Monthly Archive: December 2016

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College Sunday held by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

By Rheya Traylor On November 13, 2016, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church held their annual College Sunday service in Tennessee State University’s Gentry Complex. Starting at 11:15 am, each song, performance, and message were dedicated to college students across Tennessee. The congregation consisted of many colleges such as Fisk University, Austin Peay State University, Belmont …

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Doing Nothing Against Injustice Promotes Abuse, Prominent Civil Rights Attorney Says

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — A prominent civil rights attorney says that those who see injustice and do nothing help to promote abuse. Benjamin Crump, the Florida lawyer who represented families in police shooting cases that made headlines around the world, was the keynote speaker Oct. 31 at the 25th anniversary …

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Even the Most Adjusted Students Can Be Homesick

By Rayvin Ashlee Mosley-Hall No matter how excited you are for the parties, games, and organizations, even the most independent college student can find themselves homesick. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, it happens to everyone. There’s no medical definition for homesickness, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Homesickness in it’s most …

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TSU’s College of Business Hosts Global Leadership Summit for Top Business Students

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University’s College of Business has a directive for its students: “Write your signature on the world.” Dr. Millicent Lownes-Jackson, the College’s dean, said that charge inspired the recent Global Leadership Summit for its top undergraduate and graduate students. The event was held on Oct. …

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50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa

By Victoria Gourdin For those who celebrate it, Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday recognized by millions throughout the world and African community. It gives a different cultural message to a community surrounded by only Christianity’s version of the season. It teaches what it means to be African and human at the same time. The holiday …

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What the Women’s Center is All About

by Knija Kendrick You may know where the women center is located, but not really know what goes down behind that door. I spoke to Seanne Wilson, the woman in charge, and a few of the ladies who help out, about what the women center is really all about. “At the beginning of the school …

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TSU Police Chief Attends National Conference on Gun Policies

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University Police Chief Greg Robinson is attending a national conference this week with about 20 other top campus law enforcement officials to discuss campus-carry policies. The conference, sponsored by the National Center for Campus Public Safety, is Nov. 15-16 in McKinney, Texas. Some of …

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I Voted for Trump

By Leona Dunn “I understand that voting for trump may seem unprecedented at an HBCU,” Marvin Williamson said, “but I know I’m not the only one who did it, even though I may be the only one brave enough to admit to it.” Williamson, a junior criminal justice and history double major, had a different …

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Celebrating Hanukkah

By Rheya Traylor As we move into the holiday season, it is important to remember the diverse range of holidays that our peers will be celebrating. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days and nights. This year it will start the evening of December 24th and end the evening …

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Students Share Their Family’s Holiday Traditions

By Martavious Morton Different holiday traditions have been a part of American families for decades. Here at TSU, the students are all excited for both fall and winter break, especially since a big holiday like Thanksgiving passes. Now with Christmas right around the corner, the excitement doesn’t end. As a way to dish out some …