Category: Editorials

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President Trump’s Russian Relations

By Ada Taylor On Monday, March 20th, the directors of the NSA and FBI testified before The House Intelligence Community. While the conversation was not limited to one topic, much of the time was spent covering Russian interference in the 2016 election. FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers were interrogated by Republicans …

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Are Millenials More Passive Than Previous Generations?

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 it is true, we must ask ourselves what has led …

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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 could be packing. For some, this is a reasonable measure. …

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What’s New?

By Ada Taylor Editor-in-Chief To the incoming freshman and transfer students alike, welcome to the Big Blue Family! And to returning students and staff, welcome back! A lot of exciting things happened during the short period that we were gone. For one, Tennessee State University was awarded a $2 million dollar grant as part of …

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As We Move Forward

By Ada Taylor Editor I have seen some comments floating around the internet that have said things along the lines of “9/11 was the worst day in American history, and 11/9 is the second.” Now, these are powerful words, but I respectfully disagree. Please know that as a nation, we have been through far worse …

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What Veterans Day Means to a Soldier

By Martavious Morton The time to honor our veterans has come again! Being a part of the United States Army opened my eyes and let me know just how much we should appreciate our military veterans. Throughout my 3 years in the military, I have learned that being a veteran means you hold life’s values …

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What Now? What’s Your Plan for Life After College?

By: Ada Taylor Editor In a couple of months, those of us who are seniors will be wondering “What now?” _ especially those who will be graduating in December. However, if we begin preparing now there will be fewer people moving back home and more of us moving on to a career.  Now, this is …

Do Police Officers Lives Matter?

Do Police Officers Lives Matter?

By Leona Dunn News Editor   I can honestly say that the Black Lives Matter movement does not believe or insinuate that all police officers are bad, just like people of color have been trying to prove for decades that all black people aren’t bad regardless of the stereotypes or way that we are constantly …

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Are You Ready?

In the last issue, I discussed how college is not about getting a degree, but about preparing for a career. I wanted expand upon that in this issue of The Meter. According to a 2013 study done by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 48 percent of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require …

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Meet the New Editor

Welcome new Tigers! And welcome back returning Tigers! I hope you all are as excited as I am for the upcoming semester. My name is Ada Taylor and I am a senior from Detroit, Michigan and The Meter’s Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Previously, this position was held by Ashley Parmer, and I …