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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, …

Story by Madeline Portilla/Contributing Writer On March 17th, just days after MTSU announced the transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTSU senior Elijah Dangerfield created a Change.org petition calling for partial tuition reimbursement for the Spring 2020 semester. That petition now has almost 4,000 signatures. The petition, entitled “(MTSU) Partial tuition …

Story by Jasmine Crawford/ Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University students have a new tool to contact employers and apply for internships, jobs and career-related events. Handshake, a career networking site made for emerging professionals, is a new service and is now available for log-on to all students here, free. “Students can log onto Handshake …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Blue Raider Athletics Every year, the June Anderson Center for Women and Non-traditional Students hosts the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event to promote awareness for dating and domestic violence. This year, they’re doing it a little bit differently. JAC Director Maigan Wipfli encourages …

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Story by Ally Vaupel/ Contributing Writer All MTSU students are taking on-line classes now as a precaution against spreading the COVID-19 virus. This change to online learning has come with chaos for students and professors, especially the hands-on lab courses. Professors knew this change was not going to be easy, but after three weeks on …