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Virginia State to host 2024 Presidential Debate

Virginia State to host 2024 Presidential Debate

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor November 20, 2023
Virginia State has been selected to host one of the 2024 Presidential Debates.
The Trojans Takeoff Team looks to the sky above Randolph Farm as they practice for the final launch which will take place in April 2024 in Alabama. Photo by Rashai Enoch Bailey.

Trojans Takeoff Team competes in NASA Student Launch Challenge

Anjel-Ali Ormond , Executive Editor November 13, 2023

For the first time ever, Virginia State University has been selected to participate in the 2024 NASA Student Launch Challenge, hosted by NASA.  Virginia State’s rocket launching team is called the...

A sign welcomes voters to a long day of voting on Nov. 7. Many Petersburg citizens voted at Petersburg High School.

Elections offer voters chance to shape state’s future

Kyra Alston, Staff Writer November 4, 2023

Falling leaves, shorter days, and lower temperatures can mean only one thing: It’s election season.  This year, seats in both Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate are up for grabs, a biannual...

Don Napoleon, Emmy Award-winning video journalist and photographer, engages the audience in a discussion
at the Alumni Panel on Friday, Oct. 13. Napoleon earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in
English/Communications from Virginia State University.

Alumni Panel offers advice to Trojans during Homecoming Week

Llori Holland, Contributing Writer October 15, 2023

The faculty and students of Virginia State University ha­­­d the opportunity to partake in the Mass Communications Alumni Forum held on Friday, Oct. 13 in the Multi-Purpose Center during Homecoming...

Midfielder Rish Gist looks to pass the ball up the field in a home match.

Women’s Soccer endures verbal abuse from spectators at Guilford College away match

Sheridan Phillips, Features Editor October 5, 2023

Updated - Thursday, October 5, 1:30 PM On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Virginia State University Women’s Soccer team faced “racial slurs and inappropriate sounds” from spectators who attended their...

Students participate in the Org Bazaar in front of Foster in 2022. Staff photo.

Homecoming Week promises live music, plenty of activities

Sheridan Phillips, Features Editor October 4, 2023

Every fall, the highly anticipated Homecoming concert is a topic of conversation. Buzz created on social media and on campus multiplies during the weeks leading to it. This year, Virginia State University...

Dr. Cynthia Ellison, Executive Director of Health and Wellness at VSU, speaks to the crowd before the walk begins. Photo by Alijzah Koonce.

Students, faculty walk in support of suicide prevention

Sheridan Phillips, Features Editor October 4, 2023

Several students gathered around the front of Foster Hall Thursday, Sept. 21 for the Suicide Prevention Walk. Everyone geared their attention to the stairs as the speakers orated and the voices of the...

Bridge repairs alter Homecoming parade route, construction limits parking

Bridge repairs alter Homecoming parade route, construction limits parking

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor October 4, 2023

This year’s Homecoming parking situation will be a little different. With the construction of the new Annexes on campus, there will also be less parking available to students, faculty, and alumni. In...

New Cultural Director helps underrepresented be seen, heard

New Cultural Director helps underrepresented be seen, heard

Helaina Ballou, News Editor October 3, 2023

New Cultural Director E. Lee Dyer has his mind set on making Virginia State University a more inclusive place. Dyer who is the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion explains that after working...

Lot #39 is located near the Multi-Purpose Center and is available for students who acquire the free parking decal for 2023-2024. Students who are interested in parking closer to campus will pay an $85 fee for their decal. Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Premium Parking Spots Require Decal, Fee for 2023-2024

Sheridan Phillips, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

August 21 marked the first day of classes for students at Virginia State University. Droves of cars loaded through the front gates. Traffic jams and congestion spilled on to neighboring streets surrounding...

A double room in the new modulars stands ready for move-in.

Increased Enrollment Brings Housing Challenges, Administration Response

Anjel-Ali Ormond and Nakhii Young September 14, 2023

On Monday, Aug. 21 - the first day of classes - sophomore business management major Jessica Saunders spent her afternoon moving into the Quad 1 Annexes modular building with her mother, Roxanne. She and...

Newly selected Mr. Virginia State University Christopher Lawrence stands next to Miss Virginia State University Aliyah Mayers. Photo by Malik Johnson.

Mister & Miss Virginia State selected for 2023-2024

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor May 2, 2023

How did you prepare to run for Miss Virginia State University? Aliyah Mayers - I made sure to reach out to previous VSU and HBCU queens so they can guide me and give me advice. I made sure to really...

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