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Courtney McCormick

Courtney McCormick is a junior communication major, minoring in professional writing and journalism. She refers to herself as a pug mom and a comedic realist.

The Ridicule of Serena Williams

During the US Open final against Naomi Osaka, tennis player Serena Williams was fined and docked points for her reaction of the referee’s calls. Williams received code violations for breaking her racquet and penalties for calling the umpire a “thief”.  Williams was ultimately slapped with a fine of $17,000. This ...

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Students of Austin Peay – Randi Allen

The Students of Austin Peay blog gives students on campus a chance to discuss anything, including social and political issues. “India just now, I think this week, decriminalized gay sex. Which is great, and I am really excited for India… but it’s just really frustrating that it is just now ...

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Not Her Fault

The bishop of a church that officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral service on Aug. 31 allegedly groped Ariana Grande during her performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” The internet rushed to give their opinion of the situation. The comment sections imploded with people blaming Grande for wearing ...

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Being Open about Mental Health

With the recent uprising and openness about mental health, there has been negative stigma surrounding it. We see it in movies, conversations and within general society. Mental illness is portrayed as being some sort of dark energy that clings to people. “Fake, edgy and ignorant” are just a few terms ...

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