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APSU to host Feed My Starving Children

>> by Lyric Maxwell, staff writer The APSU Diversity Committee and Feed My Starving Children will be hosting an event in honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Foy Fitness Center. More than 500 students will gather together to help alleviate hunger of those who have […]

APSU professor arrested for domestic assault

APSU professor Thomas Buttery was arrested Friday, Jan. 23, on a single charge of domestic assault by Clarksville Police Officer Thomas Biele. According to Buttery’s curriculum vitae on the APSU website, he is currently a professor in the School of Education, but has also taught in the School of Business and School of Nursing. Buttery […]

Features

Gay marriage needs to be a legal issue

The social issues with gay marriage shouldn’t dictate government ruling. When it comes down to why gay marriage should or should not be legal, are the reasons expressed by our government’s laws really constitutional or just perverse rules enabled by an outdated way of thinking? It makes little to no sense why gay marriage is […]

Chartwells employee talks nautical pasttime

Mary Alice, a Chartwells employee recently featured in #PeayPix, has had a vibrant past before coming to Clarksville, Tenn. and working at APSU’s Peay Pod. She and her husband moved to Clarksville after her stepson, who was in the 101st Airborne, was deployed, leaving his wife at home with two young children to care for. […]

Sports

Record-setting performance

>>Manny Bell, Guest Writer On Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan 24, the APSU track and field team went to Bloomington Ind., to take part in the Gladstein Invitational. The first day of the event came with some struggles but also successes. APSU’s Kymmalett Ross got a spot in the finals in the 60-meter dash […]

Men’s and women’s tennis take to road with mixed results

>>Glavine Day, Staff Writer Men’s doubles: Over the weekend, APSU men’s tennis team traveled to Chattanooga to play the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs at Hixson Racquet Club. Although they couldn’t gain a point in the doubles category, the Govs came back, winning four of six singles to win the match 4-3. In doubles play, […]

Perspectives

Islam: Can religion be evil?

Religion is not evil; practitioners of religion can be evil. Recent events around the world have caused people great distress, but some are directing their fear and hate on the wrong thing: Islam. After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, along with the continued appearance of ISIS in the news, people are using the opportunity to place […]

Breastfeeding in public isn’t about you

Women who breastfeed in public deserve the same respect as women who don’t, and they should be able to comfortably breastfeed in public. APSU’s Student Government Association President Zac Gillman announced some plans for SGA’s spring semester. Included in this announcement was SGA will be sponsoring a breastfeeding center in the Felix G. Woodward Library. […]

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Tennessee colleges meet at summit to fight sexual assaults on campuses

NASHVILLE — A two-day summit focused on fighting sexual assaults at college campuses is drawing about 400 officials from 76 schools across Tennessee. Media report the meeting begins Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Tennessee State University and will feature national experts who will offer training on issues like defining consent, prevention and complying with changing federal […]

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March of Life Day

WASHINGTON  — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday, Jan. 22 after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted to permanently forbid federal funds […]