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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.
Senior Animation Major Melanna Jacks takes a seat at the board as she learns about the Atmos studio. She is currently taking Sound In Animation.

Music Department gets new mixing room for state of the art sound

Helaina Ballou, News Editor November 13, 2023

The Virginia State University music department has made space for a new Atmos mixing room. Atmos is a very advanced technology for audio mixing. Music department professor Wellington Gordon explains how...

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...

River Street Market brings fresh produce, meat and vendors to Petersburg community

River Street Market brings fresh produce, meat and vendors to Petersburg community

Sheridan Phillips, Features Editor November 13, 2023

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, River Street Market brings local farmers and businesses together for the community to enjoy.  Crista Manieri, market manager, gives insight on why River Street...

Historic day for Women’s Lacrosse arrives with Play Day

Historic day for Women’s Lacrosse arrives with Play Day

Ernest Merriweather III, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

On Oct. 8 history was made in the women’s lacrosse world as an all HBCU showcase was hosted at Virginia State University. There were six teams in total two from the Division I level Howard University...

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...

Graduate student Rayquan Smith breaks a tackle against Livingstone 
on Saturday, Sept. 23. Photo contributed by Rayquan Smith.

‘King of NIL’ spreads wealth for HBCU athletes

Charnese Small, Sports Editor October 2, 2023

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), in its most basic form, refers to the procedures by which college athletes are permitted to obtain monetary rewards. Use of an athlete’s name, likeness, and image for...

Farmer’s Market Brings Local Growers to Campus

Farmer’s Market Brings Local Growers to Campus

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor September 14, 2023

On Thursday, Aug. 24, the first of three farmer’s markets took place on campus. A national grant with the Farmer’s Market Coalition and USDA allowed for Virginia State University to be one of three...

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...

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