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Story by Hannah Plunkett / Contributing Writer “What we have seen is that the mental health needs of students have increased during the pandemic. Students are struggling during the pandemic primarily with depression and anxiety.” Virginia Lowery, LPC-MHSP, MTSU Counseling ServiceS Stressors are high and rising due to the pandemic sweeping the world, leaving chaos …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are being sent out around the world, but new variants of the virus have confused the Center for Disease Control and companies making new vaccines. The community, state and world have seen the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases since March. Middle Tennessee State University’s …

Story by Makala Greene, Nick Surratt, Melanie Rodriguez and Terica Black / Contributing Writers Cover photo by Joshua Blake / Contributing Photographer Casting a ballot for the first time should be memorable. Luckily, the 2020 election cycle will be unforgettable. There’s great division in the country between political parties. This fall has followed a summer …

In 2000, the headline on The Tennessean had the race between George Bush and former Vice President Al Gore as too close to call. A winner was not declared until December when the Supreme Court decided a recount in Florida was unnecessary. Story by Sam War and Kristi Jones / Contributing Writers Election fraud conspiracy …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Rutherford County recorded its highest seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in six weeks on Tuesday, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County have continued to rise this past week, with its current seven-day moving average of 150 …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Increasing coronavirus infection rates continue to impact Rutherford County and surrounding areas, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. Earlier this month, new COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County began to climb after plateauing in September. Since Oct. 14, the county’s number …