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Members of Injoy Ministries Jamea Thompson, Sierra Stewart, Zamir Hunley, I’Reail Smith, and Janae Spates recruit new members at the Spring 2024 Org Bazaar held on April 10, 2024, and located at Rogers Stadium parking lot. They are a Christian based ministry seeking to present and represent Christ to all. The students gathered to take photos in front of their table to advertise what they do on campus and for the community.

Spring Fling entices students to celebrate

Nakhii Young, Features Editor April 23, 2024

The Day of Fun this past month created many opportunities for the students to enjoy the warm weather and a beautiful campus. Here are a select few photos from the event. Photo 1: On April 9, 2024, during...

Nasya Bugg of Truth Village Farms educated those present on the uses of bamboo as their farm grows fresh bamboo stalks.

Farmer’s Market returns with new vendors

Tiffanie Dzietror, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

On Thursday April 18th, the VSU Trojan Farmer’s Market returned to campus. This month’s market was the first and last of the semester and a bit quieter, but it was still a moment.  Nasya Bugg of...

New degrees from College of Business, Engineering

New degrees from College of Business, Engineering

Kameko Coleman, Opinions Editor April 17, 2024

Thinking about continuing your education after graduation? The Virginia State University’s (VSU) College of Business will be offering two new programs starting in 2024.  A Master of Science (MS) in...

Sophomore L’lori Holland uses the insight gained from her battle with cancer to inspire other women. Holland is a survivor of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a rare condition. Contributed photo.

Holland hopes to inspire women

Sheridan Phillips, Executive Editor April 3, 2024

Virginia State University students come from different walks of life. Each student has their own story riddled with obstacles, achievements, peaks and valleys. Sophomore L’lori Holland’s journey involves...

Photo of Dr. Gwen Williams Dandridge, Assistant VP of Communications.

Dr. Dandridge finds calling after career in television

Taylor Bennett, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Dr. Gwen Williams Dandridge is the Assistant Vice President of Communications at Virginia State University. Her role includes the branding, marketing, social media, videography, crisis, external, and internal...

Code Blue prepares for the Norfolk State football game by making posters and planning cheers in the basement of Foster Hall. For more questions or inquiries about Code Blue please follow their Instagram @codebluevsu Contributed photo.

Code Blue brings brighter spirit to campus

Charnese Small, Photo Editor October 4, 2023

Code Blue is the ultimate student hype squad for the university. They attend basketball, football, and occasionally other sporting events to cheer on the Trojans. Code Blue has been around for some time...

This year Ramadan came in on the 22nd of March. Due to the way days are observed, fasting began after the pre-dawn prayer on the 23rd. Photo by Maliq Johnson-Williams.

Muslim students observe Ramadan

Maliq Johnson-Williams, Staff Writer April 22, 2023

One of the five obligations of a  Muslim, is to fast during the month of Ramadan. Muslims use the lunar calendar to determine the start of each month. However, each new day starts at sunset. This year...

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...

VSU receives Child Care Assistance Grant

VSU receives Child Care Assistance Grant

Kameko Coleman, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Virginia State University is one of four schools that will receive funds from the Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. Over the next four years, VSU will...

Academic Center for Excellence supports student achievement

Academic Center for Excellence supports student achievement

Anjel-Ali Ormond & Helaina Ballou, Executive Editor & Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Housed in the Johnston Memorial Library on the 2nd floor, the Academic Center for Excellence allows for students at Virginia State University to thrive. Reporters sat down with several of the staff of...

The Executive Committee members of the NAACP pose with President Christian Cozart and body members representing the association. Photo by Isammar Kirby.

Org Bazaar rules Avenue during Homecoming Week 2022

Issamar Kirby, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 - 6 p.m., Virginia State University hosted its Org Bazaar Homecoming event as a part of its week long celebrations. This event is traditionally hosted to support many different...

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...

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