Monthly Archive: October 2015

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Oratorical Contest Kicks Off Homecoming Week Events

By Ada Taylor Meter Staff Writer Get geeked! Get geeked! It’s homecoming week! And to kick off the celebrations, the Department of Communications and the Nashville Chapter of the Alumni Association brought us Tennessee State University’s 28th Robert N. Murrell Oratorical Contest on Sunday, Oct. 11. Established in 1988 by Marion Spears, this opportunity continues …

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Tom Joyner Foundation Selects TSU as October School of the Month

By Emmanuel Freeman and Kelli Sharpe  Tennessee State University is The Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month for October. The designation was announced recently by the foundation, founded nearly 20 years ago by syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The TJF supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities with scholarship, endowment, and capacity building enhancements. Donations …

The Blaze Starts the School Year Off on Fire

The Blaze Starts the School Year Off on Fire

By Madie Gray Meter Staff Writer TSU Radio is starting the year off with plenty of new additions to the station and the team. New members, a new website and new spins on classic events are getting students hyped about Homecoming 2015! With an all-new Executive Board, the station is being lead by a diverse …

Recipes for Healthy Living

Recipes for Healthy Living

By Chef Monay Living on a college campus and trying to stay healthy at the same time can be a very difficult thing to do, especially because nowadays you can buy the biggest cheeseburger you can find for about three dollars, but a small salad will cost you about seven. Also, most people don’t really …

New Honors College Creates Opportunities for Students

By Jazlynn Fead Meter Staff Writer Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has announced the school has officially switched its Honors Program to an Honors College. It creates more opportunities for students who are already apart of the program, while catching the attention of future students who are dedicated to higher learning, according to Honors …

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IN TRIBUTE TO ERIC JACKSON: Unfolding Legacy for Murdered TSU Student

By Maya Ramsey Meter Staff writer JACKSON— As the death of Tennessee State University student Eric Jackson reaches the one month mark on Oct. 20, his legacy is still unfolding. Scores of TSU students recently gathered for a candlelight vigil in the campus amphitheater for remembrance of Eric Jackson. Several classmates and members of the …

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The Live 75 Makes a Move

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer Racia Poston, newly-elected Student Government Association president for the 2015-16 school year, is living out the A.R.M.Y. platform on which she was elected to office. She wants to set an example for the student body, she said. “The ‘A’ stands for acknowledge the voices of the students,” Poston began, …

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The whole notion of “Excuses” has been on my mind for a while. Each day I notice something new about myself and how I handle excuses. In the past week, I’ve noticed if I don’t have a good excuse for not doing something, I won’t make one. Being very involved on campus …

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Tiger Tutoring: A Program Built for Excellence

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer College is a time that can be very stressful for many students. And for incoming freshmen, many must learn to balance classes with their new-found freedom. Some students juggle sports and clubs while trying to keep their grades at the highest levels. Yet sometimes there are classes that are …

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Studying Abroad Offers Lifelong Lessons

By Ada Taylor Meter Staff Writer If you dream about traveling the world or spending time living in another culture, Tennessee State University can help you get started through the school’s Study Abroad program. Tennessee State’s Study Abroad program is decades old, but it is becoming increasingly beneficial with each passing year. Due to advances …