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A∑A raises $2,687 for Special Olympics

The Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha raised $2,687 for the Special Olympics during their Dodge Like a Champion event on Wednesday, April 15, in the Red Barn. Dodge Like a Champion is an annual dodgeball tournament ASA has hosted for five years to raise money for the Special Olympics of Tennessee. This year […]

Significant wage gaps exist among academic departments

The Tennessee Board of Regents reports the highest paid educator at APSU is President Alisa White, who makes $252,409, followed by Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos, who makes $208,603 annually. Assistant Professor of Allied Health Shelley Latchen and Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning Vicky Smith make the lowest teaching salary at APSU of $25,000 […]

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Play review: ‘Ghosts’ haunts Trahern stage

I recently had the privilege of attending the Friday night performance of “Ghosts,” which was performed in the Trahern building from Wednesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 19. The first thing I noticed was the slanted stage. It was like the house was sliding down a hill, and I couldn’t help but wonder how the […]

LGBT pastor talks acceptance, being defrocked for sexuality

Megan Hodge is the pastor of the local nondenominational Whosoever Church, a former Army chaplain and a member of the LGBT community who was defrocked because of her sexual orientation. Hodge had served as an Army chaplain for almost 12 years when she was stripped of her credentials. Hodge became the pastor of the Whosoever […]

Sports

Lady Govs Golf finish 9th overall

The Lady Govs golf team shot a 320 on Saturday, April 11, but it came too late as the Lady Govs finished in ninth place at the MSU Invitational at Murray State University. Before Saturday’s performance, the Lady Govs shot 326 on Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10. Morgan Gardner had led the Lady […]

Braves make moves

During the offseason, the Atlanta Braves made a lot of trades and chose not to resign players in hopes to rebuild their entire team, and how those moves will turn out has sparked a lot of debate. Melvin Upton Jr., Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel were all traded to the San Diego Padres for draft […]

Perspectives

Political correctness drains individuality

It is time to stop being excessively politically correct about everything and let developments in society transpire. Merriam-Webster defines political correctness as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” However, do we put a restraint on individuality […]

Slurs should be eliminated

Slurs are sometimes used in everyday conversations, but this is not OK. As many different cultures and languages come together, slang and slurs are developed. Some people may deem derogatory words or comments acceptable when not directed at someone specific, but they never stop and think of how their words might hurt others. Whether you’re […]

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Blackhawks beat Predators 4-2 for 2-1 series lead

CHICAGO — Marian Hossa was everywhere. Jonathan Toews powered Chicago to a big second period, and Brandon Saad had a key play for the Blackhawks. Chicago’s skilled top line found plenty of room to roam with Shea Weber out with an injury. Toews had a goal and an assist, Hossa had two assists in a […]

Funeral for Fort Campbell soldier

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s governor has asked state offices to honor a slain Fort Campbell soldier by lowering flags on the day of his funeral service. Gov. Steve Beshear directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 20 in honor of 22-year-old Spc. John M. Dawson of Whitinsville, Massachusetts. […]

Tennessee school voucher bill approaching key committee

NASHVILLE — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of the legislative session. The measure is scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee on Tuesday, April 21. If it passes there, it would be sent to the […]

TDOT schedules weekend closures for I-24 in Montgomery County

Contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation. During the closures, traffic will use the on and off ramps at SR 237. I-24 westbound and the SR 237 bridge over 1-24 will be closed […]