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Criminal Justice Students Go to Trial

By Martavious Morton and Victoria Myles The criminal justice department at Tennessee State University goes further and beyond than what the student body can see.  Many criminal justice students chose this major to make a difference. In our society today, the difference may be hard to envision for some. But for those who major in …

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Longtime AP Reporter Joins TSU as Director of Media Relations

By E. Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Lucas Johnson, a longtime reporter with the Associated Press, has joined the communications team at Tennessee State University as director of Media Relations. He replaces Rick DelaHaya. “I am very delighted to announce the addition of Lucas Johnson to our staff as the new director of …

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Obesity Among African American College Students

By Martavious Morton Are you dealing with the freshman 15 weight gain? Well you’re not alone. Most African American students and various HBCUs across the country all have the same problem. Obesity among college students at HBCUs has increased in the last ten years. Most people believe it is just a hereditary trait that is …

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Meal Prep 101

By Chef Monay If you are one who lives a busy life but still loves a home cooked meal or just simply don’t feel like taking the time to prepare a full meal every day, then I have the perfect solution for you. Most of us are pretty busy in our day-to-day lives whether you …

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Some Students Spent Their Winter Break Giving Back

By Delvakio Brown Winter break is a perfect time for students to relax, enjoy a few weeks away from homework, and spend time with their family.  But that’s just not enough for some students at Tennessee State University.  A few students took winter break as an opportunity to give back and volunteer.   Sophomore chemistry …

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Welcome Back TSU!

By Ada Taylor Welcome back TSU Tigers! Schedules have been made, bags have been unpacked, and the Big Blue family has reunited once again! And like every family, every so often we have some new members joining us. To these students, we do not say welcome back, but welcome home. It is our goal to …

Preparing for Finals? Here’s a Little Advice

Preparing for Finals? Here’s a Little Advice

  By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer As the fall semester comes to a close, members of the freshman class reflect on their first few months in college. They ask themselves what they could have done better to experience a better semester. The following quote by ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius may best sum up what …