Story by Jamie Sontany / Contributing Writer Photo by Toriana Williams / News Editor Middle Tennessee State University held its Suicide Prevention Mental Health and Wellness Virtual Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Hosted by Counseling Services counselors as well as staff from the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, the fair featured presentations …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo via Google The Federal Government Education Department finalized the changes to the Title IX Policy and have been put into place since Aug. 14. “Our updated policy meets the new requirements of the federal regulations. The policy requires a member of the University community to file a …

Photos courtesy of MTSU President Sidney McPhee, of Middle Tennessee State University, has decided it is in MTSU’s staff and student body’s best interest to cancel the 2021 Spring Break. “As we continue to extend our efforts to mitigate COVID-19 risks on campus, our attention now must also turn to the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. …

Photo via Pexels Monday afternoon, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that he will be lifting the mask mandate on Tuesday, eight days ahead of schedule. The face covering order went into effect on July 22 and was scheduled to end on Sept. 30. Instead, it will end on Tuesday at 5 p.m. In a …

Story and photo by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer The Trump Administrations announced that it will begin banning the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat after national-security concerns. WeChat will be prohibited indefinitely and users will not be allowed to download or update TikTok. TikTok is a social network for sharing user-generated videos, mostly of people …

Story by Darby McCarthy / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels   The COVID pandemic has produced an era of security in testing, but tests aren’t foolproof. They can tell you the opposite of what is true. Consequently, a person with symptoms who is told they’re negative risks infecting family and friends because they didn’t consider …