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Legislation for concealed carry gains traction in certain states

The carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses is being discussed in multiple states, with students and lawmakers alike carrying various opinions on the issue. According to Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian, in Texas, the state senate is expected to pass a bill allowing open carry. Texas already has bills allowing open carry of handguns, […]

Alpha Delta Pi hosts third annual Run for Ronald 5k

The Eta Gamma chapter of Alpha Delta Pi hosted the third annual Run for Ronald 5k and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, March 28. Run for Ronald is a philanthropy event Alpha Delta Pi has been involved with since 1979, and the Eta Gamma chapter has held it since 2012. The event helps raise […]

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‘Tres Vidas’ honors hispanic women

APSU students heard the voice of a disgruntled Frida Kahlo call out for estranged spouse Diego Rivera in the Clement Auditorium on Thursday, March 26. Soon after, students viewed a representation of anguished Salvadoran peasant Rufina Amaya recount the tale of a village massacre and watched as Argentine poet and journalist Alfonsina Storni decided to […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ benefits V-Day

Students put on a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” in the Clement Auditorium on Tuesday, March 24. The event was co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance in conjunction with V-Day. On Wednesday, March 25, they held an alumni and faculty production. “The Vagina Monologues” is described […]

Sports

Govs bring brooms

Over the last weekend in March, Govs baseball was able to sweep Ohio Valley Conference team Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles with three wins at home. Game one (9-3) seemed to be kept under control by the Govs from the bottom of the first inning, where the Govs scored with five runs. Winning pitcher sophomore […]

Monday sports blog: The Final Four

The games and dates are set. Make sure to secure your tickets, because the Final Four is headed to Indianapolis, Ind. History will be made Saturday, April 4: Kentucky could become the first team since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers to go undefeated. In the rest of the bracket, can Michigan State win it as a […]

Perspectives

Morality is not reliant on religion

There are those who believe morality comes only from the divine or as a result of religious teachings, but this is not true. The rules of behavior for each person come from what they have been raised to believe by their caregivers and their experiences in society. While some are raised to obey religious laws […]

Original movies trump adaptations

Hollywood original films present a more appealing production all around compared to adaptive movies. Adaptive movies are films with characters or storylines based on previously published books, television shows or even other movies. Original movies, however, require an innovative screenwriter to create unique ideas that have never been seen before in order to build an […]

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One-handed Tennessee-Martin pitcher Carter Smith excels

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year’s team. He made a somewhat startling discovery: His best returning pitcher had just one hand. Now, Carter […]

Land Between the Lakes trail set to close for the week

GOLDEN POND— A scenic trail at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing for the week. Land Between The Lakes says the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail will be closed beginning Monday, March 23 and won’t reopen until Saturday, March 28. The trail runs parallel with U.S. 68-Kentucky 80 across the recreation area. Trails […]

Taylor Swift among others buying .porn suffixes

NEW YORK  — The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is making Internet address suffixes beyond the usual .com or .org […]

Rapes reported on Tenn. campuses increased in 2014, statistics say

NASHVILLE — Reports of rape on Tennessee’s college campuses increased significantly in 2014, while total crime reporting was down year-over-year. According to statistics released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the number of forcible rapes reported by Tennessee schools jumped from 26 in 2013 to 46 last year. The TBI did not offer an explanation […]