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Lauren Cottle

Lauren Cottle is a senior English major and history minor at APSU. She is currently the Perspectives Editor at The All State. She is also involved in PELP, the Laurel Wreath Society and Phi Alpha Theta.

Donald Trump’s cabinet picks spark heated debate, as they should

Donald Trump has built a cabinet fueled by billionaires, corporate interests, lobbying ties and questionable commentary. After multiple members were confirmed, some have expressed confusion as to how these picks are helping “drain the swamp.” Trump has nominated 13 people with corporate ties, 12 people who were major campaign donors ...

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Our take: Mental health affects APSU students

Mental illness not inherently dangerous AALIYAH MITCHELL ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR AMITCHELL29@MY.APSU.EDU Evil exists. It is difficult to believe that in real life, anyone is inherently capable of wishing to inflict pain for their own gain. Whether it is believed or not, people that commit extreme criminal acts without any excuses ...

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Why I marched in #womensmarch

I attended the Women’s March in Nashville, Tennessee this past Saturday because of multiple important reasons: to support gender and racial equality, to stand against bigotry and hatred, to make a mark on history and, most importantly, to support fellow citizens both male and female. Estimates put demonstrators across the ...

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Climate change should not be politicized

Climate change should not be a politicized issue, but a discussion that engages the scientific and educational communities. According to Pew, 67 percent of U.S. adults think that climate scientists should have a major role in policy decisions. Along the political line, less than half of conservative Republicans feel this ...

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Professor watch list threatens freedom of speech, open discussion

Turning Point USA has created a professor watch list that names professors from schools such as Harvard University, University of Arizona and University of Memphis. The watch list is designed to name professors who “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Not only is this list ...

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