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March 8, 2023

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Virginia State University freshman John Poitier speaks at the HBCU National Speech & Debate Tournament in the semifinals. Poitier won fifth place in Impromptu Speaking and fourth in Informative Speaking.

Teams perform at HBCU National Speech, Debate Tournament

Helaina Ballou, Staff Writer March 6, 2023
“Many former debaters go into law, become professors, become consultants, and I will say the best engineers I know are debaters because they have the best ability to explain what their product is,” Demetriou said. “So debaters succeed at almost every field.”
Coach Shaun Church returned to his alma mater, Onondaga Community College, to help coach them to the 2017 National Championship. Church is the first men’s lacrosse coach at Virginia State University.

Coach Church to take men’s lacrosse by storm

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor February 24, 2023

In April 2022, Virginia State University announced four new, never-before-seen athletic programs to the Virginia State campus: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse....

Officer Dareick Barr (left) and Sgt. Tyrone Bond(right) of the United States Capitol Police stand in front of their booth at the “I Have A Dream” Career Expo. The career expo took place at the MPC on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students had the chance to meet with over 90+ employers in one location. “We are looking for candidates, and we understand the talent here at Virginia State,” Officer Barr said. “We want to make sure that we have a presence at this career fair to try to offer the opportunities we have with our agency.”

Trade show provides campus introduction to 94 employers

Maliq Johnson-Williams, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Last week’s career fair was by any normal count a success with a great turnout from students and a total of 94 employers. Participants came to the Multipurpose Center between 10 am and 3 pm to experience...

Opinion: Students find communication to be key to survival

Opinion: Students find communication to be key to survival

Devan Dion Hawes & Taylor McCoy, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

We spoke to five students about a subject that has been on the minds of many this school year: electronic communication or more precisely email correspondence. Ever since students have been given an...

Javay Simms interviews Executive Director of Student Engagement and Career Services Joseph Lyons during the “I Have A Dream” Career Expo. Contributed photo.

Executive Director Lyons connects students to careers

Terry Jackson, PhD, Features Editor February 23, 2023

The average Virginia State University student is much like any other college student. They enter as a freshman unable to think four years into the future and beyond. Therefore, it’s difficult to envision...

Tyler Chronicles performs his part of the show. Photo by Ashlee Porter.

Comedy show shines in Anderson

Issamar Kirby, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the “What in the Hail State” Comedy Show was held in Anderson Auditorium. The host, Zoie Fenty, known professionally as IamZoie, and his Wild N’ Out colleagues: Darren Brand...

Junior Jade Chance sings ‘Lift Me Up’ by Rihanna during the Black 82 opening event. Photo by Anjel-Ali Ormond.

Black 82 kicks off with opening performance

Anjel-Ali Ormond & Terry Jackson, PhD, Executive Editor February 22, 2023

On Feb. 2, Black 82, a committee that organizes and annually holds events for Virginia State students throughout Feb. for Black History Month, kicked off the events with an opening show. The show consisted...

Career fair to take place at Multi-Purpose Center

Career fair to take place at Multi-Purpose Center

Maliq Johnson-Williams, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Are you searching for a future career or simply want a head start in the working world? The career fair will take place on Feb. 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Center on campus. Hosted...

‘Wakanda Forever’ is cultural must-see

‘Wakanda Forever’ is cultural must-see

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor November 17, 2022

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a movie that every person should go watch, especially if you are a young black student. While the movie has all the appeal of a classic Marvel action film, it is unique...

Editorial: Early registration vital to students

Editorial: Early registration vital to students

Nakhii Young, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Lately, important emails have been sent out to VSU students about Spring 2023 Registration. A head start on spring registration allows students to lock in their spot and not have to be put on a waiting...

Doctoral graduates from the Class of 2022 prepare for Commencement as they sit together. Staff photo.

Graduate Student Association seeks to increase enrollment in graduate school

Terry Jackson, PhD, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The Virginia State University Graduate Student Association (GSA) intends to have a greater impact on the recruitment and retention of students into graduate school. GSA President Chiwale Farrow believes...

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