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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visits Fort Campbell

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been asked the question over and over again, “What does the military have to do with Ebola?” His response? “That’s a legitimate question.” Hagel spoke to members of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell on Monday, Nov. 17. The soldiers in attendance had either just returned from deployment […]

Forensics expert to testify at Ferguson grand jury

>>Associated Press   ST. LOUIS — A private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Michael Brown will testify before the grand jury deciding whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot him, the attorney for Brown’s parents said Wednesday. Attorney Benjamin Crump confirmed that former New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Michael […]

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APSU student writes book

» by Emily DeSpain Staff Writer What do you do after you win the title of Miss Tennessee? Write a book of course. Senior Jordan Davis one day and decided she wanted to become something bigger than herself. After four pageants, winning the crown and staying up night after night writing about what happens after love […]

‘Book of Days’ storms APSU

» by Lauren Cottle Assistant Features Editor “Book of Days” stormed through the Theatre department from Wednesday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 5. The play is set in the small town of Dublin, Missouri. While the play has more than a few funny moments, it is definitely a drama. “Book of Days” is both a […]

Sports

Lakers get 2nd win

>>Associated Press   ATLANTA — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite being fouled. Bryant slapped hands […]

No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Duke take easy rout in Indy

>>Associated Press   INDIANAPOLIS — Top-ranked Kentucky and Duke looked like championship contenders Tuesday night. Kansas and Michigan State showed they’ve still got a long way to go. In what had been billed as a potential Final Four preview, less than a mile from where the championship game will be played in April, didn’t live […]

Perspectives

Forget what others think; it’s your body

A recent movement of body acceptance among women has gained popularity in certain circles by sending the message that men prefer women “with some meat on their bones” to pencil-thin supermodels, and it’s starting to piss me off. On one hand, promoting healthy body acceptance is essential in a society that encourages women, especially young […]

Leaked nudes: A sexual offense

Most social media users know there is a risk of public exposure when they post anything on the web. However, not as many people consider what would happen if their personal cell phone or email accounts were hacked and all their skeletons came tumbling out of the closet at once. The slew of female celebrities […]

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Tennessee’s young O-line starting to grow up

>>Associated Press   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The emergence of quarterback Joshua Dobbs is helping Tennessee’s young offensive line show signs of growth. After giving up 30 sacks in its first seven games, the Volunteers have allowed just two sacks the past two games. In its most recent game, Tennessee didn’t allow any sacks and gained […]

SEC teams salvaging seasons thanks to backups

>>Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Southeastern Conference teams are getting plenty of help from the “next man up” because of injuries and suspensions as the regular season winds down. Players such as Nick Chubb of Georgia, Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee, Florida’s Treon Harris and Kyle Allen of Texas A&M are salvaging the season of […]

Rose returns, helps Bulls beat Pistons 102-91

>>Associated Press   CHICAGO — Derrick Rose said everything he wanted to say about his health on the court. Rose had 24 points and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the balanced Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 102-91 on Monday night. “In the first half, I thought he set the tone […]

Things states voting on the legalization of marijuana need to know

>> Associated Press   DENVER  — Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday. The drug is already legal for people 21 and older in Colorado and Washington, thanks to ballot measures voted on in 2012. It was a whole new frontier for those states, so here are some hints from the legal […]