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The Department of Music welcomes new chairman Dr. Samuel Rowley. Dr. Rowley serves as the primary conductor of the wind ensemble and also oversees the instrumental area. Photo by Anjel-Ali Ormond.

Department of Music welcomes new chair

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor September 22, 2022

Director Dr. Samuel L. Rowley brings experience to VSU This August, the Virginia State Music Department welcomed Dr. Samuel L. Rowley to the faculty. Dr. Samuel L. Rowley currently serves as the Chairman...

Ettrick Deli is directly across the street from the Multipurpose Center.

Top food choices around the Hill

Charnese Small, Art Editor September 6, 2022

There are numerous, convenient places for food around Petersburg if eating at the cafe is not the top choice for a bite to eat. Nearby in Foster Hall students have Chick-fil-A and Subway. A top suggestion...

Social media sites every student should follow

Social media sites every student should follow

Issamar Kirby, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

Welcome to VSU Class of 2026 and returning students to the Land of Troy. Here on campus, social media is a big part of being in the know in regards to what is going on at this HBCU. Platforms such as...

Davis 218 and Davis 110 will serve as new studio space for music production, recording, live sound, postproduction, sound design, film/media music composition and much more. Photos contributed by Dustin Painter.

Studio space takes audio production to next level

Kameko Coleman, Staff Writer August 27, 2022

Students will be able to take advantage of working in the studios here at the VSU campus come fall 2022. Most of the activities in the studio are geared toward providing students with assignments that...

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...

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,...

Shakira Wray, senior Mass Communications Major and Drama Minor operates the radio station console. Wray is an intern for the school’s radio station, 91.3 WVST. She plans to go into the radio industry after she graduates this May. Wray covered the CIAA basketball game tournament and regular-season games. She also works behind the scenes in production and editing features. Photo by Anjel-Ali Ormond.

Campus radio station enters 35th year

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor March 25, 2022

Do people still listen to the radio for news and entertainment in Petersburg, Virginia? If so, they may have stumbled across station 91.3 FM to find WVST-FM The Source Live from Virginia State University....

Assistant Director of Bands Taylor Whitehead shares journey

Assistant Director of Bands Taylor Whitehead shares journey

Myiles Spann, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Thump! Went the sound of a tuba in the distance that once caught the attention of a small child. Little did he know that one sound would take him on a journey of a lifetime he would never imagine. Taylor...

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...

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...

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...

One spark kept her going

One spark kept her going

Jada Crider, Features Editor January 14, 2022

Senior Ariel Simmons balances job as hairstylist with school Ariel Simmons is originally from Waldorf, Maryland, and currently attends Virginia State University as a marketing major. Besides being a student...

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