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Story by Stephanie Hall | Contributing Writer Photos by Darwin Alberto | Photographer The pandemic has caused the worst blood shortage in a decade. There was a 62% decrease in college and high school blood drives starting in 2020. Students made up ~25% of blood donors in 2019, compared to the ~10% during the pandemic. …

On Tuesday at 6:51 p.m., President Sidney McPhee informed Middle Tennessee State University students that masks are no longer required inside campus facilities. In an email, McPhee stated, “Your continued vigilance contributed to the decline in recorded cases we now see in our county and state.” After a significant spike in mid-September, Rutherford County’s seven-day average has …

Styles mid-performance Story and Photos by Morgan Baker | Contributing Writer Imagine a packed sports arena full of masked up and vaccinated concertgoers. The British superstar Harry Styles performed a sold-out concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Oct. 1 as a part of the long-awaited “Love on Tour.” To attend the concerts, necessary precautions …

Story by Cassie Sistoso / Assitant News Editor Photos via MTSU On Thursday, Middle Tennessee State University’s MT Engage hosted a variety of events for “Communities Surviving Together: Communicating and Working for Social and Racial Justice During a Pandemic.” One of which is a panel event of local activists in the Middle Tennessee area that …

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 …

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 …