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The Return of Beta Omicron…Like A Phoenix (27) Out the Ashes

The Return of Beta Omicron…Like A Phoenix (27) Out the Ashes

After a highly anticipated return to the yard, the Beta Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has returned to Tennessee State University’s campus. On March 26, 2017, 27 young men crossed as Phoenix 27 in Kean Hall during their neophyte presentation. The air […]

President Trump’s Russian Relations

President Trump’s Russian Relations

By Ada Taylor On Monday, March 20th, the directors of the NSA and FBI testified before The House Intelligence Community. While the conversation was not limited to one topic, much of the time was spent covering Russian interference in the 2016 election. FBI director James […]

TSU Honors Dr. Page

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 believes that his positive energy makes his teachings more valuable.

“Dr.Page is such a joy. He’s one of those people that you learn from by watching him and by listening. He drops wisdom so fast he could be the google search. “

Event chairperson Karren Russel looks as Dr.page as a mentor, as he took her under his wing when she first started teaching.

“When I was asked to be a part of the event, I thought back to the time when I was hired at the University and Dr.Page was one of the first people I met. He took me under his wing and gave me some advice on the classes I was teaching, including different teaching techniques. He is someone who always has his door open and always made it a point to help me out, making it unnecessary for me to ask.”

Not only did Dr.Page have the support from fellow faculty and staff, he also had the support from his family, such as his older brother, Gordon Page.

“He’s a wonderful uncle; my kids just think he’s the greatest thing that ever happened. He comes up and sees us regularly and he keeps in good touch. He has love for life, Greek mythology, his sailboat, and his family and friends and his job. He really loves his job.”

His dedication, love and commitment even made in impact on the students he taught by helping them get a foot out the door into their new future. There is so much to be said about our beloved Dr.Page, but we can start by saying thank you. Dr.Page proves that with a little love in your heart, your impact on others can be huge.

NABJ Student Chapter Makes a Comeback

NABJ Student Chapter Makes a Comeback

By: Shayla Simmons If one finds himself or herself interested in aspects of print, digital, or broadcast journalism, or wants to hone his or her skills, meet like minded peers and establish fruitful connections, the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalist) Student Chapter is worth […]

A New Conversation: A Student Opinion Piece

A New Conversation: A Student Opinion Piece

By Leona Dunn The purpose of special elections in the fall has always been to bring in the Freshmen Delegation and fill any vacant spots in the current Student Government Association administration. Yet, lately it’s been looked at as an easier, expedited way to run […]

TSU OVC Championship

TSU OVC Championship

By Joshua Walden

TSU’s first game of the OVC Tournament came against the fifth seeded Southeast Missouri Redhawks. They came into the game with (14-17) overall and (9-7) in the conference. TSU came into this game as the underdogs. They were the eighth seed with a (17-13) overall record and (8-8) in the conference. TSU had a good first half and went into the locker room with a 34-28 lead. TSU was shooting great from the field at 52% and lights out from 3 at 60 percent.

The Tigers came out pretty hot in the beginning of the second half opening up a 10-2 run. They extended their lead to a game high of 14 points. SEMO eventually started to trim at that lead and finally got it back under double digits with 11 minutes in the second half. SEMO continued to cut into the lead and came within 2 points of the Tigers with about 7 minutes left. The Redhawk’s gained their first lead since the first half with 27 seconds left but TSU’s Armani Chaney tied it all up at 64 with two free throws. The Tiger’s made the final defensive stop to send the game into overtime.

SEMO started the overtime period strong with 5 quick points. TSU’s Delano Spencer hit a three and Darreon Reddick scored a layup to get the Tigers within two points. With less than 30 seconds left TSU trailed by 3 points and Ken’Darrius Hamilton heaved up a 3 and tied the game at 75. About 3 seconds later SEMO’s Tahj Eaddy hit the game winning 3 pointer. The Tigers fell to the Redhawks 75-78.

Senior Wayne Martin led TSU with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Sophomore Armani Chaney added 14 points and Senior Tahjere Mccall put in 12 points. Jordan Reed was also big on the boards and added 8 rebounds.

The Tigers fought valiantly but couldn’t get the win. Coach Ford says “It’s kind of like déjà vu all over again for us, giving up a second half lead here in the conference tournament”. The Tigers gave away a second half lead to Austin Peay in last year’s OVC Tournament.

Spring Break

Spring Break

Alexis Clark Meter staff writer Spring break is officially over, but it appears as if everyone has had a great break! A few students stayed on TSU grounds to complete classes during extreme spring break while others went home to spend time with their families. […]

Why Do We Game?

Why Do We Game?

By Victoria Gourdin Playing video games is more or less a given in today’s society. According to VentureBeat News, over 1.2 billion people are playing videogames worldwide and of those people, 46 percent of gamers are women and 54 percent are men. While men dominate […]

Are Millenials More Passive Than Previous Generations?

Are Millenials More Passive Than Previous Generations?

When it comes to millennials, a new term has been coined – political dropouts. When considering this term, it forces one to ask his or herself a couple of questions. 1) “Is it true?” and 2) “If it is true, why?”
If we assume that it is true, we must ask ourselves what has led to this disconnect. One reason may be that millennials do not have an extraordinary amount of trust in the government. According to the 2016 Millennial Impact Report, “more than half of millennials trust the government only a little or not at all, compared to 44 percent of millennials who trust the government some or a lot.” Some believe that, as a result, millennials participate less in political activism and more in civic activism.
To simplify, this means that even if the phrase “political dropout” is accurate, millennials still care about our sovereign state. However, there is a difference in ideology. The average Millennial believes that our issues are better resolved by the individual than the government. This theory is further supported by a 2014 Pew Research study in which 50 percent of millennials identified as politically independent as opposed to Republican or Democrat.
Still, while there appear to be reasons that explain the so-called political indifference of Generation Y, does this indifference actually exist? The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) says no.
In a report titled “A Study of College Student Political Engagement,” CIRCLE found that “millennials are more involved in both civic and political life than their predecessors.”
This is because in 1993, the Charles F. Kettering Foundation published a study that revealed that college students at that time considered politics irrelevant to their lives. In comparison, CIRCLE says that students now say that politics are relevant to the issues that concern them.
But at the end of the day it is not about who is the most politically aware but who is taking the most political action. In this regard, I would like to see my fellow millennials doing a bit more.
TSU Blood Drive Allows Students to Help Others

TSU Blood Drive Allows Students to Help Others

By Victoria Gourdin When asked the question “why donate blood,” people have many different responses. Some do it because they feel it is the right thing to do. Others may know someone who might need blood. Still, regardless of matter what the reason is, people […]