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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

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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

Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon
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Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon

NORFOLK, VA — The CEO of EBONY and Jet Magazine Michele Ghee graced the campus of Norfolk State University (NSU) during MCJR Week. As CEO of the two publications, she catered to the media age by creating digital covers, launched EBONY Studios to increase Black storytelling and worked to revive Jet Magazine, the historic news … Continue reading

NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 
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NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 

NORFOLK, VA — For the first time in five years, Norfolk State University’s baseball program renewed its annual exhibition game with the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Harbor Park Stadium on April 4. The Spartans showcased several highlights in the seven-inning matchup despite suffering a 14-1 loss against the professional … Continue reading

2022-2023 SGA president and vice president, mister and miss NSU announced
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2022-2023 SGA president and vice president, mister and miss NSU announced

NORFOLK, VA — Tyreese Davis and Justis Fisher were crowned the 2022-2023 mister and miss Norfolk State University, along with Indya Richards and Myles Perry who won their election as the 2022-2023 Student Government Association president and vice president. The winners were announced at the Mister and Miss NSU Pageant.   The three contestants for Miss … Continue reading

Q&A: Kaylah Moseley-Pressley, author of “Ain’t Nobody But You”
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Q&A: Kaylah Moseley-Pressley, author of “Ain’t Nobody But You”

NORFOLK, VA — The award-winning novelist and author of “Moby Dick,” Herman Melville once said, “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”  The quote resonates with more upcoming authors like Kaylah Moseley-Pressley (KP), a senior at Norfolk State University.  Moseley-Pressley wrote her first book, “Ain’t Nobody But You,” on January 24. … Continue reading

Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students
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Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students

By Kingsley Hunter CHESAPEAKE, VA — Norfolk State University’s student organizations and alumni raised $56,783 at last week’s first-ever Virtual 5k Walk/Run for Scholars. There were 698 donors and 161 fundraisers, and the money will go to funding student scholarships.  NSU student leaders and alum put their cardiovascular work on display by walking or running … Continue reading

Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs
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Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs

NORFOLK, VA — President Joe Biden appointed Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, president of Norfolk State University, to serve on the White House Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “I am honored to serve on President Biden’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Dr. Adams-Gaston said. “I appreciate the confidence … Continue reading

Norfolk State, 2-time MEAC champions
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Norfolk State, 2-time MEAC champions

By Markaysha Bryant NORFOLK, VA — Norfolk State University’s men’s basketball team won the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) Championship over Coppin State 72-57 on March 12 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The intense game featured four lead changes as the Spartans battled for the chance to claim back-to-back MEAC titles. Senior guard Joe Bryant Jr., … Continue reading

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Sentara Healthcare aims to vaccinate thousands at Norfolk’s first permanent vaccination clinic

by Siera Jones Sentara Healthcare has opened a permanent Covid-19 vaccination center in downtown Norfolk that aims to deliver thousands of doses two days a week. The center is located at the Norfolk Scope Arena and is now open for walk-ins and appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but Sentara spokesperson Kelly Kennedy has assured the … Continue reading

Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University
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Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University

by Maya Dawson, editor in chief Norfolk, VA-Norfolk State University had the honor to host the second Senatorial Debate between Senator Mark Warner and his competitor Dr. Daniel Gade. It was the first time that Norfolk State has hosted a U.S. Senate debate in its 85 year history. The debate was held at L. Douglas … Continue reading