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Latest Yearbook Will Not Mimic the Past

Latest Yearbook Will Not Mimic the Past

By Leona Dunn The yearbook will be unveiled with a fresh face in the fall, as student volunteers strive to make it better than last years. The office of Student Activities was given the duty of making the yearbook after one graduating senior, Rochelle Brown, […]

Women’s Center Director becomes an Author

Women’s Center Director becomes an Author

By Leona Dunn The Women’s Center director is now a published author, and her first order of books is already sold out. Miss Seanne Wilson, was named the director of the Tennessee State University Women’s Center last year after years of handling the day to […]

Who is Un-Opposed?

Who is Un-Opposed?

For the first time in three years all top four positions have competition, but still class delegations lack the numbers needed to fill their delegation for next academic school year. Even though the top four competition is exciting, the lack of secretaries and treasurers, vice presidents and even presidents for some of the classes is why associations fail.

“We need all hands on deck,when all of the responsibility falls on one person because no one is willing to run- no one is willing to help out- its sad really,” current president JerMilton Woods said.

When asked a lot of students respond that Student Election Commission week is just another popularity contest. One student says she will not vote because all the students do is feed you for a week, and after the week the fire is lost.

“All the candidates do is feed us , they feed us food and they feed us lies- after my sophomore year I just didn’t have faith anymore that anything was going to change, so now Im just trying to eat their food and graduate,” says  a source that doesn’t want her name revealed.

Others feel better about this upcoming election. Student Election Commission has reported that this is not only the first time (since current seniors have been here) that all top four positions have had competition, it is also the first time they have had more than two candidates go for the same title in multiple positions within the last five years. A student that has been here since 2014 and is still here due to switching majors is excited about this week.

“I feel like its important to have people lead the school because the one thing the school really needs is leadership and this is the first year since 2014 that I have had someone actually come up to me and say vote for me, opposed to their campaign teams doing it and the announcements on the intercom doing it, ” junior Hashim Sirleaf said, ” I am actually going to vote this year for one person, so far, but only one person.”

Maybe Sirleaf’s response is the reason some candidates do not run. People are scared that they will not get the votes. Out of over 30 positions there are 4o candidates running for only 21 positions, leaving half of the administration vacant to be filled through executive appointments.

Students Face Dilemma with Meal Plans

Students Face Dilemma with Meal Plans

The line everyone is waiting in this year is the one to activate meal plans. Students at Tennessee State University were experiencing wait times on average of 36 minutes to get their meal plans activated. Instead of pulling up the financial information at the cafeteria […]

TSU’s Oldest Cheerleader Passes Away

TSU’s Oldest Cheerleader Passes Away

Tennessee State Universities Nashville Alumni Association had a moment last Tuesday, January 22cnd,  after a member announced that Burnece Walker Brunson was placed on hospice.

The source said Brunson would be spending her last days in her home with people she loved. This came up after a brief discussion about how the association would pay respect to members that pass away arose.

Not even a week later, Nashville’s press is buzzing about the “jewel” TSU President Glenda Glover says they have lost, according to a Tennessee Tribune Article.

Author, Teacher, Life-guard, and of course most known as cheerleader, Brunson’s spirit will be missed. Just last year her spirit went national as she starred as the featured ABC ‘Person of the Week’. You can watch that right here.

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In the video Brunson was 101-years-old. She passed away this week at the age of 102.

Lawfully, you will be judged by your peers

Lawfully, you will be judged by your peers

By Leona Dunn Student Court is back in session. With three new justices and six returning, the swearing in of the student court for the 2017-2018 academic school year took place on Oct. 19. The court’s job is to go over student conduct cases and […]

Same Room, New Name

Same Room, New Name

  The Communications department at Tennessee State University held a tribute ceremony for a fallen professor this afternoon. Journalism professor, Gethan Ward, died December 16th due to an illness during winter break, a few days after final grades were due. The department made up a […]