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Tuskegee, We Have Lift Off!

Dr. Mae Jemison receiving award from University On August 16, 2016, Tuskegee University had the distinguished honor of commencing the 2016 Lyceum Series with the acclaimed astronaut, scientist and African American figure, Dr. Mae Jemison. After having a successful pilot Lyceum series in 2015, Tuskegee University is looking to repeat this performance with a host of influential individuals this year academic school year.  “Tuskegee University can think of no better person to commence its 2016-2017 Lyceum Series than Dr. Mae C. Jemison. Dr. Jemison is the epitome of excellence in every conceivable way. And this excellence represents what we know […]

The Reader’s Corner

A Lesson Before Dying is a novel by Ernest J. Gaines that follows the lives of two African-American men during the 1950s in the fictional town of Bayonne, Louisiana. The main characters are Grant Wiggins, a school teacher, and Jefferson, a young man who is set to be executed for his involvement in a murder. The most prominent theme of the novel is redemption in death. The novel heavily references the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and there are  multiple similarities between Christ the man and Jefferson the prisoner. The novel is one that influences the reader to question their own […]

So, What Is ZIKA?

Like it’s predecessors—Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Influenza, and the Ebola Outbreak of 2014—the ZIKA virus has joined a host of diseases and outbreaks that has put the world on its toes and sparked a sense of unrest. To date, the virus has been linked to instances of microcephaly in newborns born to mothers infected with the ZIKA virus. The World Health Organization, as well as the Center for Disease Control, have addressed the disease’s capability to cause arthritic-like pain in the ankles, hands, feet, hips, and shoulders; as well as, fever, eye problems, premature birth, and neurological complications in newborns. […]

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 […]