In an effort to create a better quality environment for fitness, the MTSU Recreation Center has started off the spring semester with some recent improvements to their facilities including new equipment, classes and a fitness app. “Students have been asking for music in the weight room, so we’ve …