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Photo by Meagan White / MTSU Sidelines Archive MTSU President Sidney McPhee and other MTSU representatives will be testifying before the Tennessee Historical Commission on Friday in hopes that the commission will grant the university’s petition for waiver to change the name of Forrest Hall. The hearing will be held in the William R. Snodgrass …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, Rep. John DeBerry introduced a controversial bill that proposed a ban on fraternities and sororities on Tennessee campuses. Since the bill’s introduction, DeBerry has said that the legislation was misunderstood and that the ban was simply the “start of a conversation.” MTSU Greek …

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 …