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A campaign to save one breast at a time

By Omar Ross Norfolk State University’s editing publications course, taught by mass communications professor and adviser, Dr. Morgan Kirby took an unconventional route this semester. Instead of taking quizzes and writing papers, the class created a breast cancer awareness campaign which included a mini-magazine, a rap cypher and video interviews with survivors. The graduate-level editing … Continue reading

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Norfolk State’s newest leaders on plans for change

By Skyler Sales On March 25th, the students of Norfolk State University selected juniors Astra Armstrong and Zipporah Gatling as the new Student Government Association president and vice president. Also, students crowned sophomore, Starlet Windham and junior, Myron Simon, Jr. as the new Mister and Miss NSU. The newly elected representatives have already started implementing … Continue reading

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Recognizing social work

By Kori Wiggins March is National Professional Social Work Month, and an opportunity to celebrate social worker’s contributions and achievements to society. Norfolk State University’s, Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, is among the many programs developed to cover a variety of aspects in the field of social work including public health, addictions and … Continue reading

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Hairstyles for Spring

An op-editorial by Kori Wiggins As the temperature begins to rise, many women have begun adopting different hairstyles to prepare for the spring season. Many of the styles range from faux locs to box braids. The benefits of using protective hairstyles includes retaining growth, keeping hair soft during the process of growth and changing up … Continue reading

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HBCUs experience lower graduation rates

An op-ed by Kori Wiggins According to a study conducted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the six-year graduation rates of 20 historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) were 20 percent or lower in 2015. Although a handful of HBCUs have more than 50 percent of their new freshmen graduating within six years, the percentages of the … Continue reading

Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk
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Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk

by Malik Glaspie “The rapidly changing, complex security environment, will continue to be the main driver for NATO’s adaptation efforts,” said General Denis Mercier in his introduction to NATO ACT’s annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Dec. 12-14 at the downtown Norfolk Marriott hotel. On December 17, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … Continue reading

NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders
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NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders

by Keona Frasier The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation met in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2017 Chiefs of Transformation Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. The main agenda during the conference was to prepare for the future of the military alliance’s member nations and partners by discussing pressing matters and viable solutions. … Continue reading

YouTube produces HIV/AIDS awareness video for NSU iBook Project
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YouTube produces HIV/AIDS awareness video for NSU iBook Project

Norfolk State faculty members in diverse disciplines received a $48,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine to engage in community outreach to decrease the spread of the HIV.  Project CHOICE: Information Access is designed to provide accurate information regarding HIV/AIDS using innovative educational technology to develop an iBook and EPUB (a digital book for Android devices). … Continue reading

The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong
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The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Time magazine is disputing President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected the magazine’s request for an interview and photo sessions ahead of its “Person of the Year” issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed … Continue reading