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Flu symptoms and 10 home remedies

  by Briana Stanley Flu symptoms Once again folks, flu season is upon us. Flu symptoms can come on quickly. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have the flu. • Fever: Your temperature is considered elevated when it is 100°F or greater. • Chills: Body chills not related to a cold environment can be [...]

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Did you have an “epic fail” this semester?

  by Briana Stanley The end of the semester is approaching us fast. Grades are soon to be documented.  We sit back and think about how time has gone by and how our grades are not where they should be. It is time to make peace with the situation. The semester is almost done and [...]

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Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

  The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree is found in many stores and locations around town during the holiday season.  Tracie Paige, of Norfolk State University’s Hot 91 FM, filed this report with the Spartan Echo explaining why the Army’s Angel Tree is important to children in our area.

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NSU back on track

  by Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. Dear University Faculty, Staff and Alumni, Earlier in the year during the State of the University Address, I outlined several strategies that Norfolk State University must implement to forge onward as a quality institution of higher learning. I explicitly stated that everything we do at [...]

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Senator Warner discusses college affordability, easing student debt burden

  An editorial by Sen. Mark Warner My story may be much like yours: I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I was able to pay for my degree by working part time and taking on student debt. And after finishing my education, I tried to start a business but failed [...]

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Love is not forever, except in certain packages

  An Editorial by Brehanna Daniels Many tend to believe that it is difficult to write about love, especially when the writer is a young person. However, I believe that young people understand love in many ways that would really startle adults. To begin with, love is the only force that one can give away and [...]

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Spartan Echo EIC named Hercules Scholar by Tom Joyner Foundation

  by Jason Gill It was an honor and a surprise to receive the news of being selected as a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation. It’s a great thing that Tom Joyner reaches out to HBCUs and is noted for giving back to his community. I like to think of it as reaching [...]

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Walk in their shoes

  An editorial by Roger Smith I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today. The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it to survive. And as a successful capitalist, [...]

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Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

  By Amy Bennett Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly abused opaque language in the law to keep records that [...]

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