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Story by Peyton Tranas | Core Writer When events began to be re-planned and put on schedules again, the world was under the assumption the pandemic would be significantly better, if not gone. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, but entertainment workers have to be able to get back to work. Venue workers and …

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 …

Story by Morgan Baker / Contributing Writer Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Middle Tennessee State University is set to receive a total of $51,043,433 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide students with emergency grants. This federal funding comes as a third installment as a part of the American …

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 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 …

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, …