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Month: February 2017

50 for 50

50 for 50

By Victoria Gourdin There is a distinct difference between a grade that is passing and grades that leave a student in good academic standing. Furthermore, anyone who is either active throughout the camps, invested in their grades, or both can easily understand how difficult getting […]

Pullen Named Mr. Ivy

Pullen Named Mr. Ivy

By Christina Young In honor of Black History Month, Tennessee State University honors one of our very own black kings. This year we recognize Dwight Pullen as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s new Mr. Ivy. Pullen’s goals for the upcoming semester include seminars on man-hood, […]

The Women’s  Center Hosts Events for ‘Love Month’

The Women’s Center Hosts Events for ‘Love Month’

By: Shayla Simmons
The Women’s Center is hosting a series of events to celebrate the month of February, now alternatively known as “Love Month.” The purpose of the month is to promote self-love amongst the student body, specifically the young women that make up Tennessee State University.
The main event of the month is the Sadie Hawkins Valentine’s Dinner. The concept of Sadie Hawkins is to reverse the stereotypical roles, resulting in women asking out their date. Yet rather than asking out a male counterpart, the dinner is meant to have a more relaxed tone, prompting participants to bring a friend to enjoy the holiday typically meant for lovers.
The guests lucky enough to enjoy the night will enjoy spoken word and even have the chance to win prizes.
Other events included “Ms. Representation” and “What Women Need Versus What Mean Want”, both of which take place on February 8, 2017.
“Ms. Representation” explores the “mask” that people wear when talking to others, especially for the first time, hiding away their true personalities. Participants will each be given a mask at their arrival and later given the opportunity to reveal their true self by removing that mask.
The Seminar “What Women Need Versus What Mean Want” is intended to be a respectful, open conversation between men and women to discuss what makes a successful, modern relationship.
The purpose of these events and the Women’s Center as a whole, as explained by Ms. Seanne Wilson, whom heads the Women’s Center, “is to empower women to succeed academically, financially, mentally, spiritually, and professionally.”
“What I am finding,” Wilson continued, “is that young women come to college and start focusing on anything but. The purpose of these events is to allow women to make peace with their past to be more successful in the future. The events are meant to stress the importance of loving yourself first before you love someone else.”

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

Should College Students be Allowed to Carry Guns?

Should College Students be Allowed to Carry Guns?

Did you know Tennessee law allows full-time employees of public universities to carry a concealed weapon on campus? Not very many people do and that is unfortunate. That means that when you walk into your biology or political science class here at TSU, your professor […]

TSU Pro Football Hall of Famers  Recognized at Super Bowl LI

TSU Pro Football Hall of Famers Recognized at Super Bowl LI

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service)  — Tennessee State University’s Super Bowl legacy was once again in the spotlight when its Pro Football Hall of Famers were recognized at Super Bowl LI. The National Football League hosted Hall of Famers from Historically Black […]