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SGA holds blood drive

The Student Government Association and the American Red Cross held their annual blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 11, and Thursday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MUC ballroom. “We collect blood for people who are sick or have injuries; if they need it, we provide it,” said Lisa Maxwell, the supervisor for the […]

Three APSU alumni share their literary works

Fiction writer and poet Kory Shrum, poet and publisher Stephanie Bryant Anderson and nonfiction writer Heather Donahoe read original works for students and staff at an alumni reading on Wednesday, Feb. 11. English Professor Barry Kitterman, who was in charge of the event, said he was thrilled to have writers share their work and knowledge with […]

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Rex Gandy announced as new APSU Provost

Rex Gandy was announced as the new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at APSU on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Gandy is to assume his new position on June 1. He is currently finishing out his term in the same position at Texas A&M University. “I am very excited to be joining the Austin Peay State […]

TN lawmakers look to revise open container law

East Tennessee Rep. Jon Lundberg is attempting to pass a “pass the bottle” bill that would overrule the current open container law and ban passengers in cars from drinking alcohol. In an interview with WATE.com, Lundberg points out Tennessee currently loses up to $12 million per year in funding transportation because they currently lack this […]

Sports

Lady Govs look to stay in contention

The Austin Peay Lady Govs had two games over the weekend, both resulting in a loss making their record 8-19 overall while 6-9 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Lady Govs first loss was in the Dunn Center at APSU against Southeastern Illinois University of Edwardsville 77-62. Senior Kristen Stainback scored 17 points during her […]

NBA trade deadline frenzy

The NBA trade deadline was upon franchises at 2 p.m Thursday, Feb. 19. Some moves, however, had already happened before the shuffling of players at the deadline. One of the biggest trades was the deal that sent Kevin Garnett back to the Minnesota Timberwolves that drafted him 20 years ago out of high school. In exchange, the Timberwolves […]

Perspectives

Selfies may contribute to self-esteem problems

While a quick selfie post to one’s favorite social medium site may appear to be a fun and artistic act, the reason behind the post leads to a line of insecurities. Any given Instagram or Facebook newsfeed is often filled with selfie posts from various friends. Since the rise of technology allowed for a front camera, almost everyone’s camera […]

Clarksville needs better preventative measures for winter storms

With the winter weather being as rough as it has been these past few years around Clarksville, it’s time to incorporate better methods of keeping roads and schools snow-free. Mother nature can be somewhat predictable. With today’s advancements in forecasting, meteorologists often can provide rough estimate as to what weather we are about to face. As much […]

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Oscars go indie

LOS ANGELES — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the 87th annual Academy Awards — which […]

KA wins Chapter Excellence awards

The Zeta Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order received the Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence and the George C. Marshall Award of Chapter Excellence on Saturday, Jan. 31. APSU’s KA chapter was recognized at the Province Council at Mississippi State University, an annual Office and Training Awards conference. The National Administrative Office facilitates the […]

New bill proposed to allow wine in grocery stores sooner

Wine may reach local grocery stores by this summer, a year sooner than the originally planned summer of 2016. Rep. Bo Mitchell has proposed a bill that would change the current law to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores starting this July rather than next. Last spring, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a measure […]

Pop vocalist Sam Smith slays at Grammys

Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards. He’s the man who loved, and dumped, 22-year-old British soul singer Sam Smith. Smith’s yearning hit “Stay With Me” won Grammys for song and record of the year, and he was named best new artist — […]