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Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 3

Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 3

April 22, 2022

Today the students discuss the idea of Earth Day and how much they think about the environment on a daily basis. They also discuss what they see on campus as far as students and how they interact with...

Program Director Jennifer Williamson takes students under her wings

Program Director Jennifer Williamson takes students under her wings

Myiles Spann, Contributing Writer April 20, 2022

From Massachusetts, to Louisiana, to Petersburg, Virginia, communicating her way through life, one woman found her heartbeat with radio. Jennifer Williamson, Program Director of 91.3 WVST and Adjunct...

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity showcase their group at probate. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Greek Fraternities, Sororities welcome new members

Cieayrha Piggee-Bogale, Contributing Writer April 20, 2022

Virginia State University has nine Greek fraternities and sororities operating on its campus and the new neophytes of the Spring 2022 semester are being recognized at their Neophyte Initiation Presentations. At...

Watson named Miss VSU 2023

Watson named Miss VSU 2023

Issamar Kirby, Contributing Writer April 20, 2022

On Monday, April 1, 2022, Virginia State University held its campus-wide elections for the 2022-2023 school year. Open positions included Mr. and Ms. VSU, Ms. and Mr. 1882, Ms. and Mr. Orange and Blue,...

ROTC honors Lieutenant Colonel Jona McKee on his birthday

ROTC honors Lieutenant Colonel Jona McKee on his birthday

April 20, 2022

Virginia State University Alumnus and former Professor of Military Science (PMS) Lieutenant Colonel Retired Dr. Jona McKee was honored and celebrated on campus on Thursday, March 31st. It just so happened...

Staff Editorial: Attending Commencement gives ‘Greater’ perspective

Staff Editorial: Attending Commencement gives ‘Greater’ perspective

Jalynn White, Art Editor April 19, 2022

In just about three weeks the campus will transform for the Spring 2022 Commencement activities which will take place on May 14, 2022, at 9:00 AM in the Multi-purpose Center. For many students who are...

Freshmen Alaijah Pratt connects with a high fastball. Pratt has not only commanded the batter’s box, but also the pitcher’s mound going 7-3 this season. She recently threw a two-hit shutout against Bowie State and a one-hit shutout against Lincoln. Photo by  Virginia Statesman staff.

Softball prepares for CIAA

April 19, 2022

Trojans conclude their season with two doubleheaders against Union With just four games left in the regular season, the Virginia State University softball team is just three wins away from 20 wins, a...

University hires first Director of Diversity,  Inclusion, and Belonging

University hires first Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor April 19, 2022

On April 4, 2022, Virginia State University announced the hiring of Dr. A.C. Fowlkes as the University’s first Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Dr. Fowlkes is the first to head the University’s...

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

April 10, 2022

With the conclusion of the Virginia State University football spring game came the end of grass seed, fertilizer and mowing. Yes, the field at Rogers Stadium is undergoing a face-lift to be ready for fall...

VSU President Dr. Makola Abdullah speaks with students.

VSU President selected for Biden’s Board of Advisors for HBCUs

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor April 7, 2022

On March 31, 2022, President Biden announced the selection of Virginia State University’s President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, for Biden’s Board of Advisors for HBCUs.  President Abdullah’s selection...

Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 2

Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 2

April 4, 2022

Virginia Statesman · Word On The Hill Ep 2

Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 1

Podcast: Word On The Hill Episode 1

April 4, 2022

Virginia Statesman · Word On The Hill Ep 1

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