Monthly Archive: November 2016

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101-Year-Old Former TSU Cheerleader Brunson Named ABC’s ‘Person of the Week’

By E.Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Burnece Walker Brunson’s popularity is almost as impressive as her age. The 101-year-old Tennessee State University alumna, who was a member of the then-Tennessee A&I College cheerleading squad in 1934, was ABC World News Tonight’s “Person of the Week” on Oct. 21. “She’s still cheering; proving to us …

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No Limit Records – A Family of Entrepreneurs

By Montrose Waite Howard University News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. (Howard News Service) — Beginning in the mid 1990’s, Percy Robert Miller, commonly known as Master P, has been a major player in the music industry, becoming one of the first rappers to own his distribution label, No Limit Records. In 1997, he scored a double …

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The T.E. Poag Players Guild Returns to TSU!

By Martavious Morton Staff Writer   The infamous T.E. Poag Players Guild has returned to TSU! The T.E. Poag Players Guild was originally created as the Tennessee Players Guild in 1931 by Thomas E. Poag, the theater department’s coordinator at the time. It was later named The T.E. Poag Players Guild in 1971. The idea …

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Livingstone Alumna Dwarf Defies the Odds Through Dance

By Delvakio Brown Staff Writer The world is not equipped to accommodate the needs of every type of human being but MyKesha Smith, a 3’5 dwarf, took on her passion and college anyway.  Experiencing a college campus for the first time can be overwhelming for some but imagine it from a small person’s world.  What’s …

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Secret Cosmetics Taking Over TSU!

By Rayvin Ashlee Mosley-Hall Staff Writer A junior here at TSU, hailing all the way from Atlanta, Georgia, is making her mark one lip gloss at a time. “TSU is seeing the end product of a storm.” Says Justis McKinney as she tells me her story. “They didn’t see the heartaches, pain, growing up fast. …

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TSU’s Glover Announces Initiatives to Continue ‘Legacy of Excellence’

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover outlined new initiatives she says will continue a “legacy of excellence” at the 104-year-old institution. Dr. Glover held a press conference on Oct. 14 during Homecoming week to discuss Impact 20/20, which includes new governance, academic excellence, and capital improvement …

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Tennessee State University, Google Partner to Help Prepare Students for the Workforce

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University is now a Google School. The institution recently received the designation through a partnership with the technology giant. TSU one of 10 historically black colleges and universities participating in the Google in Residence Program, which uses Google engineers to teach introductory computer science …

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TSU Hosted National Conference of Honors

By E. Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University hosted the 2016 National Association of African-American Honors Programs Conference Saturday, Oct. 29. The three-day conference included a gala on Monday, Oct. 31 in the Howard C. Gentry Complex on TSU’s main campus. More than 400 of the nation’s best and brightest students …

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TSU Crime Report

By Leona Dunn News Editor Tennessee State University’s crime rate has been excessive when it comes to relatively small infractions such as drug charges and burglary on the campus. Drug possession/ equipment has been the most consistent charge in the monthly crime report with students being caught with pipes and marijuana consistently.  Theft charges typically …

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How Do TSU Students Feel About Voting?

By Rheya Traylor Staff Writer In the 2016 Presidential election, the top candidates are Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. In the eyes of the Tennessee State student body, it is very important to vote this election year. Sophomore Chad Venson says,” If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the laws that will be passed …