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Student injured in motorcycle wreck

Francesca Caterisano, a new member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and junior health and human performance major at APSU, is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being involved in a motorcycle crash on Sunday, Sept. 28. Steven Gibson, Caterisano’s fiancé and driver of the motorcycle, was killed after a car failed […]

Govs Young Parent Program has first meeting

» By Candice Snow, Guest Writer The stress of classes, extracurricular activities, and social life can feel overwhelming at times. But for the silent population of young parents on campus, school can be a heavy burden added to an already full schedule. In an effort to give support and resources to young college students with children, […]

Features

Armed robbery reported near campus during Mudbowl

Clarksville Police apprehended the suspect of an armed robbery near Greek Village, across the street from where APSU’s annual Mudbowl event was held. For the second time this month, students received an alert regarding an armed robbery near campus. The incident was reported at Rony’s Smoke Shack on North 2nd Street on Sunday, Sept. 28, […]

Lee Ann Womack chasing happiness over hits

CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer   After 15 years of channeling commercial country music, Lee Ann Womack is channeling something new: The music she’s always wanted to make With the release this week of country covers record “The Way I’m Livin’,” the singer with the soul-moving voice is aiming for something very different from what’s […]

Sports

Lady Govs continue dominance over Murray with sweep

It’s official: APSU has Murray State’s number when it comes to volleyball. Coming into Tuesday’s meeting between the two undefeated teams in conference play, the Lady Govs had won the last nine meetings. Now, with a 3-0 sweep of the Racers at the Dunn Center, you can now chalk up another victory for APSU, who […]

Monday Blog: My World Series pick is…

…not one of the powerhouse franchises known as the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox. Let’s all rejoice at the fact neither team will have a chance to add another World Series ring, with both missing the postseason simultaneously since 1994. I don’t know about you, but this makes the 2014 MLB Postseason much […]

Perspectives

White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

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Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. The videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer […]

Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

LISA LEFF, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year. The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the […]

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press   BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, Step. 26, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group’s coffers, activists said. The strikes hit […]

Appeals court upholds torture-slaying sentence

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Knoxville couple in 2007. Letalvis Cobbins claimed his trial was tainted by the drug use and misconduct of former Knoxville Judge Richard Baumgartner. On Friday, Sept. 12, a three-judge panel […]