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ATΩ raises $22,706 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

The Eta Tau chapter of Alpha Tau Omega raised $22,706 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at their annual Jump for Jude event on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Red Barn was open to those who wanted to take part in the event from 4 to 9 p.m. The event includes Southern home cooking, live entertainment, […]

Young Women’s Leadership Symposium promotes importance of the individual

The fifth annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium aimed to inspire confidence in the political efficacy of people of all races and genders on Friday, April 10, in the MUC ballroom. “The general purpose [of The Young Women’s Leadership Symposium] is to promote political advocacy,” said Political Science Professor Marsha Lyle-Gonga. “Ultimately, we want individuals to […]

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Blood Drive saves potential 180 lives

The Student Nursing Association, the Zeta Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Order and the American Red Cross saved a potential 180 lives with the Delete Blood Cancer blood drive on Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, in the Foy Fitness Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Ashlee Dover, president of the […]

Sports

Lady Govs Golf finish 9th overall

The Lady Govs golf team shot a 320 on Saturday, April 11, but it came too late as the Lady Govs finished in ninth place at the MSU Invitational at Murray State University. Before Saturday’s performance, the Lady Govs shot 326 on Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10. Morgan Gardner had led the Lady […]

Braves make moves

During the offseason, the Atlanta Braves made a lot of trades and chose not to resign players in hopes to rebuild their entire team, and how those moves will turn out has sparked a lot of debate. Melvin Upton Jr., Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel were all traded to the San Diego Padres for draft […]

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Shades of discrimination

Businesses should have a right to choose who they serve as long as they do not discriminate against a person’s race, gender or sexuality. The question of whether the government should allow  businesses to pick whom they provide service to has been highly debated recently. Indiana’s governor signing Senate Bill 101 and Planet Fitness’s transgender […]

Skepticism about science healthy in moderation

Learn about scientific research and findings before becoming skeptical about it. Scientists went to school to earn their right to be skeptical. Earn your right, too. Imagine coming out of school with a degree in your field. What if the general public questioned everything you did or planned to do? It would get irritating, right? […]

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TDOT schedules weekend closures for I-24 in Montgomery County

Contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation. During the closures, traffic will use the on and off ramps at SR 237. I-24 westbound and the SR 237 bridge over 1-24 will be closed […]

Most memorable moments from Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES — It wouldn’t really be an MTV award show without a bit of booty, now would it? Despite being peppered with accolades for the serious teen drama “The Fault in Our Stars” and its thoughtful star Shailene Woodley, the MTV Movie Awards still managed to provide several moments of silliness SundayApril 12, including […]

Predators open postseason Wednesday, Laviolette has big task at hand

NASHVILLE — Peter Laviolette has delivered the first piece of the job the Nashville Predators gave him by hiring him as only their second head coach. Now his task is even bigger: Deliver a deep postseason run, and maybe, just maybe, a championship to Music City. “I think we’re excited,” captain Shea Weber said. “It’s […]

Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It also ties in with Haslam’s […]