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Campus organization The Girls That Get It hosts first event

Campus organization The Girls That Get It hosts first event

Treasure Harris, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The organization The Girls That Get It (TGTGI) hosted “On the Rocks!”, a paint and sip event exclusively for female students at Virginia State University and women in the community, on Friday, Sept....

Chief Stephen Adkins of the Chickahominy Tribe congratulates the new head dancer at the conclusion of his dance. Staff photo.

Chickahominy Tribe holds 70th Fall Festival & Pow-Wow

Mason Johnson, Contributing Writer October 1, 2022

Over the past weekend, the Chickahominy tribe leader Stephen Adkins along with many other tribes hosted the 70th Fall Festival and Pow Wow. It was hosted in Providence Forge, VA, and featured things...

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...

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month  recognizes need for battling disease

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month recognizes need for battling disease

Dr. Terry Jackson, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Thousands of years ago, in ancient Africa, a child was born with a simple yet dramatic change, a mutation, in its DNA - a human genetic code. One single change occurred, a mistake, in the code. Consider...

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,...

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...

ROTC honors Lieutenant Colonel Jona McKee on his birthday

ROTC honors Lieutenant Colonel Jona McKee on his birthday

April 20, 2022

Virginia State University Alumnus and former Professor of Military Science (PMS) Lieutenant Colonel Retired Dr. Jona McKee was honored and celebrated on campus on Thursday, March 31st. It just so happened...

VSU President Dr. Makola Abdullah speaks with students.

VSU President selected for Biden’s Board of Advisors for HBCUs

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor April 7, 2022

On March 31, 2022, President Biden announced the selection of Virginia State University’s President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, for Biden’s Board of Advisors for HBCUs.  President Abdullah’s selection...

Teachers of Promise honored at institute from Virginia State University School of Education

Teachers of Promise honored at institute from Virginia State University School of Education

March 31, 2022

Students from the Virginia State University School of Education were honored on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center in Chesterfield at the Teachers...

Mask requirements shift as positivity rates decrease

Mask requirements shift as positivity rates decrease

Kameko Coleman, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

The latest data from the CDC shows that the COVID-19 rate at Virginia State University is less than 4%. Masks will no longer be required in the outdoor spaces located on campus effective March 21, 2022. For...

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...

Members of the VSU Mens Track team prepare for a meet during the winter. (Pictured left) Freshman Jalen Brownlee finished with three 1st place wins.

Virginia State Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team wins 2022 CIAA Championship

Kameko Coleman, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

The Virginia State Men's Indoor Track and Field Team won the CIAA championship after defeating St. Augustine's. The highlight of the meet for the Trojans was the performance of freshman athlete Jalen Brownlee,...

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