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Nancy Pelosi steps down from House after nearly two decades of leadership

Nancy Pelosi has stepped down from Democratic leadership after nearly 20 years. The House Speaker said on November 17 that she does not plan to have a position in the new Congress. Pelosi makes the decision after Republicans take control of the House post midterm elections. The attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, in October … Continue reading

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Spartan men’s hoopers dominate Virginia University of Lynchburg in season opener, setting the bar for 2022-2023 Season.  
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Spartan men’s hoopers dominate Virginia University of Lynchburg in season opener, setting the bar for 2022-2023 Season.  

By Kingsley Hunter Norfolk State University’s men’s basketball team returned to the court to defend their back-to-back MEAC conference titles and tipped-off its 2022-2023 campaign against Virginia University of Lynchburg in-house in a dominant 109-59 victory. Veteran guard Joe Bryant Jr. tallied 13 points, forward Daryl Anderson scored 14 points and newcomer guard George Beale … Continue reading

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Jonathan Butler Performs for Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The fine dining establishment, Brothers Norfolk, hosted a sold-out, three-day concert last weekend, starring South African singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler. The event kicked off on Friday with the music he made throughout his career. One tune dates back to when he was 15 years old. Butler has been in the professional scene since … Continue reading

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Norfolk State volleyball team breaks 10-game losing streak with back-to-back MEAC wins

The Norfolk State University volleyball team took down the University of Maryland Eastern shore and Delaware State University this weekend to break a ten-game losing streak. The Spartans overcame a two-set deficit against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Gills Gymnasium to earn their first win of the season. Senior outside hitter Carla Hernandez … Continue reading

Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism
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Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism

NORFOLK, VA — To know Sierra Jenkins was to know that while she was graceful, she was also not afraid to stand up for herself and others. Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, was one of three lives claimed by Chicho’s Pizza Backstage shooting in downtown Norfolk on March 19. She was 25 years old.  … Continue reading

Freshman designer on fashion today, tomorrow and yesterday
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Freshman designer on fashion today, tomorrow and yesterday

NORFOLK, VA — Norfolk State University fashion design major Akin White created his own fashion designs through several fashion trends.    White, a freshman known as “Uno,” was inspired by the late 60s and early 70s semi-formal and early 2000s streetwear fashions.  White believed that fashion movements have a time and purpose.  He added, “If it … Continue reading

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LightSkinKeisha and Toosii light up Echols Gym for SpartaFest Concert

NORFOLK, VA — Lightskinkeisha and Toosii came out on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, for Norfolk State’s “Something in Sparta” concert. Although many students resold their tickets leading up to the event because of their disappointment with the concert lineup, the overall feedback from students was that it was still a great experience. Lightskinkeisha closely engaged … Continue reading

Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making
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Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making

NORFOLK, VA — Sonja Stills made history as the first female commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Division I. Before working for the conference, Stills received her bachelor’s degree in human services counseling from Old Dominion University and her master’s degree in counseling from Hampton University. She … Continue reading