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Lacrosse the Yard

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America. When you watch college lacrosse, you expect to see the powerhouse names like John Hopkins, Maryland, and Duke who have the most established programs in the country; however, when you think of a HBCU with a powerhouse lacrosse team, you will probably scratch your head. Your confusion is understandable. Prior to Hampton becoming the first HBCU to field a Division 1 lacrosse team, there were only 4 other programs in the country. Howard stands as the only HBCU in Division 1 women’s lacrosse. Delaware State also has a women’s program. […]

Tuskegee Enactus Wins Regional Competition

Photo provided by: Tuskegee Enactus SHERATON ATLANTA HOTEL, GA –Hundreds of young entrepreneurs are pacing throughout the corridors rehearsing lines, realigning ties, giving their team tiny pep talks, and keeping an eye out for the competition. It’s the 2016 ENACTUS United States Regional Competition. This region covers schools all across the South, but only twenty teams out of the hundreds of schools will advance to the national competition in Missouri. The Tuskegee ENACTUS team—Phillip Stringer, Rylei Lemoine, Alexus Young, and Louvins Pierre—is standing outside of the ballroom hastily preparing themselves. Their slot is moved an hour earlier than originally scheduled. […]

Madea Goes to Grauation 2016

Taken by Tuskegee University May 7th marks the day of the Class of 2016 Commencement at Chappie James Arena in Tuskegee, AL. The crowd was packed full of parents and relatives for one of the most anticipated days of a college students life. The Class of 2016 produced 520 graduates. For all of the students who graduated, this was developing into a moment that they would remember for a lifetime. The commencement was headlined by famed actor and director Tyler Perry, who also received his first honorary degree from Tuskegee University. Perry spoke to the graduates very passionately as he […]

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 […]

NAACP Lends a Helping Hand

  Volunteering brings people of diverse backgrounds together in order to enhance our lives and create humbling experiences. The Community Service Committee of Tuskegee’s Chapter of the NAACP dedicated a day to visit and embrace the heroic veterans of the armed services of Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 12, 2015, the committee visited the Central Alabama Veteran’s Health Care System of Tuskegee, Alabama. During their trip to the Veteran’s Hospital, the student’s took time to visit each room within the hospital and talk to each individual veteran. As the veteran’s shared their experiences of being in the armed services, the students […]

Do HBCUs Feel the Bern?

January 14th marked the opening date of Democratic candidate, Bernie Sander’s, Historically Black College and University Tour. Stops on the tour are set to include Tennessee State University, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Florida A&M University, Virginia State University, Howard University, the Atlanta University Center, and Benedict College. Throughout his campaign, Sanders has made notable efforts to speak on issues affecting the black and minority communities such as: criminal justice and income inequality. Sanders hopes to, not only encourage the voting action of students, but to also lobby for a heavier minority vote all around. Prominent members of the black […]

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 […]

“How to Brighten Up Your College Experience”- Advice to Freshmen

          The end of the first semester of your first year in college is near, and I hope  everyone is having a positive and productive experience so far. I know from  experience this first semester has probably been overwhelming, but hopefully you  all have enjoyed it. For those who haven’t, I have come up with a few tips that might  help you enjoy the rest of your first year of college. First, get involved. If you come to college and sit in your room all day, nine times out  of ten, you will hate your time […]

Golden Tigers’ Golden Quarterback

    Whether the Golden Tigers quarterback, Kevin Lacey, is motivating his teammates on the sidelines or gearing up to throw a game winning touchdown pass, he personifies the essence of a true leader. For 3 years now, Lacey has been an integral member of the Golden Tigers football team. Lacey shared that he believes his energy and attitude have the biggest impact on his teammates. He stated, “I try to be upbeat and energetic all day. Good vibes keep the mood up at practice. In regards to the upcoming season, Lacey expressed that he, along with teammates, are more “excited […]

10 Did you know facts

      DID YOU KNOW?? The word “Tuskegee” means “warrior” in the Muscogee-Creek dialect. More than 70 percent of Black veterinarians in America today are Tuskegee University graduates. Tuskegee University’s band is the oldest HBCU marching band. The university is also the only college or university in the nation to ever be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress. Macon County originally included neighboring cities, Union Springs and Auburn. There were ten people in the first graduating class at Tuskegee on May 28, 1885. Macon County was created by the Alabama legislature on December 18, 1832 from […]