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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...

Academic Center for Excellence supports student achievement

Academic Center for Excellence supports student achievement

Anjel-Ali Ormond & Helaina Ballou, Executive Editor & Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Housed in the Johnston Memorial Library on the 2nd floor, the Academic Center for Excellence allows for students at Virginia State University to thrive. Reporters sat down with several of the staff of...

The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

Charnese Small, Photo Editor & Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Coach Nadine Domond recently left her coaching position at Rutgers University as an assistant coach after six years on the sideline. She is now the new head coach of the Lady Trojans and is ready for the...

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...

Trumpet player Alex Mackey marches in the Homecoming 2022 Parade in Old Towne Petersburg. Staff photo.

Explosion focused on Honda Battle of the Bands

Myiles Spann, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

The Virginia State University Marching Trojan Explosion has been to the Honda Battle of the Bands nine consecutive times, will they return for the tenth? The Trojan Explosion Marching Band, under the...

The Executive Committee members of the NAACP pose with President Christian Cozart and body members representing the association. Photo by Isammar Kirby.

Org Bazaar rules Avenue during Homecoming Week 2022

Issamar Kirby, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 - 6 p.m., Virginia State University hosted its Org Bazaar Homecoming event as a part of its week long celebrations. This event is traditionally hosted to support many different...

Trojans Middle Blocker Kelsea Saulny spikes the ball against the Panthers during the win. Saulny had five blocks and four kills.

Trojans defeat Panthers in convincing fashion 3-0

Staff Reports October 19, 2022

Richmond, VA - Virginia State University Women's Volleyball swept rival Virginia Union in three sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 on Monday, Oct. 17 at Barco-Stevens Hall. Sophomore outside hitter Helena Eubanks...

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....

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...

President Yania Campbell leads The Revolutionary Administration (TRA) of Virginia State University Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2022-23 academic school year.  Contributed photo by SGA.

Student Government Association works on big agenda items

Dr. Terry Jackson, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

President Yania Campbell leads The Revolutionary Administration (TRA) of Virginia State University Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2022-23 academic school year. President Campbell is joined...

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...

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