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Nicholas McDonald named Tom Joyner Hercules Scholar

  Nicholas McDonald, a future talk show host, multi-million dollar entrepreneur and preacher, is this week’s Hercules Scholar as announced by Tom Joyner on his Morning Show, Thursday, Sept. 18. You can listen to a repeat of the announcement at http://www.tjms.com/stream/. Nicholas will receive a $1500 scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation as part of [...]

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NSU makes a mark in Hollywood

  (NSU NEWSROOM)–A Norfolk State University alumnus has spent more than 20 years in Hollywood working behind-the-scenes on some of the industry’s biggest films such as “The Wolverine” and “Marley & Me.” Gregory Earls, who graduated in 1993 with a degree in mass communications, works as a post-production coordinator for 20th Century Fox Studios. Earls [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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Students decide to stream with Netflix instead of flowing with cable

  by Stephanie Cousins House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Arrested Development are just some of the shows that can be seen on Netflix. While video streaming is still in its infancy, it is becoming a welcomed alternative to cable television. Young people are a principle part of the “cut the cord” [...]

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NSU Falls to 0-3 After 29-14 Loss at No. 16 William & Mary

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – No. 16 William & Mary scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams en route to a 29-14 win over Norfolk State on Saturday night at Zable Stadium. The Spartans (0-3) jumped out to an early 7-0 lead but the Tribe (2-1) scored the next 29 points to improve to 5-0 all-time [...]

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Drumline: A new beat

  By Richelle Hammiel This year marks the 12th anniversary for the musical phenomenon Drumline, which set a high standard for marching bands everywhere.  The long anticipated sequel, Drumline: A New Beat, is set to premiered by VH1 on Oct. 27 with a few members of the original cast, but with many new faces that [...]

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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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Damon Williams to speak at NSU Sept. 23

  The Division of Student Affairs will kick-off its LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Speaker Series on September 23, 2014 with NSU alumnus Damon Williams. Damon is the Vice President of Programming for Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network that reaches millions of consumers nationwide. Damon’s keynote address will be held at 7:00 [...]

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Titans wide receivers coach brings the heat

  Shawn Jefferson combines 23 years of experience in the NFL as he coaches the Tennessee Titans’ wide receivers in working hard to achieve their highest potential.  Our Spartan Echo sports editor Paige Jefferson caught up with him during the off-season and filed this report for Spartan Echo TV.

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Michael Minix named Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar

  On Thursday, Sept. 4, Tom Joyner, national radio personality and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, announced the selection of Michael Minix by the staff at Norfolk State University (NSU) as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar. Each Thursday morning in September, a young male student will be announced and receive a $1500 scholarship [...]

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Campus crimes break in new semester

  By Richelle Hammiel Just two weeks into the fall semester, Norfolk State University hosted “I Love NSU Week” to show the students a good time while getting them prepared to start off the school year.  Despite the fun festivities, a few problems on campus have arisen that many students are not aware of. According [...]

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