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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 …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy via MTSU The Student Government Association is the middleman between students and Middle Tennessee State University Administration. When campus closed in March, activities and events came to a halt. SGA was no exception to the standstill of organizational business. The goal for SGA is to create …

Story by Bruce Good / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of MTSU The Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University will be a virtual host for two lecture series this semester. The pair of lecture series are: “Civic Virtue,” coordinated by Honors College Professor Mary Evins and Honors College Associate Dean Philip Phillips, and “Images and …

Boom. The explosion from the detonated underwater mine blew a hole in the ship and split it in two. The LST-523, a 328-foot-long, brand-new American ship that was less than a year old, began to immediately sink. On top of the deck, four men were sitting inside the cab of a transport truck. The boat …

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 …

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, …