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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,...

A student receives a massage in Foster Hall by a massage therapist during Wellness Day activities.

Students experience Trojan Wellness Day events

Anjel-Ali Ormond and Janiah Mitchell February 15, 2022
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the University replaced Spring Break with Trojan Wellness Days. Feb. 15 is the first Wellness Day of the Spring semester.
Mister Virginia State University Isaiah Matthews-Braxton

Isaiah Matthews-Braxton wins 18th Annual Mister HBCU

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor January 31, 2022

Mister Virginia State University Isaiah Matthews-Braxton is now holding a new title: Mister HBCU. On Saturday, January 29th the Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition took place in...

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...

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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