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Story by Kaleah Wooten / Contributing Writer The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left many college students far from relaxed.  In order to follow social distancing rules that aim to flatten the COVID-19 curve, several coronavirus ramifications have ensued: commencement cancellations, Zoom fatigue, a dim job market, lack of campus community, inability to connect with …

Story by Hannah Plunkett / Contributing Writer “What we have seen is that the mental health needs of students have increased during the pandemic. Students are struggling during the pandemic primarily with depression and anxiety.” Virginia Lowery, LPC-MHSP, MTSU Counseling ServiceS Stressors are high and rising due to the pandemic sweeping the world, leaving chaos …

Story by Jamie Sontany / Contributing Writer Photo by Toriana Williams / News Editor Middle Tennessee State University held its Suicide Prevention Mental Health and Wellness Virtual Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Hosted by Counseling Services counselors as well as staff from the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, the fair featured presentations …

Photo Courtesy of Mindful.org Story by Felicia Parks/Contributing Writer The mind is the most powerful tool you have at your disposal. During this time of stress and uncertainty in the face of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we take necessary steps to be sure we are maintaining our mental health. Jessica …

A letterboard lays against a pink background: it says "self-care isn't selfish"

Story by Charlie Crump/ Contributing Writer With the major arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Middle Tennessee, most students are being forced to practice social distancing as a result of university and local school closures. With the MTSU’s closing, all on-campus activities—including, of course, classes—are canceled. This leaves many students with no other option but …

Photos courtesy of Jack Millard This article is pulled from the front page of Sidelines’ first October print edition. Pick up your copy today in numerous locations across MTSU’s campus.  Six years ago, actor and artist Jack Millard tragically lost his wife of 17 ½ years to a car accident while she was in the …