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Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban

  WASHINGTON (AP) — To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state’s 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people. “You’re talking about pure prejudice as the basis of both laws,” argued Philip J. Hirschkop, who as a young lawyer in the 1960s [...]

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William Carroll Writers Festival brings new light to a chosen few

  An editorial by Antonio Garland The purpose of the second annual William Carroll Writers Festival was to bring in writers to the Norfolk State University campus so they could be inspired and for students to be educated. When it was first announced, several students said it sounded like an interesting event to go to [...]

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Tuition hike raises red flags

  An editorial by Jada Nunn-McLean Behold the green and gold! The rally cry for Norfolk State brings great pride to students, faculty and university alumni. However, students have a different tone recently. The Norfolk State University (NSU) Board of Visitors has voted to increase the cost of tuition and mandatory fees by $326 dollars [...]

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What’s wrong with liking different music?

  An editorial by Jonathan Phelps So, you’re a fresh-out-of-high-school college freshman and you decided to make your university debut at Norfolk State University. Great choice! Your next years here at this institution should be fantastic. However, this university can be quite the culture shock for some people. One thing in particular is the music. [...]

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School Spirit has no soul

  An editorial by Antonio Garland It never ceases to amaze me how many times a day I see people choose what they want to do instead of doing the right thing. I’m talking about the lack of school spirit. There is an epidemic loss of ethics. People are choosing lesser things in life rather [...]

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