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Letter to the editor: SGA should oppose increased athletics fee

The Student Government Association (SGA) is considering a proposal today from Athletics Director Ryan Ivey, who has asked for the support of SGA in raising the athletics fee paid by students each year by $50. Although some SGA senators have suggested the fee is nominal, this is far from the ...

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Attack on Syria: Humanitarian aid or political scheming?

The U.S. missile attack on Syrian forces on Thursday, April 6 shows President Donald Trump’s lack of clear goals and raises the question of the travel ban’s sinister legacy in the wake of humanitarian aid. While some may say his actions were justified because of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s cruelty ...

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Hands on the wheel, ears off the phone

Talking on the phone while driving should be illegal in Tennessee in order to increase driver safety throughout the state. According to the Tennessean, the Tennessee state legislators discussed a bill which outlaws the use of a mobile phone with your hands while driving. The bill not only includes texting ...

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Break barriers, do not build them

Last month, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston spoke to a Tampa Bay elementary school. The schools’ hopes were for him to talk about students realizing their full potential. Instead of sending a message to everyone, his message was more addressed to the boys in the room. “All my young ...

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SGA’s role proves tough, but necessary to campus

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: >>Thom Murphy, senior French major Reading yesterday’s strongly worded opinion piece about the role of the Student Government Association (SGA), I could not help but reflect on my own brief time in SGA Senate. Like many APSU students, I was utterly uninterested in the goings-on of SGA, ...

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SGA: We want more substance, less crosswalks

APSU’s Student Government Association (SGA) needs to stop passing irrelevant legislation about crosswalks and focus more on the major concerns of the students. “The main focus of SGA legislation is to listen to the students and their concerns – find out about what students feel the problems on campus are, ...

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