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Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a prevalent issue that continues to rise in Hollywood and today’s pop culture; it is an issue that needs to be stopped because it promotes white privilege and leads to misrepresentation and racism.   Author Maisha Z. Johnson explained that cultural appropriation “Refers to a particular power ...

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Get your summer on: Top 5 activities

Memphis in May, Bonnaroo and the Independence Day fireworks display in Nashville are heavy-hitting summer events in Tennessee. But these lesser-known events are for the nontraditional who think they’ve already seen and done it all. 1. Kuumba Festival in Knoxville, June 25 – 28 The Kuumba Festival is a four-day ...

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LGBT pastor talks acceptance, being defrocked for sexuality

Megan Hodge is the pastor of the local nondenominational Whosoever Church, a former Army chaplain and a member of the LGBT community who was defrocked because of her sexual orientation. Hodge had served as an Army chaplain for almost 12 years when she was stripped of her credentials. Hodge became ...

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Shower of Stoles event honors priests demoted because of sexual orientation

The touring Shower of Stoles exhibit will be coming to APSU on Wednesday, April 22 and will be on display in MUC room 306 from 12 to 7 p.m. Shower of Stoles is an exhibit created in 1995 by Martha Juillerat, a former Presbyterian minister. Juillerat served in a congregation ...

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Panty War aids shelter

Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services sponsored their second annual Panty War from Friday, March 20, through Sunday, April 10, collecting a total of 320 pairs of panties. Panty War is a competitive fundraiser between freshmen and upperclassmen dorms to raise the most number of unopened, tags-intact panties for ...

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Foreign language study bridges gaps in communication

Many studies suggest studying a foreign language promotes a healthy mind and increases a person’s potential lifetime earnings, but because of budget cuts in primary schools and constricting course of study plans, many APSU students do not study a foreign language as undergraduates. Depending on the difficulty of the language, ...

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