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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 […]

Why Thanksgiving is Famous for the Food Coma

sciencedump.com First, comes the “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, rams, hogs, dogs, chicken, turkeys, rabbits… you name it”; then, comes a slumber.   We can thank the centerpiece of the feast for that, whether it is deep-fried, stuffed, or roasted with veggies. The turkey, a native-American bird, contains a sleep-inducing amino acid called tryptophan. Though it is 1 of 22 amino acids humans need to survive, it is not produced by the body alone and instead, must be ingested via fish or poultries. It does not end there. Dairy products, fruits, breads, beans, starchy potatoes, and sugary desserts are all […]

Is This Really a 50-50 Election!

cnn.com     As many first time voters, both young and old, prepare to take on the poles for an election that could arguably hold many significant and almost frightening outcomes for the future of the United States,  many still find themselves wholly dissatisfied with both primary party candidates.  Are you discomforted by the questionable and often subject to change legal practices of Hillary Clinton? Do the flippant, social misguidances of Donald Trump not inspire your confidence? You are not alone and nor are you forced to choose between what many would deem as “the lesser of two evils”. Understanding that […]

Money Talks, But Have We Been Listening?

The founder of Tuskegee University, Booker T. Washington once said in his Annual Address To The National Negro Business League in 1915 that, “At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.” The veracious and timeless nature of those words is part of the reason Booker T. Washington was considered to be one the leading black educators of the 20th century. Essentially, economics is the foundation to success; it is the supportive requisite in the three prospects: education, politics, religion. Financial stability and independence can […]

Tuskegee vs Kentucky St: Chase for the Championship

Taken by Carlo Catalan  There is nothing like a Homecoming Saturday at Tuskegee University. The atmosphere of the crowd and the chants of the student section makes for an unforgettable experience. Despite the annual celebration of alumni, the Golden Tigers football team has to take to the field for a serious matter.  The undefeated Golden Tigers are nearing the end of their season in a quest for a trip to the SIAC Football Championship game and their fourth consecutive NCAA Playoff berth.  The Golden Tigers are ranked 5th in the nation which marks the highest ranking in school history. The […]

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 […]

Tuskegee Remembers its Fifth President: Benjamin F. Payton

www.al.com On September 28, 2016 Tuskegee University lost its longest standing president—President Benjamin Franklin Payton. Payton, a South Carolinian native, graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Divinity in Physical Theology and later from Yale University with a Ph. D in Ethics. After an extensive academic teaching career; his presidency at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina; and his term of program officer of Education and Public Policy for the Ford Foundation in New York City, Payton was named President of Tuskegee University in 1981.  Throughout his 29 year presidency Payton accomplished some revolutionary feats and cultural changes for […]

New Beginnings for The NewTigers

Take by Tuskegee University This year was the first since the ending of the Linking Academic Success to Engagement and Resilience (L.A.S.E.R) week program here a Tuskegee University. Originally known as the Orientation to Academic Success using Innovative Strategies (OASIS) program from its inception, now New Student Orientation (NSO) week is designated for incoming freshmen and transfer students to provide a well-guided transition into their collegiate careers as new members of the gold tiger family. Many alumni, currents students, and faculty, have expressed fond memories and the necessity of the program, and this year was no different.  After the retirement […]

Tuskegee Midshipmen Explore The Seas

Provided by TNROTC 2nd Class Cruise Every year, 2nd Class (2/C) Navy Options from NROTC programs around the country are sent to either Surface Warfare or Submarine Cruises. These Midshipmen (MIDN) are assigned to a ship in which they will perform daily tasks and become familiar with the duties of enlisted sailors. MIDN 2/C Deion Shamlee was assigned to a surface warfare ship this summer, representing Tuskegee University NROTC and shaping his character out in the fleet. MIDN Shamlee was assigned to the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, California. His favorite experience on cruise was making connections with other […]

Tuskegee vs. UNC Pembroke: Battle of the Defenses

Photo provided by: Carlo Catalan The Golden Tigers, ranked 14th in the polls, are early in the season and currently undefeated with a 4-0 record. The team is coming off of a huge divisional victory, this past weekend against Lane College winning 38-7.  The  Golden Tigers picked up their fourth win of the season in the blowout against Lane College. This game was one of the more critical games of the year for Tuskegee. Playing in their first divisional game of the season meant that our Golden Tiers had to excecute in order to inch closer towards the conference title […]