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On Tuesday at 6:51 p.m., President Sidney McPhee informed Middle Tennessee State University students that masks are no longer required inside campus facilities. In an email, McPhee stated, “Your continued vigilance contributed to the decline in recorded cases we now see in our county and state.” After a significant spike in mid-September, Rutherford County’s seven-day average has …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels President Joe Biden announced on Thursday his newest effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The plan included a vaccine requirement for all federal employees and contractors, with limited exceptions. In addition, private businesses with more than 100 employees must now require vaccines or …

Photo via MTSU Early this summer, Middle Tennessee State University students felt comfortable returning to school since the pandemic’s end was in sight. However, the Delta variant became more prominent, and the number of positive COVID-19 cases rose worldwide and in Rutherford county, thus sending MTSU a few steps back. At the beginning of August, …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Photo via Toriana Williams / News Editor After being postponed several times, Bonnaroo will take place, along with new vaccine and mask mandates. Last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic was relatively new, the Bonnaroo festival was postponed from its original June dates. The festival was postponed two more …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration stated that they were putting a “pause” on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed rare, but severe, blood clots. One woman has died. The clots, …

Story by Ethan Pickering / Assistant Lifestyle Editor and Other Contributing Writers One year ago, Middle Tennessee State University students were scheduled to complete their first week back after spring break. That was the week that never was.          Before students could head back from their spring break destinations, university officials closed all face-to-face classes and …