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Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer Texas’s newest abortion bill, SB 8, bans abortions after the detection of “cardiac activity,” which can occur as early as six weeks into gestation. This is often before many women know they are pregnant. The bill makes no exceptions for incest or rape. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott originally signed the …

Photo via Pexels For decades, Sidelines, students and the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University have fought for equality and equity for African American students. In 1968, Sidelines published a guest column from Sylvester Brooks, a Black student from Memphis, Tennessee, titled ”Dixie: What Does It Mean?” In this column, Brooks discussed the usage of …

Story and Photos by Ethan Pickering | Lifestyles Editor Todd Art Gallery hosts oil painting exhibit, “Summer Noise” from the University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Art.  The exhibit was created exclusively by professor of painting at UTK, Jered Sprecher. It will be in the Todd Art Gallery at Todd Hall from August 23, to …

Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer The Taliban, an extremist Islamic group who ruled most of Afghanistan until ousted by U.S.-led forces after the 9/11 attacks, has taken over Afghanistan once again. The group previously ruled under a harsh interpretation of the Quran and often used violence to enforce it. In addition, the Taliban harbored …

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, …