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Police respond to campus shooting threat

APSU police responded Monday, Sept. 15, but no charges were filed after a student allegedly threatened to commit a shooting at the APSU Veterans Affairs office. “After taking statements from three witnesses, campus police determined the incident did not present a danger to the university,” said Charles Booth, assistant director of communication. “The incident is […]

Seven new senators elected to SGA

>> By Lauren Cottle Student Government Association held ratification for its new senators Friday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. The internal affairs committee oversaw ratification. Members include senators Faith Merriweather and Tabitha Montague and justices Brice Lewis and Lucas Bearden. Freshman senators elected include Waqas Ahmed with 158 votes, Gary Brewer with 193 votes, Julia […]

Features

What’s your “full college experience?”

>>Johnathan Bunton, Guest Writer The term “full college experience” is thrown around as much as a Kardashian sister as by underclassmen everywhere. It seems, at its core, a fairly self-explanatory phrase, one that brings to mind late nights, football games and dorm life. But at its heart, what does the “full college experience” really mean? Much like […]

Let’s just say … You have a crush

The business of giving advice is tricky. The adviser must have had enough trials and tribulations to be jaded, but also enough victories to be hopeful. Let’s say I’m a pro. Let’s say you just started college. Let’s say you have a crush. “What exactly is a crush?” you may ask. How do I know if […]

Sports

2014-15 Lady Govs Basketball schedule released

On Monday, a full schedule for Lady Govs Basketball was released, featuring 13 home games throughout the 2014-15 season. The biggest change this season is a new scheduling format, moving away from the Saturday-Monday conference schedule that was implemented two seasons ago. This year, APSU will play on Thursdays and Saturdays once OVC play begins […]

Monday Blog: Four takeaways from APSU Football home opener

The opening game at new Governors Stadium wasn’t the result fans were hoping for. However, Chattanooga was going to be the better team going into Saturday without question, and it was only a matter of time before they buried their offensive struggles. The negatives will outweigh the positives for APSU, but improvements were evident against […]

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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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 […]

Memphis boy to serve time for killing sister

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis boy who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his sister has been sentenced to serve time in a youth facility until his 19th birthday. WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/1wzw6Vd) reports the sentence was handed down Monday, Sept. 15, in juvenile court. Prosecutors said the boy was 13 when he fatally shot his 10-year-old […]

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit. His nostalgic country single “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” was clearly a winner after he saw the reaction that his wife and fellow country […]

Man dies after walking in front of tractor-trailer

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old St. Louis-area man is dead after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Elijah Lebcowitz of Eureka was struck about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Jefferson County after walking in front of a tractor-trailer driven by a man from […]