Opinion

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Homecoming – Skegee Style!!

Excitement is in the air! Students on campus have been gliding along with a list of Homecoming activities all week for students. The Golden Voices Concert Choir kicked it off with the Gospel Concert. Then, on-the-yard activities kept the ball rolling. The comedy show on Tuesday night was hilarious. Desi Banks and Darren Brand had us rolling in the aisles. Students have been looking forward to the Concert featuring Moneybagg Yo, Young Nudy, CalBoy, and Webbie. Some students have even gone out and bought new outfits for the concert. Ladies, don’t forget to get your hair and nails done early […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student talks to recruiter at annual career fair

Tuskegee University’s Annual Career Fair

Have you ever experienced a Tuskegee University Career Fair?  Tuskegee University offers one of the best Career Fairs held on an HBCU campus. Companies from around the globe, across the country and down the street. This year’s Annual Career Fair was as large as ever.  There were companies such as United Technologies, United Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, P & G, Altec, Weyerhaeuser, Chevron and many, many others. The Annual Career Fair is coordinated each year by the Career Development and Placement Services, which brings the companies in and gets the student body ready for interviews with prospective companies. These companies, […]

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 […]

Is Thanksgiving still a holiday?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/black-friday/0/black-friday-2016-best-deals/ Since the year 1863, Thanksgiving was a holiday feast enjoyed by many families across the United States. During the holiday, families would gather around and enjoy a large feast that celebrated good fortune. It was the first real family celebration of the year before Christmas.   The following day, which is referred to as black Friday became known as the start of the Christmas shopping season around the year 1932. This day was when major retailers would have sales on items that were incredibly expensive to appease the pockets of their consumers. Surprisingly, Black Friday did not become a […]

Has White Privilege Failed Betty Shelby?

www.complex.com On September 16, 2016 Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Officer Betty Shelby in the middle of the street. Tulsaa World, a local news medium, reported that Crutcher was having trouble with his stalled vehicle and left it unattended momentarily. Upon his absence, Officer Shelby investigated the stalled vehicle along with her partner Officer Tyler Turnbough. As Crutcher approached them, an altercation ensued. Officer Shelby claimed that Crutcher “appeared to be on something”, according to ABC news. Officer Turnbough tasered Crutcher while Officer Shelby proceeded to shoot him. Crutcher died of his injuries later that day while in […]

Loyalty: The Long Lost Virtue

Loyalty, and the absence of it, has reigned as one of the most trended social themes amongst our generation. Its frequency of surfacing within our conversations is almost instinctive–it is almost completely embedded within our cultural vernacular. Loyalty is popular among conversation, but foreign in action; craved, but distasteful to display; and expected, but naively misunderstood. Because of this, we have been placed in this perpetual cycle of expectation and disappointment. This has produced a social atmosphere where deceit has become more admirable, with musical influences that encourage the behavior, and even humorous, with memes and hashtags titled #WasteHisTime2016 and […]

Break Down The Gates!

          Envision a large wall, 12 feet high, 18 inches thick, and 97 miles wide surrounding Tuskegee  University’s campus. This doesn’t sound very welcoming does it? The whole idea of a wall is to protect –  to keep what is enclosed by the wall from coming into contact with what is on the outside of the wall.  Ironic as it may seem, the gates surrounding Tuskegee University seem to have that same effect. The  only thing differentiating a gate from a wall is visibility. The external force can be seen through a gate  but protection is […]