Monthly Archive: May 2016

Memories and Advice from Graduating Seniors

Memories and Advice from Graduating Seniors

AYONNA JAMES Advice to Students: “Live for Tomorrow and not for Today, because the actions you make today affect your tomorrow.” DAVID JENKINS Advice: My advice to an underclassmen is to just make sure you study. You’re going to have days where you want to quit, but just pray, and you will make it through. Next Step: To attend …

TSU Yearbook Returns for Class of 2017

TSU Yearbook Returns for Class of 2017

By Ada Taylor  Meter Staff Writer Everyone wants to reminisce by viewing old family pictures albums, and the big blue family is no different. That is why when students voted for the candidates of SEC week this year, they also had the opportunity to vote on whether or not they were interested in having a …

TSU’s Annnual Tiger Fest Brings About Unity

TSU’s Annnual Tiger Fest Brings About Unity

By Ada Taylor  Meter Staff Writer Tennessee State University’s annual Tiger Fest was “as hype as you’d expect it to be” laughed sophomore Kayla Smith. For those who don’t know, Tiger Fest could be described as a field day. The day typically includes a few hours of music, food, and games all on the president’s …

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State Rep. Love Announces New Bills

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer During the National Conversation on Black Males & Violence at Tennessee State University, Representative Harold M. Love Jr. announced two bills. The first of the bills demanded that any deaths or injuries sustained in police custody must be reported to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The benefit of the …

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Farrakhan Proclaims That Business is War

By Leona Dunn Meter Staff Writer   The honorable minister Louis Farrakhan closed the third annual BUSI conference at Tennessee State University April 16 in Kean Hall with a keynote address on the theme “Business is warfare.” This was following a leadership boot camp that focused on conflict resolution, cooperative economics, building your business plan …

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TSU’s Hodges Named Maxine Smith Fellow With TBR

NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Dr. Jame’l Hodges, TSU’s assistant dean of Student Life and Engagement, has been named a Maxine Smith Fellow with the Tennessee Board of Regents. Hodges is the fourth TSU administrator to receive the honor in the last few years. As a Maxine Smith Fellow, the longtime students affairs administrator …

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Tennessee State Acknowledges Denim Day

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer The campus of Tennessee State University in partnership with the Sexual Assault Response Team banded together on April 27 to celebrate Denim Day, an international event meant to bring awareness to victims of sexual assault and “protest the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.” Students were asked to participate by …

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TSU Holds National Conversation on Young Black Males and Violence

By Victoria Gourdin Meter Staff Writer   Trayvon Martin’s murder several years ago is very well known and a prime example of unnecessary violence against black men, regardless of age. Another example is the 12-year-old who was playing with a toy gun and brutally shot and killed. Black parents everywhere teach their children how to …

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TSU Forms Impressive Team to Assist With FOCUS Act

By Lucas Johnson TSU Media Relations Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has formed a Transition Advisory Committee to assist the University with implementing the new FOCUS Act. It is a group from diverse backgrounds to take on the task outlined in the legislation, which is currently awaiting Governor Bill Haslam’s signature. The committee will …

Couple Sues Snapchat Over ‘Speed Filter’ They SayMade Woman Drive Too Fast

Couple Sues Snapchat Over ‘Speed Filter’ They SayMade Woman Drive Too Fast

(AP) A couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash. Media outlets report Wentworth and Karen Maynard filed a lawsuit in Spalding County state court against Snapchat and 18-year-old driver Christal McGee. The lawsuit says that in September, Wentworth Maynard was …