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STARS: June Knight shares challenges, triumphs of being a nontraditional student

» By LORI PERKINS – lperkins@my.apsu.edu Today’s average college student is not the person who graduates high school at 18 and then immediately leaves home to attend college. Colleges have seen a large growth in nontraditional students enrollment. APSU’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness defines a NTS as an undergraduate at ...

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History Honor Society celebrates 50th year

» By ERICKA CONLEY – econley@my.apsu.edu Phi Alpha Theta has solidified itself as being a strong force for preserving the teaching of history and education of history scholars. In October, Phi Alpha Theta celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is an organization with a rich history and has a great reputation. ...

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New winter semester welcomes students

» By BRIAN BIGELOW – bbigelow@my.apsu.edu Students now have another opportunity to earn credit toward their degrees. For the first time, students can now take a single class between the fall and spring semesters during the holiday season. The new winter semester will be offered from Dec. 18 to Jan. ...

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‘One of the greatest art forms’ Gay/Straight Alliance celebrates ‘Equality Week’ with drag show

» By RAVEN JACKSON – rjackson@my.apsu.edu The Clement Auditorium was roaring with music, laughter and good times during the Gay/Straight Alliance’s “First Annual Drag Show” which premiered with a bang and brought a large crowd to fill the seats of the auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The ...

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Lawmakers restore $12.5M in meth cleanup funds

» ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS — The war on methamphetamine has gotten some support from Congress — millions of dollars to clean up the toxic waste generated by clandestine labs. President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging appropriations bill Friday that included the restoration of $12.5 million for meth lab cleanup. ...

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Plea deal reached in school shooting of gay student

» ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — A Southern California teenager pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder for killing a gay student during a computer lab class three years ago in a plea deal that will send him to prison for 21 years and avoid a retrial. Brandon McInerney, 17, pleaded ...

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