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Watson named Miss VSU 2023

Watson named Miss VSU 2023

Issamar Kirby, Contributing Writer April 20, 2022

On Monday, April 1, 2022, Virginia State University held its campus-wide elections for the 2022-2023 school year. Open positions included Mr. and Ms. VSU, Ms. and Mr. 1882, Ms. and Mr. Orange and Blue,...

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...

Freshmen Alaijah Pratt connects with a high fastball. Pratt has not only commanded the batter’s box, but also the pitcher’s mound going 7-3 this season. She recently threw a two-hit shutout against Bowie State and a one-hit shutout against Lincoln. Photo by  Virginia Statesman staff.

Softball prepares for CIAA

April 19, 2022

Trojans conclude their season with two doubleheaders against Union With just four games left in the regular season, the Virginia State University softball team is just three wins away from 20 wins, a...

University hires first Director of Diversity,  Inclusion, and Belonging

University hires first Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor April 19, 2022

On April 4, 2022, Virginia State University announced the hiring of Dr. A.C. Fowlkes as the University’s first Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Dr. Fowlkes is the first to head the University’s...

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...

Founder’s Day message focused on faith

Javay Simms, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

On March 17, 2022, Founder’s Day guest speaker Dr. Khaalida Forbes spoke to a crowd of students and faculty about the power of faith. Her address took place in the Anderson Turner Auditorium on the campus...

Junior Destiny Johnson helps her hallmates as Resident Assistant

Junior Destiny Johnson helps her hallmates as Resident Assistant

Lesli Evans, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

When first getting to college becoming a Resident Assistant was not on the top of Destiny Johnson’s to-do list. She imagined herself out having fun at parties with friends on weekends and not doing rounds...

Former head football coach Reggie Barlow watches his offense against Lincoln University during the 2021 season.

Head football coach Reggie Barlow leaves Virginia State for XFL

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 14, 2022

After six seasons as the head coach of the Virginia State University Trojans, head coach Reggie Barlow has officially accepted a head coaching position with the XFL. Coach Barlow leaves the program with...

Pitcher Cole Spain completed the third game of the series on the mound going seven full innings. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Baseball splits Sunday doubleheader with Davis & Elkins College

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 2, 2022

The baseball team's bats came alive in the bottom of the first during the final game of the doubleheader on Sunday, February 27, against Davis & Elkins College. The four runs established a lead that...

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...

Professor Dustin Painter instructs students in his Intro to Media Technology class how to set up three-point lighting.

Audio production professor brings experience to classroom, studio

Kameko Coleman, Contributing Writer February 28, 2022

This professor may be new here at Virginia State University, but he is no rookie to audio production. Dustin Painter is one of the newest professors to join the Mass Communication Department, beginning...

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