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Month: September 2016

Meet the New Editor

Meet the New Editor

Welcome new Tigers! And welcome back returning Tigers! I hope you all are as excited as I am for the upcoming semester. My name is Ada Taylor and I am a senior from Detroit, Michigan and The Meter’s Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 academic school year. […]

TSU AMONG SEVERAL PARTICIPANTS IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL FESTIVAL

TSU AMONG SEVERAL PARTICIPANTS IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Lucas Johnson-Department of Media Relations NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is doing its part to help area youngsters have a “healthy start” back to school. The university partnered with several organizations on August 13 to sponsor Love’s Healthy Start Festival, an […]

Beauty on a College Student’s Budget

Beauty on a College Student’s Budget

Alexis Clark

Meter Staff Writer

“I can not afford this,” is a thought that might run through your mind plenty of times while living the college lifestyle. Trying to save yet figuring out how to wisely spend your money can prove to be a challenge. Especially when it comes to spending money on products such as hair, skin care, and cosmetic items. But have no fear; there are a few brands that can help you maintain your daily routine, all while staying within your budget.

The brand E.l.f is a cosmetic line that is extremely cheap. They have items that start as low as $1.00 such as makeup brushes and powder palettes, making it very affordable. This brand is also very convenient for TSU students since their items are conveniently located in the TSU bookstore. They can also be found at the local Walgreens or Walmart.

Shea Moisturize is an award winning company that focuses mainly on body washes and hair care products for every hair texture and type. Their products are not only for women but for men as well. Shea Moisturize items can also be located at a Walgreens or any local drug store. Their products may not be as cheap as E.l.f cosmetics but their quality is amazing and well worth the price.

Shea Moisturize also offers a thick bar of African black soap with shea butter that can help prevent dry and irritated skin for only $3.99. The brand also has an African black soap deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner that is popular in the natural hair community. In 2015 both products were included in top 10 best sellers list. The natural and organic ingredients used in these products can revert damaged hair back into strong healthy hair for $10.99 per bottle.
For skin care, Cetaphil is a great skin care product that help prevents annoying acne breakouts. Cetaphil daily face cleanser is a gentle product that is priced at $6.39 and is effective within days. The face wash does not strip the moisture from your skin, therefore working well for those with sensitive skin as well. Compared to other face cleaners the prices are reasonable and extremely worth it.

FRESHMAN 15: TRUTH OR MYTH?

FRESHMAN 15: TRUTH OR MYTH?

Rheya Traylor Meter Staff Writer As freshmen enter their first year of college, one piece of advice that is always given is to beware of the freshman fifteen. The freshman fifteen usually happens within the first semester in college youth across the country, but there […]

Freshmen Boot Camp Recap

Freshmen Boot Camp Recap

Leona Dunn News Editor The Academic Boot Camp and Excel O Rate program 2016 began June 4th, with 25 hand-picked counselors helping move in approximately 130 incoming freshmen students into Merl R. Eppse hall. The camp started immediately after orientation that day at 4pm after […]

Freshmen Boot Camp Recap

Freshmen Boot Camp Recap

Leona Dunn

News Editor

Tuesday August 16th over 200 returning students gathered in Kean hall to receive instructions on the time and dorm that they would be assigned to help over 1,000 freshman move in the next day.

“It was exciting seeing everyone, starting the school year off with service and meeting students that are going to be in the same situation I was in last year, confused but excited. I just know it’s going to be hard work but fun,” says sophomore Kelita Browning.

Student Activities worked hard this year figuring out new routes and putting together a list of everyone’s time preferences along with t-shirt sizes that would help distinguish the workers from the students. Knowing that Wilson hall would be the hardest to conquer, they created a unique system of placing people strategically at points; in the parking lot to unload the cars and place new student belongings in carts, in the front of Wilson to unload carts or to wait until another one was available, then in the building to help unload dolleys and get the freshmen placed in their rooms.

“It was a lot of work, but Wilson is usually the most hectic every year due to it holding the most freshmen,” said the executive Vice President of SGA, Dexter Hooks.

The freshman were grateful for the help, and most of the students living on campus commented on the ease and success of their move.  “I’ve heard horror stories about Wilson with the lines, and the stairs, but it wasn’t that bad moving into Hale. It was a little difficult with the carts but we got in and out quickly,” Kiytta Freeman, an incoming freshmen said.

Yet Wilson was not as bad as everyone would have thought, regardless of the wait for the elevator. The Student Government Association, along with other student and faculty volunteers, can label this move in a success. They have used this day to think about strategic ways to move everyone in systematically, worked hard physically while carrying and lifting refrigerators and other things, and of course served our incoming student body by helping ease the stress and letting them know that they don’t have to go at it alone. Here at Tennessee State we embody our motto of “Think. Work. Serve.

TSU PRESIDENT GLENDA GLOVER SAYS STUDENT SUCCESS REMAINS A PRIORITY

TSU PRESIDENT GLENDA GLOVER SAYS STUDENT SUCCESS REMAINS A PRIORITY

Lucas Johnson –Department of Media Relations NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – TSU President Glenda Glover says the university has several priorities which include improving retention and graduation rates, and creating new residence halls for students. Glover addressed the Faculty and Staff Institute for the […]

TSU Nashville Alumni Chapter Awards $9,000 in Scholarships

TSU Nashville Alumni Chapter Awards $9,000 in Scholarships

By Leona Dunn News Editor On Tuesday, August 23rd Tennessee State Universities Nashville Alumni Chapter celebrated five students that they recruited from Nashville’s metropolitan area and awarded each with a $1,000 scholarship. T’yana Jackson, Tiara Morton, Burunde Buggs, Raven Edmundson, and Khalil Jones along with […]

Election 2016: It is Important to Know

Election 2016: It is Important to Know

By Khandi Wilson

Meter Staff Writer

The primaries are now over and the upcoming general election is speedily approaching. This election year has been memorable in itself but it also has made revolutionary steps towards what our nation has come to accept:  a female nominee and an off-script businessman for president—oh what an unprecedented year it has been. Both presidential candidates of the Republican and Democratic party are well-known names but it is important to know that there are more individuals running for the presidency other than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

 

Jill Stein of the Green Party proposes a plan for this nation that will make it more efficient and fair for all who live in this country. Some key issues that she focuses on is turning to renewable energy, encouraging the use of organic materials, supporting the right to a livable wage, free tuition from pre-school through college, reestablishing music and the arts in curriculums, launching a $15 per hour minimum wage, certified equal pay for equal work, and cutting military spending in half while also creating an Election Day exclusively for enforcing our rights.

 

Gary Johnson is representing the Libertarian Party, ensuring that Americans feel free and are able to be independent in their beliefs and choices. His platforms include leveling the playing field for jobs while also increasing job growth, insisting that we need to focus on issues at home rather than interfering in international affairs. Johnson also supports pro-choice, affirms in the legalization of marijuana, and wants a genuine balanced budget without tax increases while also making immigration more efficient by providing work visas and proof of employment.
It is important to know that being educated in this election is of high-priority, which includes knowing all the candidates and their platforms on certain issues, but you need to register to vote. Most millennials are coming into this election interested and eager to fight for the candidate that best reflects their beliefs and values, but their voice cannot be heard because of their lack of registration. If you want to make a difference this election year, call your nearest County Recorder and register—it is your right after all.

A Summer in Segovia, Spain

A Summer in Segovia, Spain

By Victoria Gourdin Meter Staff Writer I have always had a love for languages and cultures in general, with traveling being another passion of mine.  In the spring of my senior year in high school, I traveled to Spain for an exchange program, and early […]