Category: Features

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TSU Honors Dr. Page

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 Dr. Syb Brown reflected on Dr. Page’s time here and …

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Taking Pride in Our Faculty

By Shayla Simmons Over one year ago, Sandra Long Weaver agreed to advise The Meter, the student-run newspaper on the TSU campus. Beginning her legacy at TSU with only two students, she helped re-establish the newspaper read and loved by the student body. However even before stepping into her position as advisor, Long Weaver constructed …

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Taylor’s Success Gained by Time at Tennessee State

By Christina Young Staff Writer Neysa Taylor, former Meter Editor at Tennessee State University and the current  Director of Communications at the Tennessee Department of Corrections, came to visit and discussed her time as a student here at Tennessee State University and how her passion for news made her into the successful women she is …

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Great Debate Takes Place Between Two Institutions

By Ada Taylor, Editor in Chief Tennessee State University was founded in 1912 and Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873. For the past 105 years, these two institutions have educated students less than three miles from each other, and yet the schools’ forensics teams have never formally debated one another. However, that all changed on …

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Nonprofit Group Supports Women on the Rise

By Lavenia Chappel Shannon Lee in 2015 founded the Nashville nonprofit Ladies Who Strive “to motivate, inspire and educate” young women to accomplish their entrepreneurial and career goals. The organization is designed to be a support system for striving young women, something Lee felt was missing from the local business scene. “Women always feel the …

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Sierra Nicole Exclusives

By Alexis Clark It is all about starting early and being persistent if it is your dream. And that is exactly what aspiring entrepreneur, Sierra Holmes, is doing! Sierra is a freshman here at Tennessee state seeking a degree in fashion merchandise. She has her own brand; Sierra Nicole Exclusives, that includes exclusive hand painted …

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Amber Hughes Is A Huge Deal

By Leona Dunn We have all heard of Wilma Rudolph and have collectively praised Coach Ed Temple. Not to mention the Tigerbelles, Tennessee State University’s Women’s Track team, are consistent Ohio Valley Conference Champions, but lately, there has been one track star in particular who has been catching people’s attention. Amber Hughes. “I was mainly …

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I Voted for Trump

By Leona Dunn “I understand that voting for trump may seem unprecedented at an HBCU,” Marvin Williamson said, “but I know I’m not the only one who did it, even though I may be the only one brave enough to admit to it.” Williamson, a junior criminal justice and history double major, had a different …

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Livingstone Alumna Dwarf Defies the Odds Through Dance

By Delvakio Brown Staff Writer The world is not equipped to accommodate the needs of every type of human being but MyKesha Smith, a 3’5 dwarf, took on her passion and college anyway.  Experiencing a college campus for the first time can be overwhelming for some but imagine it from a small person’s world.  What’s …

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The Rich History of Air Force ROTC Detachment 790

By Ada Taylor Editor-in-Chief   It is common knowledge that Tennessee State University has a rich history, but what many people don’t realize is that this extends to the ROTC as well.  In fact, part of that history currently resides on campus in the form of “the airplane” which is on loan to TSU from …