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Gray qualifies for MEAC Conference

    by Chantelle Polite After a short time at Florida State University, Junior Desmonae Gray carried her talents of track and field to Norfolk State University this school year. An Interdisciplinary Studies major at NSU, Gray is from Portsmouth, Virginia where she attended Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Gray has been running [...]

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Common brings inspiration and motivation to Norfolk State

  by Antonio Garland Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., appeared at the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on April 8, to encourage students to follow their goals and dreams. Common spoke of how he got involved with the L.E.A.D. program, wanting to motivate young people. He said that coming to [...]

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HBCUX launches new network from NSU campus

by Donte Hayden As the opening event of this year’s annual MCJR Week, the students of Norfolk State University witnessed history on April 7 as Curtis Symonds, formerly of ESPN and BET, launched what many consider a future powerhouse in television, the HBCUX network. The network includes programming which ranges from sports and entertainment to [...]

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Room for improvement in inclement weather decision making at NSU

  An editorial by Michael Nims The spring semester is nearly over, but the winter weather still hasn’t loosed it’s grip. Inclement weather has caused a few early closings as well as full institutional closings. Horrible weather impending, students of Norfolk State University have watched  local news broadcasts and their email accounts in search of [...]

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NSU shuts down Coppin State for doubleheader sweep

   NORFOLK, Va. – Four Norfolk State pitchers combined to limit visiting Coppin State to one run and 10 hits in the Spartans’ 12-1, 1-0 MEAC Northern Division doubleheader sweep of the Eagles on Monday afternoon at Marty L. Miller Field. The wins move NSU (8-16 overall, 5-3 MEAC) into first place in the MEAC’s [...]

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Historically black Va. college sees hope in sale

  LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) – The St. Paul’s College campus and the 35 buildings on its roller-coaster grounds are for sale in hopes it can continue to educate young black men and women in this rural community. Located in Virginia’s tobacco-growing belt, the private, liberal arts college closed in June 2013 under crushing debt and [...]

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Why college students should also run a business

  These days, it seems as though Americans are spending more for college while getting less value in return – a trend research validates, says entrepreneur Matt Stewart. “The average cost for an in-state public college is $22,261, and a moderate budget for a private college averaged $43,289 for the 2012–2013 academic year; for elite [...]

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Affordable Care Act marketing push struggling

  by Silas Langley Young voters supported President Obama for his re-election, but many aren’t registering for the new healthcare exchange. With the roll out of the site, it faced many hurdles and glitches. Now that the exchange is functioning properly and the deadline is looming at the end of March, President Obama is on [...]

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Apple unveils cheaper iPhone 5C

  by Jonicia Tucker Apple has had high expectations of selling the iPhone 5C; however, the vibrant plastic phones have been below the company’s daily sales. Apple unveiled the cheaper version of the 5C on March 18, 2014 attempting to boost “iPhone Lover’s” interest. The company realizes that the phone alone is expensive, and being [...]

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Norfolk State board increases tuition

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State University’s governing board has approved a tuition increase to help make up for declining enrollment. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1jmaMZy ) reports that in-state undergraduates will pay $7,552 in annual tuition and mandatory fees. That’s an increase of $326. The rate for room and board was raised by $250, to [...]

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NSU National Broadcasting Society wins “On the Spot” competition at national convention

  The Norfolk State University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society won the “On the Spot” competition at the national NBS-AERho convention in Los Angeles, CA  on March 15th.

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