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TSU Students Excitedly Await “Black Panther”

TSU Students Excitedly Await “Black Panther”

Marvel fans across the world excitedly await Marvel’s newest highly anticipated film Black Panther. Some of those fans are right here on the campus of Tennessee State University. One fan is Nigile Adams, a freshman Health Science major, who says he is a huge Marvel […]

The Aristocrat of Bands Takes on Atlanta

The Aristocrat of Bands Takes on Atlanta

The Aristocrat of Bands headed to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 25, for the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase with this year’s theme being, “March On. Dream Together”. The AOB has been to Honda three times in the past four years. […]

How to be Green

How to be Green

What are the first three things that pop into your head when you think about college? Perhaps studying, football games, and top ramen come to mind. Of course academics and having a booming social life are some of the main priorities for a college student, right?

The environment is the least of a college student’s concern. So why would any student care about the smaller things such as turning the lights off when no one is in the room or recycling?

No matter what your priorities are or what you care about, there are an infinite amount of small changes that any college student can implement into their daily routine, each being environmentally friendly and beneficial for the planet altogether. Here are 5 ways to get started:

  1. Use a reusable water bottle – Purchasing a reusable water bottle not only saves money, but it is convenient with water fountains being located all over campus.
  2. Take notes electronically – Approximately four million trees are cut down a year for paper production alone.
  3. Turn off the faucet when you are not using it – The average American wastes four gallons of water when running the water while brushing their teeth.
  4. Walk as much as possible – Why stress about trying to find parking before class, when walking is good exercise and more efficient.
  5. RECYCLE.

Small changes in your everyday life can go a long way to protect the future. You never know how a simple action can influence everyone. So why not try and make an impact, no matter the size. It is the little things that will be beneficial with protecting the planet in the long run.

Students Gather to Protest Campus Living Conditions

Students Gather to Protest Campus Living Conditions

Change is in the air at Tennessee State University. Students and faculty gathered in front of Mary Wilson Hall on Jan. 25 and ignited a protest charging TSU’s administration to fix a myriad of issues regarding dorm conditions and other campus concerns. Some residents complained […]

Changes Made to Greek Membership Intake at TSU

Changes Made to Greek Membership Intake at TSU

Hazing has become a real threat at colleges and universities across the nation. Headlines broadcasting the result of such a dangerous trend have unfortunately become commonplace. While not only hazardous and potentially fatal, hazing is also a liability for the schools themselves. Hazing is described […]

Tennessee State University Brings the Business to Campus

Tennessee State University Brings the Business to Campus

On Tennessee State University’s campus, the Career Development Center is well known for their events that aid in networking and helping students and alumni alike to branch out and find career opportunities they never knew were available. This specific event coming up, the Internship Fair, focuses on bridging the gap between future employees and employers. The event assists former and current students with job preparation as well as broadening their ideas of what jobs their chosen majors can truly coincide with.

With more and more students getting prepared for graduation, the working world can be a total culture shock. The different mindset that is required in to maintain a lucrative and healthy working environment is definitely something the Career Development Center helps these students with every day.

A current Career Development Center student, William Taylor, was asked how he thought the fair would transpire and how he feels it would provide Tennessee State University students with guidance for their futures. His response was:

“I believe that the fall Career Fair has created enough buzz to attract a large amount of students to the internship fair this spring. This opportunity allows all majors to connect to professionals who are looking for students just like them, and will create mutual professional relationships and highlight the determination that students have to be successful. The career center does an excellent job of bridging the gap between the students and the employers, as they know this event is beneficial to both parties. Many students are not aware of the companies that are literally seeking them so the CDC puts employers on a platform to be seen by students. As a result, revenue and partnerships are granted to hard working interns and future employees.”

Overall, the campus is buzzing with excitement, and getting their best professional attire ready to charm and impress their future employers with their well-rounded knowledge of their desired career. For those interested in attending, the Internship Fair will take place on February 15th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and you can get more information at the Career Development Center located in the Student Success Center, on the third floor.

Students Face Dilemma with Meal Plans

Students Face Dilemma with Meal Plans

The line everyone is waiting in this year is the one to activate meal plans. Students at Tennessee State University were experiencing wait times on average of 36 minutes to get their meal plans activated. Instead of pulling up the financial information at the cafeteria […]

A Year in Trump’s America

A Year in Trump’s America

A year has passed since the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, swearing Donald John Trump into the highest office in the land. Even before his official term began, his road to the White House was highly reported and scrutinized for numerous […]

The Government Shutdown of 2018

The Government Shutdown of 2018

The United States of America was founded on the basic principles of a strong government. Society today functions the way it does because the country has the ability to fall back on what most consider to be a generally reliable and democratic government. That being said, a government shutdown is unfortunately not something people should fail to think about. No one and no organization are perfect.

When the government shuts down, it is the “closure of nonessential offices of the government due to lack of approval on the federal budget for the upcoming fiscal year.”

It is more than clear that the entire county will be affected in some way when the government shuts down. A government shutdown deals with the closure of nonessential offices of the government because of a lack of approval on the federal budget for the approaching fiscal year. Approval is reached if Congress passes all of the spending bills in reference to the federal budget.

However, if Congress is not able to come to an agreement, a government shutdown will occur causing many operations run federally to close, halting work for federal employees unless they are considered essential. Some organizations will stay open for a while running on cash reserves but once they run out, they too will close if a solution is not found.

The government shutdown of 2018 was caused because, in so many words, Congress was not able to pass a new government funding law before the old one had expired. However, after looking further into the matter, it was made clear that the Democrats and Republicans had a long-winded debate over immigration that finally spilled over and ended up causing a lack of government funding.

Democrats want to take a stand and have Republican leaders make a deal giving protection to thousands of people facing deportation. Many of those people are unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and would fall under the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) program. However, the Trump administration decided to end this program, leaving many young immigrants who grew up believing themselves to be citizens of the United States without legal protection. Until progress on creating a deal protecting DACA recipients is made, most Democrats have decided to withhold their support from government funding bills.

That being said, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publically made a statement offering to continue government funding for two and a half more weeks. He then went on to say that if no deal on DACA is reached before that time, it is his intention to bring up a bill on immigration soon after. Shortly after this statement was made, Charles “Chuck” Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader and Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, announced that he and the Democrats would take the offer and reopen the government. A bill to do so was passed and received Trump’s signature, thus leaving the government open and giving Americans hope for resolution.

Net Neutrality and You

Net Neutrality and You

A hot button issue as 2017 came to a close was the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end Net Neutrality in a 3:2 vote on Dec. 14. The outrage leading up to the vote was obvious with people rallying together to voice their dissatisfaction with […]