Lifestyle

Not a Cultural Deficit: Why Student Participation Has Dropped So Heavily at TU

Aside from the massive academic benefits and sense of history, culture is one of the main draws for most students when coming to the illustrious Tuskegee University: The chants, keying people, homecoming, and a plethora of other traditions that make Tuskegee what it is. But this school year, there seems to be an astounding lack of participation and appreciation for culture and tradition, especially from the underclassmen. Whether it be not knowing the chants, not coming to Student Government Association (SGA) events, not filling the shed, not dressing for Fried Chicken Wednesday, or just a general sense of unenthusiasm, there […]

“Why Doesn’t Tuskegee Have a Walmart?” Understanding Underdevelopment of Tuskegee

Attending Tuskegee University comes with a litany of unique experiences, students are coming from all over America and sometimes all over the world and thrust into a brand new environment that may be vastly different from their hometowns. While difference in experience comes with a vast amount of pros/benefits such as: a Black majority in the community and university, a rich history, HBCU life and Culture, the southern experience, and so on, it can also come with some cons and one of the main cons about the area and University can be summed up in one simple phrase, “Why doesn’t […]

From HBCU to Ivy League: The Impact of an HBCU Education

When she graduated from Clark Atlanta University with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she was the first person in her family to graduate from an Historically Black University. “While walking across the stage, I felt that I was not only taking that stride for my future legacy, my daughter who would later go on to graduate from Clark Atlanta University, but for all of my community who wished that they had the same opportunity to receive an education from such an excellent institution. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, but I knew that I was just […]

Least Likely to Teach: Student Overcomes Disability, Pursues Career in Teaching

Valencia Winston was the daughter of two educators, but was not the expected straight-A student. She hated school due to her challenges from a learning disorder known as dyslexia. According to Child Mind Institute’s Understanding Dyslexia and How to Help Kids Who Have It, “Dyslexia is a disability where one’s brain has trouble processing both letters and words.” While Dyslexia is not a reflection of a person’s intelligence level, this has led dyslexia to become widely associated with difficulty learning to read, write and spell. Despite these odds, Winston overcame her disability and ended up with a successful career in […]

‘Zoom Fatigue’ Is A Real Thing — Here’s What We Can Do About It

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit last year and forced all learning to go online, Zoom video conferencing has become an extremely convenient tool. It is utilized for virtual happy hours, virtual birthday parties, and even virtual funerals. On top of utilizing Zoom for our social lives, we attend a day full of class in the same spot for hours while staring at a computer screen. As we currently undergo our third e-learning semester, students are burning out faster than usual. Whether we would like to admit it or not, researchers believe a main cause of burnout and stress among students […]

Valerie Lawson and John O'Conner, WSFA news anchors

WSFA Channel 12 News broadcasts from Tuskegee

WSFA Channel 12 News from Montgomery broadcasted a Live segment from downtown Tuskegee, Alabama on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. News anchors Valarie Lawson, John O’Connor, meteorologist Josh Johnson and other on WSFA’s media team broadcasted their segment of “Hometown Tour” from right here on the Square in the City of Tuskegee, Alabama. In attendance were community leaders, Macon County Schools leaders and students, members of the Macon County Board of Education. And of course Tuskegee University represented with our band, cheerleaders, the SGA and Royal Court. Valarie and John did interviews with Mayor Tony Haygood, Superintendent Jacquelyn Brooks, and other […]

Shop for Golden Tiger gear online

The Campus Bookstore has now launched an online store goldentigergear.com, where you can buy numerous golden tiger items. After it’s grand opening promotion, the online store will be offering special discounts and sales, and discounts to alumni throughout the year. Fans are sure to love the “design your own custom jersey” feature. Fans can sign up for promotions and make suggestions for other merchandise that the store can carry. The items that you purchase are usually shipped within 24 hours. The available merchandise includes clothing apparel, drinkware, tailgating supplies, many assortments of gifts, and more. All merchandise sold through the […]

Students walking on campus

What’s new on the first day of class

It’s the first day of class–the beginning of the semester–and the start of new friendships.  Some students show off their new clothes that they bought over the summer.  Some have new hair styles, or new “do’s” that they want to show off. Will that guy who sits in the third row have a new haircut? Or will that girl in the front row  look a little fatter because she ate a lot during the summer break?  There are a lot of things that go on in your mind on the first day of classes. Did I get all the books […]

Back at it Again: Fashion Resurfaced

http://dapperlou.com/street/2014/8/25/perfect-harmony “What was I wearing?”  “Who let me out the house like that?”  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has looked back at outfits and trends and has tried to figure why or even how I came up with such a combination, right? Many of the items that we have in our closet that don’t seem to be in anymore, always seem to come back in style, but maybe with a twist. Fashion is all about creativity, resourcefulness and innovation. But how many of the fads that are out now are really new and fresh? Rarely any… Decades […]

Into the

Tidal In our generation, art is considered indescribable. In Kanye West opinion, he believes  that his version of art is unique. We all know Kanye West: a controversial rapper, who is known for his innovative ideas and expressed his opinions in a very prideful way. Recently, West directed and produced a video called “Famous”, which is basically an art sculpture filled with very famous celebrities include himself, Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Chris Brown, Ann Wintor, George Bush, Amber Rose,Rihanna  and Bill Cosby. These celebrities were seeing lying on a bed naked sleeping.   This video has […]