Friday, November 26 2021

It’s been

275 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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MT Lambda honors Transgender Day of Remembrance during the Deadliest Year on Record for Trans People

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MTSU Japan Club Hosts Multicultural Potluck

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Blue Raiders fall short in home finale

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News

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer In recent years, there has been a rise in sex trafficking in Middle Tennessee. Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. A U.S. Department of State fact sheet from January defined sex trafficking as “the range of activities involved when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion …

Story by Elisha Nelson, Contributing Writer Photo by Jonathan Salazar, Photographer Sports gambling is becoming popular among college students with the 2019 passage of the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act, which legalized online sports betting in the state. Britton Barnette, a junior majoring in journalism with a concentration in sports media, said he bets on three …

Story by Kailee Shores / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees held a committee meeting on Tuesday to prepare for the December board meeting. The Academic Affairs, Student Life and Athletics committee discussed and approved a new Master of Science in Data Science degree, expedited tenure for the Department of Communication …

Blue Raider Sports

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (5-6, 3-4 C-USA) dropped their final game at home to Old Dominion (5-6, 4-3 C-USA) on Saturday after their late-game effort was stopped short. Freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato started once again for the injured Chase Cunningham, with the Blue Raiders offense looking to capitalize …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders are a step away from their first bowl appearance since 2018, and on Saturday they could make that happen with a win over Old Dominion in its final home game. After the Monarch’s newfound success with QB Hayden Wolff with wins over Florida International (47-24) …

Story by Britton Barnette / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders overcome a tough shooting night to topple Winthrop’s defense. Beginning their season with three straight wins for only the third time in the past eleven years, the Blue Raiders came from behind to take down Winthrop 76-65. The Blue Raiders struggled to find their three-point …

Lifestyles

Story by Sam Long | Assistant Editor Photos courtesy of MT Lambda Instagram page The small crowd gathered in the glow of the pink, blue and white lights in front of the Student Union building, huddling together to keep from the bite of the late-November cold.  As the somber quiet began to settle, Dr. Marisa …

Story and Photos by Colby Turner | Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Japan Club hosted a Thanksgiving potluck last Friday where members in attendance were encouraged to bring food from any culture they wished. MTSU’s Japan Club, which has been operating for nearly three years, is a club dedicated to the celebration and appreciation …

Story by Elise Sandlin, Contributing Writer Photo by Bill Lickman, Photographer Every autumn, deciduous trees shed their leaves to prepare for winter, but the biological process behind the pretty change of colors is more complicated than you think. It’s a chemical process that begins as trees sense a change in the seasons. During the warm …

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