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Month: January 2016

Criminal Justice Students Go to Trial

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 […]

Longtime AP Reporter Joins TSU as Director of Media Relations

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 […]

Obesity Among African American College Students

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 passed through family genes.  However, so are some of the problems that come along with it.

Obesity can lead to major health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This problem affects females more than males because a female’s body gains and holds more fat than a male’s body would.

One can become overweight one day and the next that person could develop diabetes. This is a very serious matter among minority students. Many lack the will to work out or take up a healthy diet to combat obesity, so it is a problem that will continue to haunt the African American community. However, by encouraging a newer and healthier lifestyle, students can help fight the increasing number of overweight students.

With this new year of 2016, the African American student body, not only at TSU, but at many other universities can work together and encourage others to get active, burn off that freshman weight, work out, get involved and fight obesity! It can be done!

Meal Prep 101

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 […]

Some Students Spent Their Winter  Break Giving Back

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 […]

TSU Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

TSU Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Lucas Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice is the recipient of the Jimmy Carnes Lifetime Achievement Award.

She received the award from the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Jan.  8 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

“Jimmy Carnes has done a lot for the sport of track and field, and I’m honored that my name is in a conversation with his name,” Cheeseborough-Guice said.

Carnes served as the head coach of the track and field team at the University of Florida before being named head coach of the United States Olympic Team.

Cheeseborough-Guice emerged on the scene in 1975 at age 16, where she won a gold medal in the 200-meter dash in the Pan American Games with a world junior record of 22.77 seconds. She also won the TAC 100-meter championship in a time of 11.13.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native went on to be named to three United States Olympic teams. She placed sixth as a 17-year old in the 100-meter dash in Montreal  in 1976. She qualified for the ill-fated 1980 Olympic team that did not compete because of a boycott. In 1984, at the Los Angeles games, she made Olympic history by running a leg on two gold-medal relay teams and was the silver medalist in the 400-meters.

As a coach, Cheeseborough-Guice has guided TSU to eight Ohio Valley Conference Championships and is an eight-time OVC Coach of the Year honoree.

In 2008, Cheeseborough-Guice was named the sprinter’s coach for the USA Team that competed in the Beijing, China Olympics. USA captured 23 medals that included 10 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals.

In 2009, she served as the women’s head coach for Team USA at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany. Under Cheeseborough-Guice, the team collected 22 medals overall, winning more than any other country to dominate the placing table with 231 points. Team USA registered 10 gold, six silver and six bronze medals, along with several outstanding performances.

During the summer of 2015, the TSU graduate helped guide Team USA as an assistant coach at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Cheeseborough-Guice worked directly with the women’s sprinters and hurdlers, who took home 10 of the team’s 41 medals at the games.

Welcome Back TSU!

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Events Around Nashville

Holiday Events Around Nashville

 

Jellystone Park hosts the Dancing Lights of Christmas in Nashville
Jellystone Park hosts the Dancing Lights of Christmas in Nashville

By Martavious Morton
Meter Staff Writer

The Entire Middle Tennessee area is definitely in the holiday spirit this year. There are numerous holiday events happening around the Nashville area.

The Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Today, December 3 at 5:15 p.m. This event features entertainment by musicians/performers, and local school children. Also there will be a Santa Claus out for the family fun.

Dulce Dessets’ Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. From 3-6pm you can sample lots of desserts for holiday celebrations and check out the newly renovated building.

Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. This parade will be celebrating 31 years of an American Christmas tradition.

Another amazing experience is the Opryland Christmas Lights. This will be every day until Jan. 2nd. There are over 2 million Christmas lights used that attracts visitors from all over the world. The lights feature custom music city designs from all around Nashville.

The biggest event around Middle Tennessee takes place from now every Monday and Tuesday until January 3rd in Jellystone Park. For the 6th year in a row, Jellystone Park hosts the Dancing Lights of Christmas. This is the largest drive through lights show in Middle Tennessee. There will be fire truck rides and even Yogi the bear to greet families.

These are just a few of many events happening around the Middle Tennessee area. Whenever you get a chance, take a visit and spread the holiday cheer.

There’s an App for That

There’s an App for That

  By Leona Dunn Meter Staff Writer Tennessee State University gets tech savvy this year as the new Tennessee State University App comes out this winter. As technology advances, the university wants to keep up with the students and steadily find ways for them to […]