Thursday, September 16 2021

It’s been

204 days

Since Sidelines issued an open letter to state officials, including the Tennessee Historical Commission, to change the name of Forrest Hall.

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News

Story by Peyton Tranas | Core Writer When events began to be re-planned and put on schedules again, the world was under the assumption the pandemic would be significantly better, if not gone. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, but entertainment workers have to be able to get back to work. Venue workers and …

Cover photo by Bill Lickman | Photographer Twenty years ago, four planes were commandeered by terrorists and crashed into iconic sites in America: the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth plane also crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Much like the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels President Joe Biden announced on Thursday his newest effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The plan included a vaccine requirement for all federal employees and contractors, with limited exceptions. In addition, private businesses with more than 100 employees must now require vaccines or …

Blue Raider Sports

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer “One of your goals is to win the conference,” said Blue Raiders head football coach Rick Stockstill at a press conference on Monday. “There’s nothing more important than conference play.” For Stockstill and his players, the goal is clear and very optimistic. Last season, Stockstill and MTSU went …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s (1-1, 0-0 Conference USA) second outing of the season was a devastating but predictable tale of two halves. The Raiders put up a good fight early on but fell 35-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) as the game clock …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer A crowded, roaring stadium. An upset against a top-10 team. A swift ascent to the top of the Coastal division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.   Virginia Tech (1-0) stole the show last week in Blacksburg as college football teams across the country made their season debuts. Can Middle …

Lifestyles

Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Elise Carter | Contributing Photographer Wednesday, September 8 marks the first of a new monthly tradition: Mental Health Wednesdays. Students get to hang out and pet some adorable therapy animals. The pets were on Main Street in the John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.  The four dogs were: Roger, Zoey, Judy, …

Story and Photos by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Todd Art Gallery hosts oil painting exhibit, “Summer Noise” from the University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Art.  The exhibit was created exclusively by professor of painting at UTK, Jered Sprecher. It will be in the Todd Art Gallery at Todd Hall from August 23, to …

Story by Peyton Tranas / Contributing Writer Now that the summer is nearly over, we finally have a finalized lineup of the best songsand albums to come out of it. It seems that this summer’s playlists were dominated by Gen Ztalents. Here are some of the best music moments from Summer 2021. “SOUR” by Olivia …

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