Category: Entertainment

TSU Holds First Sadie Hawkins Dance

TSU Holds First Sadie Hawkins Dance

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 female students either invite male students, or come with friends. …

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‘Why We Laugh’ Shown During Black History Month

By Knija Kendrick Staff Writer The showing of “Why We Laugh” that was released back in 2009, directed by Robert Townsend and Quincy Newell, was shown on Friday, February 17th in the Student Success Center, where students can learn about the history behind black entertainment along with enjoying an interesting film. This particular film was …

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TSU Students Show ‘The Mixed Crowd’

By Alexis Clark “The Mixed Crowd” is a show with a series of 3 episodes that has been created by TSU students. Seniors Adam Turner, Cedric Beene, and Dehjonette Gilmore came up with the idea of the show and were eventually the directors, while the production was done by mass communication students from Ms. Forte’s …

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No Limit Records – A Family of Entrepreneurs

By Montrose Waite Howard University News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. (Howard News Service) — Beginning in the mid 1990’s, Percy Robert Miller, commonly known as Master P, has been a major player in the music industry, becoming one of the first rappers to own his distribution label, No Limit Records. In 1997, he scored a double …

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The T.E. Poag Players Guild Returns to TSU!

By Martavious Morton Staff Writer   The infamous T.E. Poag Players Guild has returned to TSU! The T.E. Poag Players Guild was originally created as the Tennessee Players Guild in 1931 by Thomas E. Poag, the theater department’s coordinator at the time. It was later named The T.E. Poag Players Guild in 1971. The idea …

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Theater Season Kicks Off with Two Productions

By Martavious Mortin Staff Writer The season for theater has officially started. The Tennessee State University’s Theater Department will be kicking off the school year with two suspenseful plays: Sorry Wrong Number and The Hitch Hiker. Sorry Wrong Number explores the world of the unknowing. Mrs. Stevenson, played by Senior Theater Major, Kala Ross, creates …

Departments Team Up to Form New Project, Ars Poetica

Departments Team Up to Form New Project, Ars Poetica

By Martavious Morton Meter Staff Writer The Mass Communications Department and the Literature Department has teamed up to form a great project known as Ars Poetica.  Dr. Michelle Pinkard teaches a Poetics and Compositions class in the Literature Department at TSU. Mr. Brian Day teaches Visual Storytelling I which is a class that focuses on …

Freshmen English Introduces ‘The Green Kabaret’

Freshmen English Introduces ‘The Green Kabaret’

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer The freshmen of English 1010 and 1020 presented to TSU their quarterly annual ‘Green Kabaret’. The Green Kabaret is a student-led production with the mission of telling “the critical stories of our time addressing the vulnerabilities of the natural world.” Students use research applied to music, film and theater …

l-r; Stage manager, Anderow Shafik and Dr. Pete Anthony Fields, Jr. anticipates the opening of the show

TSU Presents ‘West Side Story’ March 31

By Victoria Gourdin Meter Staff Writer West Side Story is a well-known play that follows the unrequited love story of Maria and Tony trapped in the midst of gang violence and ethnic differences, much like that of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Tennessee State University’s Dr. William Crimm has put his creative license to use …

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Women of Legend and Merit Awards Dinner March 22

By Delvakio S. Brown This year marks the ninth annual Women of Legend and Merit Awards Dinner. On March 22, the Gentry Center will be transformed into an evening filled with Jazz music in the air, décor in resemblance of a royal feast, and filled with individuals who dedicate their lives to change.  With great participation …