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Photo courtesy of Rhionna Sims Story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer  In the days of Gen X, Baby Boomers and other generations before them, having a child out of wedlock was considered such a scandalous affair that many young, pregnant girls were shunned from their communities. It was sinful, reckless and shameful in the …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steven Dickerson, two Tennessee Republicans, introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for the legalization of medical marijuana in the state. Specifically, the bill would only allow for the legalization of oil-based and manufactured products and would not authorize the sale of …

Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Archive Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced an “aggressive” and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee on Monday. The $30 million plan, titled “TN Together,” will focus on three components to fight against the epidemic: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. According to reports by the Tennessean, …

Photos and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Over 15,000 people marched through the streets of Nashville on Saturday in support of women’s rights, affordable health care and engagement in political activism during the “Women’s March 2.0.” The march was organized by Power Together TN, the Tennessee chapter of the nationwide Women’s March, one …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines  Coming out of the hard freeze of winter, baseball fans everywhere are slowly starting to come out of hibernation. In Murfreesboro, it’s been nearly eight months since fans saw the Blue Raiders take down Louisiana Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field to cap off the 2017 campaign. Fast forward …

Photos and story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer Protesters gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol before the first General Assembly meetings of the new year to bring attention to the state of health care in Tennessee Tuesday morning. The “Bring It Home: Dollars. Jobs. Health care!” campaign, created by the Tennessee Justice Center, a …