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The Power of the Black Vote

The Power of the Black Vote

“Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his book Why We Can’t Wait. More than three hundred years later, the voice of the black community, once a whisper, […]

The Double Standard of Drugs: When Weed Sees Color

The Double Standard of Drugs: When Weed Sees Color

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news that marijuana is big business. Weed has become an industry all on its own, creating overnight millionaires whether it be growing or selling and everything in between. According to Forbes, North America spent a […]

TSU’s Oldest Cheerleader Passes Away

TSU’s Oldest Cheerleader Passes Away

Tennessee State Universities Nashville Alumni Association had a moment last Tuesday, January 22cnd,  after a member announced that Burnece Walker Brunson was placed on hospice.

The source said Brunson would be spending her last days in her home with people she loved. This came up after a brief discussion about how the association would pay respect to members that pass away arose.

Not even a week later, Nashville’s press is buzzing about the “jewel” TSU President Glenda Glover says they have lost, according to a Tennessee Tribune Article.

Author, Teacher, Life-guard, and of course most known as cheerleader, Brunson’s spirit will be missed. Just last year her spirit went national as she starred as the featured ABC ‘Person of the Week’. You can watch that right here.

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In the video Brunson was 101-years-old. She passed away this week at the age of 102.

Taking it back to the streets

Taking it back to the streets

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Lawfully, you will be judged by your peers

Lawfully, you will be judged by your peers

By Leona Dunn

Student Court is back in session. With three new justices and six returning, the swearing in of the student court for the 2017-2018 academic school year took place on Oct. 19.

The court’s job is to go over student conduct cases and uphold/review the student government constitution. The office of student affairs allocated the court a new space last year equipped with a judicial bench, microphones, and room for a few other faculty to sit in on the hearings located in room 007 of Kean Hall.

“This room is for student court cases and our disciplinary cases as room 007 is designed to uphold the scales of justice,” Dean Stevenson, the advisor over the court said.

Stevenson has now officially implemented the student court as the fourth branch of the student government administration (SGA). Not only will the court be written into the constitution that is currently being revised, but the court will also be a part of all other aspects of student government life.

“I’m excited to work with you all, glad that you will be working as the first official judicial branch of student government, it’s an exciting moment and an exciting time so I’m excited to see how this is all going to work, all I ask is that you don’t impeach me,” SGA President JerMilton Woods joked, “but like always there’s much love, and you are officially welcomed in.”

A lot of the cases the student court handles come directly from the campus police department. The department practices both discretion and law, one law stating that you have the right to be judged by your peers. The department uses student referral practices often and appreciates the work student court does to make sure students are treated fairly for their actions. TSU Police Chief took time out of his busy schedule to welcome the court as well as offer words of wisdom.

“Congratulations,” Robinson said. “When you get these cases and these acts that will come before you, take advantage of this opportunity and deal with these things in a very serious matter. We always talk about and focus on active listening and making the right decision based on the information presented in front of you but also take these opportunities as life-long lessons that you will be able to take with you. After hearing some of the things that are happening and do occur, I hope you take those opportunities to be models of what you want the students to be, and look like.”

Members of the student court take the following pledge:

“I pledge that I will support the constitution of the student government association and that I will fairly interpret and enforce the policies of the student code of conduct of Tennessee State University. During my term I will faithfully and impartially discharge the responsibilities of the office to the best of my abilities I will serve with both integrity and high ethical conduct”.

Same Room, New Name

Same Room, New Name

  The Communications department at Tennessee State University held a tribute ceremony for a fallen professor this afternoon. Journalism professor, Gethan Ward, died December 16th due to an illness during winter break, a few days after final grades were due. The department made up a […]

High Expectations for Home Games

High Expectations for Home Games

By Kody Carr The Tennessee State University football team has only four home games this season. They play Eastern Illinois on Sept. 30 for the John Merritt Classic, Austin Peay on Oct. 14 for homecoming, Virginia University of Lynchburg on Nov. 4, and Southeast Missouri […]

Tigers Take the Classics

Tigers Take the Classics

By Kody Carr

The Tigers pounce again! This past Saturday, the twenty-third ranked Tennessee State Tigers football team beat Jackson State, 17-15 in the Southern Heritage Classic.

Quarterback and MVP of this year’s Southern Heritage Classic, Treon Harris, led the Tiger’s offense with 78 yards passing, and 98 yards rushing. Harris also gave the tiger’s a boost by scoring his second rushing touchdown of the season, which also got the Tigers on the board first.

Kicker Lane Clark decided to get in on the action by making a 26-yard field goal, to put the Tigers up 10-3. Wide Receiver, Patrick Smith, really made the difference in the game by returning a punt 58 yards in the fourth quarter.

But the victory didn’t come easy. Jackson State’s Terrell Kennedy returned the ensuing kickoff for 87 yards, cutting down the Tiger’s lead to two points. Jackson State’s attempt at a two-point conversion and a last-second field goal failed, giving the Tigers the 17-15 victory.

The phrase “defense wins ball games” is very true. Junior linebacker, Blair Edwards, and senior linebacker Chris Collins, both shined on the defensive side of the ball. Edwards finished the game with an impressive 12 tackles, one shy of a career high. Collins finished the game with 10 tackles, which is the second game in a row the phenom linebacker reached double digits in tackles.

Tennessee State has beat Jackson State for the sixth time in a row and is 17-11 in the Southern Heritage Classic. The Tigers are 2-0 for the third year in a row, but that doesn’t mean they are complacent at all.

“It’s big. The team came out playing hard and kept our confidence up.” That’s what safety, Laquarius Cook said on the Tigers being 2-0. Defensive lineman Jason Morrow says, “It’s a great feeling being 2-0, but it’s still the beginning of the season. We still have a long road ahead of us.”

The Tigers next task is a heated matchup against Florida A&M September 16th for the Tampa classic at Raymond James Stadium.

Republican Senators Use Nuclear Weapon

Republican Senators Use Nuclear Weapon

By Ada Taylor Editor-in-Chief On Thursday, April 6th, the Senate triggered a policy known as the nuclear option that makes it possible to break a filibuster. It all took place over President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who many Democrats feel is unsuited for […]