By Christina Young Tennessee State University celebrates legacies by honoring the Pioneers of the Mass Communications department on March 3rd. The Distinguished honoree was Dr. Donald C. page, who has taught in the department of Communications since 1977, specializing in mass communications. Professor and Journalist […]
Author: Shayla Simmons
By: Shayla Simmons If one finds himself or herself interested in aspects of print, digital, or broadcast journalism, or wants to hone his or her skills, meet like minded peers and establish fruitful connections, the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalist) Student Chapter is worth […]
By Leona Dunn
The purpose of special elections in the fall has always been to bring in the Freshmen Delegation and fill any vacant spots in the current Student Government Association administration. Yet, lately it’s been looked at as an easier, expedited way to run for a position without putting in as much effort. In recent years, this has made special elections a goal for others, rather than the secondary option it was intended to be. Because of this mindset there has not been a full Student Government Administration going into the summer in the last three years. As a result, the current administration is looking for solutions to solve this problem.
Having a full Student Government going into the summer is essential, since that is when most training and orientations for the purpose of preparing students for their position happens, so that they may hit the ground running in the fall. Special elections were always meant for the freshmen class, and hopefully SGA can work something out that will help us go back into the summer with a full Student Government Association. That way, we will be fully prepared for the upcoming year once again.
By Joshua Walden TSU’s first game of the OVC Tournament came against the fifth seeded Southeast Missouri Redhawks. They came into the game with (14-17) overall and (9-7) in the conference. TSU came into this game as the underdogs. They were the eighth seed with […]
By Victoria Gourdin
Playing video games is more or less a given in today’s society. According to VentureBeat News, over 1.2 billion people are playing videogames worldwide and of those people, 46 percent of gamers are women and 54 percent are men. While men dominate the world of gaming, women are not too far behind. However, that statistic does bring up the question of what type of games are out there. When asked what their preferred games were, people automatically assumed that the game would be for a specific console despite the fact that it was never specified. After a small poll from some TSU students, data showed that more people use the Xbox and PlayStation platforms. However, the “other” box was checked often as well. For many, regardless of gender, gaming goes far beyond a $300 console and some controllers. There are portable games, computer games, and even some cellular games that people prefer.
With that being said, people enjoy videogames in general and play them for different reasons. For some, they offer clarity and for others they simply serve as entertainment. For one TSU student, videogames serve as a distraction of sorts. When asked why he plays, Jory Teague mentioned that it was fun and it “lets [his] brain focus on something other than school. School can be difficult and overall stressful but having a go-to outlet such as videogames helps blow off some extra steam.” The debate about whether games are good or bad has been a commonly discussed topic, and while people are quick to put the blame on videogames for different types of mental and physical ailments, there has not been any “real” science to prove these theories. However, more professional studies are being conducted daily to find out the truth.
People want to know if videogames can actually be good for your health or if they make learning harder, inspire violence, or even affect physical health. With that being said, too much of anything is never healthy. Still, while there is the same lack of “real” evidence, many researchers are proving daily why playing videogames can be a good thing. Contrary to popular belief, playing videogames can make you a better decision maker, make you less anti-social, improve hand eye-coordination and even enhance your ability to learn according to an article from Game Designing.
When it comes to millennials, a new term has been coined – political dropouts. When considering this term, it forces one to ask his or herself a couple of questions. 1) “Is it true?” and 2) “If it is true, why?” If we assume that […]
By Victoria Gourdin When asked the question “why donate blood,” people have many different responses. Some do it because they feel it is the right thing to do. Others may know someone who might need blood. Still, regardless of matter what the reason is, people […]
By Christina Young Staff Writer Love is in the air as Tennessee State University holds its very first Sadie Hawkins, hosted by The Women’s Center. The Sadie Hawkins Dance is usually an informal dance sponsored by a high school, middle school or college, in which […]