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SGA proposes new sheltered smoking areas on campus

The first order of business was to address the senators who have not yet submitted legislation this year. They were asked to stand up and explain what they are currently working on or why they haven’t written any legislation yet. Pieces of legislation mentioned include the idea to put bicycle pumps at every rack around […]

Computer science student get new concentration option

Computer science students will soon have the option of a new degree concentration. Last month, the Tennessee Board of Regents created a new computer networking concentration in the existing Bachelor of Science. The decision was reached after students expressed interest in a degree with a computer networking curriculum. The department to receive, TBR approval for […]

Features

MTV Movie Awards continue after 22 years

>>ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned the prize for best film at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner                            “12 Years a Slave.” “Hunger Games” stars also took home some of the night’s biggest […]

“Dark of the Moon” gets a review

>>By Emily DeSpain, Staff Writer Directed by Sara Gotcher and performed in the Trahern Theatre, “Dark of the Moon” was quite an experience. It’s a classic story of a small, extremely Christian town trying to set a young independent woman up with the town hunk while she is pining away for the unconventional man of […]

Sports

Blue Raiders mount big inning to beat APSU

Two big innings from the visiting Blue Raiders were enough to greet APSU with a rude welcome home. After ending a four-game home stand, the Govs fell to Middle Tennessee 12-7 in their return to Raymond C. Hand Park on Wednesday, April 23. The Govs (16-25) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning, […]

Monday Blog: Robles leads pitching with gem, Carkuff and Belew follow

You have reached the Monday Morning Blog. Following each conference baseball series, I’ll offer my thoughts from the weekend, as well as touching on other behind the scenes notes in APSU baseball. This weekend, I was in Nashville as the Govs took on Belmont in a three-game series from Rose Park from Thursday, April 17 […]

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 […]

Unemployment benefits could be extended

>> Valerie Mcallister The U.S. government is in complete disarray. Many Americans remain jobless and therefore, are financially unstable. Thankfully, our government is “of the people and for the people.” Despite what some Americans believe, one of our government’s top priorities is coming to the aid of the less fortunate. They do this in numerous […]

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Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights. Judge […]

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly […]

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

BILL DRAPER, Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a dark, quilted, sleeveless vest and crossed his arms as he appeared by video feed […]

Outkast Reunion at Coachella

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” ”Elevators […]