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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 […]

Game Day Preview: Tuskegee Football is Back!

In the world of Tuskegee this time of year is exciting for all. New students are getting their first taste of Tuskegee culture; returning students are being reunited with friends and school family; classrooms are filling with hungry minds; and most importantly, HBCU football is back! This year is vastly different from any other year in any of our lifetimes, because of the multiple pandemics (viral, social, racial) currently plaguing the world. Not only is this the first time since the 2019-2020 school year that students are being allowed back on campus and in class, but last Sunday will also […]

New Royal Court Elected

On April 9th, Jasmine McCollum, a Junior from Tupelo, Mississippi, majoring in Chemical Engineering was crowned to reign as the 92nd Miss Tuskegee University. Inspired by her mentors, Courtney “Alexis” Landrum who served as the 89th Miss Tuskegee University and a family member who is a part of the Miss Tuskegee University lineage, McCollum was drawn to one day vie for the crown. “Being in the presence of style, grace and poise and seeing how those women encouraged others to create their own legacy inspired me to be selfless and want to serve Mother Tuskegee,” McCollum said. Running on the […]

Students Push University to Make Commencement In-Person

On April 8th, Tuskegee University released the news that the 2021 Spring Commencement Exercises will now be held in-person on May 30th at Cramton Bowl Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The ceremony will celebrate the students who earned degrees in the Fall 2019, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ROTC Commissioning, the Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony, and the School of Education’s Induction Ceremony will also have in-person ceremonies. This news excited many students, as they were the ones who helped make this happen. A year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, all university events were forced to transition to […]

Student Participation Increasing During SGA Week

Excitement is in the air as students experience their first virtual SGA (Student Government Association) Week. The Pulse Administration planned a week full of virtual and in-person events for all Tuskegee University students to enjoy. With their “Islands” theme, the events occurred the week of April 18th to April 24th. With last year’s SGA Week being cancelled due to COVID-19, students have been more eager than ever. The thirteen events throughout the weeks have been planned to accommodate students who are in the Tuskegee area and for those students who may be taking classes at home. The SGA Week events […]

Tuskegee University tiger mascot standing by his new name

Call me by my name…

Our golden tiger mascot finally has a name!  The school held a “Name Our Tiger” campaign and more than 3,000 votes were cast. After weeks and weeks of advertising and voting and sorting through all of the many suggestions, it has finally been decided.  The name was announced during the Homecoming pre-game show on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. No more, “Hey You,” or “Hey Tiger.”  Now you can call him by his name. His name is…”PARLAY.”  Yes, the Tuskegee University golden tiger’s new name is Parlay.  It comes from our popular “Ball and Parlay” song played by the band. This […]

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 […]

Black Hawk on the Yard!!

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, a Blackhawk helicopter landed on campus between the Main Library and Armstrong Hall. It was all a part of “Lockheed Martin Day” at Tuskegee University. Beverly Martin, a recruiter for Lockheed Martin said, “Lockheed Martin Day’ will allow Tuskegee University students to see the full scope of career opportunities with our company — not to mention gain a better understanding of the expectations companies like ours have for today’s college graduates.”  “This will be a fabulous opportunity for us to showcase Lockheed Martin technologies while attracting the next generation of professionals from such a well-respected […]

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 […]

What do I call you?

For as far back as we can remember, our Tiger mascot has not had a name.  He has been called the “Tiger”, or “TU Tiger”, or “Golden Tiger”, or even “Hey You in the Suit”.  But now the wheels are turning to find our Tiger a name.  So, a naming contest was held that allowed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans to suggest possible names for our feisty golden mascot. So, a committee made up of student leaders, cheerleaders, and representatives from alumni affairs and the communications office sorted through those suggestions and narrowed down the list to about five […]