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Storm of coronavirus challenges university students, businesses: a Norfolk State student’s first-hand observations

by Ian Williams The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a quiet storm making its way inside households. Unlike most storms, it is neither seen nor heard. It shows no sign of approaching, and more importantly, no sign of leaving. This sudden storm shows no pattern in claiming its victims causing those at risk to adjust. All … Continue reading

College students should take social distancing seriously
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College students should take social distancing seriously

by Halle Ellis Many ask, what is social distancing and why is it so important during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Social distancing is a public health measure that’s implemented during highly contagious outbreaks. It often involves health officials restricting large public gatherings, such as music festivals; closing certain buildings, such as schools and libraries; and … Continue reading

Listen to the children: An editorial on climate change
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Listen to the children: An editorial on climate change

An editorial by Mel Gurtov The Republicans are on the sidelines on the climate crisis.  Government scientists are muzzled.  Leading Democrats—though not all—are cautious.  CEOs of some of America’s biggest corporations are pledging action while others, like investment firms, fossil fuel companies, and Charles Koch’s lobbyists, are downright hostile. And Donald Trump, the world’s leading … Continue reading

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson
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Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson

July 29, 2019 Dear Members of the Norfolk State University Community, The Spartan family mourns the loss of one of its stalwart champions. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Norfolk State University President, Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, who led our fine institution from 1975-1997. Dr. Wilson died on July 28 … Continue reading

UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll
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UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll

Institutional leaders, elected officials, advocates and other supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in attendance for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) inaugural State of the HBCU Address, which put forth a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members to further support HBCUs and their capacity to be engines of socioeconomic … 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

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

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Can activities on campus be the cause of stress?

An editorial by Cherna Frederick-Brown Here at Norfolk State University, we have many activities that take place on campus, such as fraternities, sororities, marching band, ROTC, and many more. Having activities on campus is amazing because it gives students the chance to be able to express themselves, and show off their skills, and even be given … Continue reading

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving
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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For the most part, we get to … Continue reading

Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction
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Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired white police detective accused of preying on black women for sex over decades and pursuing the wrongful murder conviction of the son of one of the women. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first black elected district attorney in … Continue reading

Funeral held for Malta journalist; some officials stay away
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Funeral held for Malta journalist; some officials stay away

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Roman Catholic archbishop warned those who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb that they “would never escape the justice of God” and urged other journalists Friday to pursue the truth without fear. Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral Mass in the church nearest to where the … Continue reading

Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut
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Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice. Despite its title, “Marshall,” too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall’s early career as counsel for the NAACP. That makes, for better and worse, … Continue reading

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More than rough apartments where Pharrell’s music love began

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Dot Miles stood on the sidewalk outside her building at the Atlantis Apartments holding a few decades-old photographs of a wedding. One shows a boy in a white tuxedo holding a ring-bearer pillow. Another is of his parents getting married. The last shows the boy in the same outfit, a … Continue reading