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Newly selected Mr. Virginia State University Christopher Lawrence stands next to Miss Virginia State University Aliyah Mayers. Photo by Malik Johnson.
Mister & Miss Virginia State selected for 2023-2024
Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor • May 2, 2023

How did you prepare to run for Miss Virginia State University? Aliyah Mayers - I made sure to reach out to previous VSU and HBCU queens so they can guide me and give me advice. I made sure...

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Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D. stands next to Head Football Coach Henry Frazier at the Spring Game 2023. Photo by Statesman staff.
Spring ball brings new beginnings to VSU football
Lyric Nason, Contributing Writer • May 4, 2023

Discipline, professionalism plus focus equals winning combination PETERSBURG, Va. -- In the past, Virginia State University football has had...

Intramural Championship ends in stunning fashion
Intramural Championship ends in stunning fashion
Darius R. Price, Contributing Writer • April 22, 2023

On April 20, 2023, Virginia State University held its annual Intramural Basketball Championship hosted by the students of Foundation of Sports...

Pitcher Christian Henderson obtained the win on Sunday in the second game of the double-header against Bluefield State 2-1. Photo by Statesman staff.
Baseball takes three wins from weekend series
Ashlee Porter, Staff Writer • April 6, 2023

This past Sunday the baseball team took home a close 2-1 win, beating Bluefield State at home. The Trojans scored in each the 2nd and 4th innings,...

Trojans baseball player Alex Dayle has overcome a traumatic brain injury to return to play the sport he loves.
Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.
Trojan overcomes traumatic injury
Terry Jackson, PhD, Features Editor • March 23, 2023

Freshman Alex Dayle continues to play sport he loves despite emergency brain surgery Imagine you are 16 and you are in the height of the pandemic....

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Feature photographer Charnese Small celebrates ‘Black Resiliency’ in gallery
Feature photographer Charnese Small celebrates ‘Black Resiliency’ in gallery
Charnese Small, Photographer • February 1, 2022

From time to time the photographers on staff will publish a series of portraits showcasing their talents behind the camera. Below is a link...

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This year Ramadan came in on the 22nd of March. Due to the way days are observed, fasting began after the pre-dawn prayer on the 23rd. Photo by Maliq Johnson-Williams.
Muslim students observe Ramadan
Maliq Johnson-Williams, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

One of the five obligations of a  Muslim, is to fast during the month of Ramadan. Muslims use the lunar calendar to determine the start of each...

Junior music major Yani McNeil has gotten her professional music career started by releasing a handful of songs through a platform by Off Campus Music. 
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Getting to know local singer-songwriter, Yani McNeil
Devan Dion Hawes, Staff Writer • April 15, 2023

Music can be sexy. Music can be painful. Music can be cathartic and freeing. Not many artists can have their works characterized...

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