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Doctoral graduates from the Class of 2022 prepare for Commencement as they sit together. Staff photo.

Graduate Student Association seeks to increase enrollment in graduate school

Terry Jackson, PhD, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The Virginia State University Graduate Student Association (GSA) intends to have a greater impact on the recruitment and retention of students into graduate school. GSA President Chiwale Farrow believes...

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...

Study abroad program aims to enhance student development

Study abroad program aims to enhance student development

Terry Jackson, PhD, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Blaise Davenport, a senior VSU Honors student, has spent most of the Fall 2022 semester studying at “arguably the best university in the world,” Oxford University in England. Davenport is an academic...

Super team of College of Humanities &  Social Sciences gets to work

Super team of College of Humanities & Social Sciences gets to work

Terry Jackson, PhD, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

For the first time in Virginia State University’s history, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) has a female dean, Dean Isis Walton, PhD. Previously, the CHSS had been led by the dean...

Jaylen Cofield learns how to operate a control board in the press box at Rogers Stadium. Contributed photo by Professor Antoine Williams.

Weekly bootcamp encourages students in pursuit of media

Treasure Harris, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

MCOM Productions is a new organization for the Mass Communications Department as students and faculty members come together. With their weekly media boot camps held at the Multi-Purpose Center (MPC) on...

Photo Courtesy of the Counseling Department

Upcoming Wellness Day on Monday, Oct. 17

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor October 14, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 17, students will have a chance to relax after midterm week and enjoy a Trojan Wellness Day. Paint and Sip and yoga sessions will be offered. Yoga with BareSOUL is a relaxing yoga class...

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...

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