Story by Jake Fink / Contributing Writer Fans have returned to the campus of MTSU as football opens its doors at Floyd Stadium despite safety measures and general unease about the virus to watch and support the Blue Raiders in the last two weeks. But while the tough regimen to keep players safe from the …

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Story by Caroline Culver/ Contributing Writer The sun shines down brightly, and the wind whips through a parking lot filled with only four cars. Soon, there will be more. It’s April 21, a Tuesday, and four pre-K teachers and assistants gather in the front parking lot of their Ashland City, Tennessee elementary school. East Cheatham …

Photo and Story by Kenya Anderson/Contributing Writer When most people think about essential jobs, they often think about doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, truck drivers or postal workers. But other professions are unspoken heroes too, such as early childhood educators. Without them, some essential workers wouldn’t even be able to go to work. For many …

Photo Courtesy of Mindful.org Story by Felicia Parks/Contributing Writer The mind is the most powerful tool you have at your disposal. During this time of stress and uncertainty in the face of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we take necessary steps to be sure we are maintaining our mental health. Jessica …

Story by Madeline Portilla/Contributing Writer On March 17th, just days after MTSU announced the transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTSU senior Elijah Dangerfield created a Change.org petition calling for partial tuition reimbursement for the Spring 2020 semester. That petition now has almost 4,000 signatures. The petition, entitled “(MTSU) Partial tuition …

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Story by Ally Vaupel/ Contributing Writer All MTSU students are taking on-line classes now as a precaution against spreading the COVID-19 virus. This change to online learning has come with chaos for students and professors, especially the hands-on lab courses. Professors knew this change was not going to be easy, but after three weeks on …