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President Yania Campbell leads The Revolutionary Administration (TRA) of Virginia State University Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2022-23 academic school year.  Contributed photo by SGA.

Student Government Association works on big agenda items

Dr. Terry Jackson, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

President Yania Campbell leads The Revolutionary Administration (TRA) of Virginia State University Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2022-23 academic school year. President Campbell is joined...

Students check out the food items available in the Troy Store, located in the basement of Foster Hall. The Troy Store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photo by Treasure Harris.

Troy Store returns to help students with meals

Treasure Harris, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

The Department of Student Activities announced the official reopening of the Troy Store for the fall semester. With their full restock of snacks, drinks, nonperishables, and refrigerated/frozen food items,...

There are three floors of the Johnson Memorial Library, with study spots on each floor. The second floor of the library has four cubical-like study spots in front of the elevator with comfortable chairs.

Best study spots on & off campus

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor September 2, 2022

Welcome incoming freshman class! While Virginia State has a lot of fun activities, events, and extracurriculars to offer, students should always keep their education and learning in mind first. During...

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...

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...

Founder’s Day message focused on faith

Javay Simms, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

On March 17, 2022, Founder’s Day guest speaker Dr. Khaalida Forbes spoke to a crowd of students and faculty about the power of faith. Her address took place in the Anderson Turner Auditorium on the campus...

Director of Residence Life enjoys process of collaboration

Director of Residence Life enjoys process of collaboration

Taylor Bennett, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Have you ever wondered who is behind the scenes of ensuring that residence life at VSU is up to par? If you don’t know then now you know, it’s Derrick Peterson, the Director of Residence Life and Housing...

Junior Destiny Johnson helps her hallmates as Resident Assistant

Junior Destiny Johnson helps her hallmates as Resident Assistant

Lesli Evans, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

When first getting to college becoming a Resident Assistant was not on the top of Destiny Johnson’s to-do list. She imagined herself out having fun at parties with friends on weekends and not doing rounds...

BareSoul founder Ashley Williams practices mindfulness and meditates during a yoga session. BareSoul will be in Foster to conduct yoga on March 7.

Upcoming Wellness Day on Monday, March 7

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor March 2, 2022

This Monday, March 7, students will have the opportunity to enjoy mini massages, a meet and greet with the Student Accessibility Office, and a yoga session on Trojan Wellness Day. BareSOUL, a yoga...

Professor Dustin Painter instructs students in his Intro to Media Technology class how to set up three-point lighting.

Audio production professor brings experience to classroom, studio

Kameko Coleman, Contributing Writer February 28, 2022

This professor may be new here at Virginia State University, but he is no rookie to audio production. Dustin Painter is one of the newest professors to join the Mass Communication Department, beginning...

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...

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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