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Photo Courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice Story by Kenya Anderson/Contributing Writer It’s obvious that COVID has changed the way moviegoers will experience the cinema for the foreseeable future. Movie theaters were once an escape from reality or a time for bonding between family and friends, but that “escape” will now contain added precautions to make sure …

Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of MTSU Due to students and other community members not adhering to Middle Tennessee State University’s social distancing guidelines, President Sidney McPhee imposed a two week moratorium on all non-academically related campus events and activities on Aug. 21. On Sept. 4, McPhee informed the student body that the …

Featured in Sidelines’ COVID-19 print edition Third-year MTSU student Hanan Beyene landed in Japan in mid-January while COVID-19 was only in the back of the minds of most Americans. Nearly two months later she was on a plane heading back to America due to growing concerns about coronavirus. As a global and religious studies double …

A table covered in post-it notes, pens, markers and tape.

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 …

Story by Nicole Alexander/ Contributing Writer As a Middle Tennessee State University freshman hoping to have a great “first-year experience,” the coronavirus threw my class, particularly those of us who live on campus, quite the curveball. Shortly after spring break, hundreds of students began vacating the residence halls. I elected to stay in my room …

a screenshot of the front page of Sidelines' COVID-19 print edition, showing Hanan Beyenne in Japan, and a chart of COVID-19 numbers,

Hello readers! With how crazy this semester has been, we at Sidelines were unable to provide you with your normal print editions: so we’ve come together with this semester’s final “print” edition as a special pdf format. Inside you will find stories about studying abroad amidst a pandemic, a student petition for a tuition refund, …