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Is college worth it?

By Antonio Garland College is a time where one gets to meet different individuals and learn many things about the world. For most people the mail goal of going to college is to obtain a better life. However, with the process of getting a degree and dealing with the aftermath one has to wonder, is … Continue reading

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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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Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program

Following a historical performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival, Beyoncé, through the BeyGOOD initiative, has announced that one student from four different historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) will be awarded with a $25,000 scholarship through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The 2018-2019 academic year’s BeyGOOD scholars program will be extended to students attending … 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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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

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Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces delayed opening of 64 Express Lanes

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced Thursday, Nov. 29, the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment. “Last April, we … Continue reading