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Story by Morgan Baker / Contributing Writer Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Middle Tennessee State University is set to receive a total of $51,043,433 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide students with emergency grants. This federal funding comes as a third installment as a part of the American …

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, …

Photo via Pexels For decades, Sidelines, students and the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University have fought for equality and equity for African American students. In 1968, Sidelines published a guest column from Sylvester Brooks, a Black student from Memphis, Tennessee, titled ”Dixie: What Does It Mean?” In this column, Brooks discussed the usage of …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Jonathan Trundle / MTSU Photography Professor After many events were postponed due to COVID-19, Bonnaroo was canceled due to Hurricane Ida’s effects on the music festival’s grounds. Bonnaroo’s dates were set as Sept. 2 through Sept. 5; However, the torrential rains flooded the grounds.  Before the …

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 Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via MTSU On Monday, Middle Tennessee State University kicked off their second week by showing students their on-campus resources in the Student Union Atrium between 11 am and 2 pm.  MTSU Connection Point makes it a point to ensure that students are aware of the free services …