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Freshman outfielder David Johnson takes a cut at a fastball in a fall 2021 scrimmage. Johnson hopes to make a contribution to the team in his first year. 
Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Spring sports eager to get started

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor February 1, 2022

By Gibran Godfrey Spring sports kicks off this weekend with Trojans Baseball, as they travel to play their first game of the season in Atlanta, GA, against Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, February...

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 to a project that photographer Charnese Small has created...

Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Winter sports conclude, interruptions occur due to Covid Omicron

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

The Trojans winter sports teams’ seasons are nearing their end as the men’s and women’s basketball teams play their last home game on Feb. 16th, and the indoor track and field team finishes their...

Mister Virginia State University Isaiah Matthews-Braxton

Isaiah Matthews-Braxton wins 18th Annual Mister HBCU

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor January 31, 2022

Mister Virginia State University Isaiah Matthews-Braxton is now holding a new title: Mister HBCU. On Saturday, January 29th the Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition took place in...

Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Wellness Days added to academic calendar, replace Spring Break

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor January 30, 2022

Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Virginia State University is replacing Spring Break, which is usually held from Mar. 6 through Mar. 12, with more Trojan Wellness Days. Along with Spring Break comes...

Zodiac signs apparent in students portraits

Zodiac signs apparent in students’ portraits

Makyla Coles, Photographer January 29, 2022

Photographer Makyla Coles sat down with several VSU students, each representing a unique Zodiac sign. Coles took their portraits to measure how closely related the sign connected with the outward appearance. Her...

Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Football 2022 schedule released

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor January 29, 2022

For the 2022 football season, the Trojans will host five home games against opponents Bluefield State University, St. Augustine's University, Shaw University, Bowie State University, and their rivals Virginia...

Art created by Jalynn White.

Black 82 events fill calendar

Charnese Small & Jalynn White, Photographer January 25, 2022

Beginning with the first week of February, organizations are involved in Black 82, a series of events which celebrate Black History Month. Junior Mass Communications major Jade Chance is involved with...

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January 14, 2022

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The Virginia Statesman needs your input

The Virginia Statesman needs your input

Staff Editorial January 14, 2022

As The Virginia Statesman’s staff begins to publish content to Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Soundcloud, we ask you, the students, to let us know what you want to see. In the coming weeks, you will...

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