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Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Breast cancer is a disease that alters the lives of roughly 250,000 women in America and will take the lives of around 42,000 of those women each year. While it is uncommon, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, “About 1 out of every …

Story and photos by Madelyn Williams / Contributing Writer MoreTreeBoro is an organization created by Molly Taylor-Poleskey, assistant professor in the Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University. The goal of this organization is to plant more trees and protect existing trees in Murfreesboro. This aids in both the beautification of the city as …

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 by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer The Taliban, an extremist Islamic group who ruled most of Afghanistan until ousted by U.S.-led forces after the 9/11 attacks, has taken over Afghanistan once again. The group previously ruled under a harsh interpretation of the Quran and often used violence to enforce it. In addition, the Taliban harbored …

Story by Cassie Sistoso / Assitant News Editor Photo via MTSU The 2021 fall semester at Middle Tennessee State University has just begun, and it is safe to say that although COVID-19 is still a present aspect of campus life, things still look very different from last year. With a university mask mandate still in …