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EDITORIAL: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

There is a time for everything, the saying goes. There’s a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to be silent and a time to speak.  I have had a lot of good times as a member of The Meter staff. But …

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When Life Gives You Lemons

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer Beyoncé has done it once again. The singer released her sixth album titled Lemonade exclusively on HBO as a visual album. The album contained twelve songs, each following the emotions of her husband of eight years, rapper Jay-Z, his infidelity and the reconciliation of their marriage. To say the …

The Future is in Our Hands

The Future is in Our Hands

By Ashley Parmer Editor in Chief As Millennials, the future is in our hands. We hear this a lot when it comes to saving our planet and getting an education. But the future truly relies on our vote. In this democratic nation, we control who leads us.   We have a voice in the form …

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Don’t Wait to Prepare for the Future

By Ashley Parmer Editor-in-Chief of The Meter In the article “Businesses Boom for Undergraduates” recently published in the Tennessean, a writer takes a look at the businesses that have been developed from the ideas of the creative minds of local college students. Undergraduates from many colleges around Nashville were spotlighted for their innovative ideas, but …

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By Ashley Parmer “Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation.”  This line from Beyonce’s anthem is for all women, especially this month. March is Women’s History Month, and it’s time we recognize our power. Throughout history, Women have had to suffer many hardships to find their place in society. Human beings, who birthed the world, …

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Showing Black Love

By Ashley Parmer Editor in Chief February is all about love and black history. As students at an HBCU, we are immersed in black history and the legacies of Black excellence. But how much do we promote our peers by showing love? Often, we are consumed in the trials that African Americans face. We scorn …

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By Ashley Parmer Editori in Chief As the holidays roll in, and we travel home to the ones we love, let’s remember to cherish those moments. As we look at the tragedies that have occurred around the world, and even those in our own country, we must take a moment to count our blessings. So …

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By Ashley Parmer, Editor in Chief I would like to take a moment to analyze the shooting on Oct. 22, 2015 in which Cameron Selmon lost his life and three females were injured, and offer my thoughts on the situation. Thoughts on the Incident I am saddened by the death that took place on TSU’s …

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Avoiding That Dreaded Question During the Holidays

    By Ashley Parmer Editor in Chief The Thanksgiving tradition of family, food, and fun is soon to come, followed by the dreaded question that every college students wants to avoid- “How’s school?” While simple in comprehension, this question can be taken in different ways. It can be the next gossip topic for a …

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By Ashley Parmer Editor in Chief On April 21, 1950, The Meter was born. During a time when injustice was served constantly to African Americans, The Meter was a platform to make voices heard. During the sit-ins of 1960, students from Tennessee State University and surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Nashville took a …