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Norfolk to build five new elementary schools

  Tracie Paige, of Norfolk State University’s Hot 91 FM, submitted this report to the Spartan Echo on Norfolk Public Schools adding five new elementary schools within five years.

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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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NSU alumna makes history with the VBFD

  Norfolk State University (NSU) alumna Krystal Jacobs, a Virginia Beach native and Kellam High School graduate, is the latest Spartan to make history by becoming the first African-American female to be sworn in as a member of the Virginia Beach Fire Department on Aug. 25. Jacobs’ journey began when she received her bachelor’s degree [...]

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Fellow Spartan creating National Marching Band League

  Jermal McMillan, a junior business management major and native of Wilmington, North Carolina, has set his sights on an entrepreneurial opportunity that is quite unique. McMillan is in the process of creating the National Marching Band League (NMBL), which would be the first of its kind. McMillan, the founder and CEO of J.M. McMillan [...]

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Should students take heed and get the flu shot?

  by Stephanie Cousins It’s that time of year again. We’re feeling the cool breeze of fall creep upon us. The leaves on the trees are turning bright red, yellow and orange. As most people are getting prepared for the many holidays, others are planning for the dreaded flu season. Flu season usually occurs in [...]

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Goal-line stands help NSU escape FAMU, 12-10

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Norfolk State defensive lineman George Riddick stopped Florida A&M quarterback Damien Fleming for no gain on 3rd-and-goal from the 1 in the closing seconds, and the Rattlers were unable to get off another play before the final horn as the Spartans escaped Bragg Memorial Stadium with a 12-10 win on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1. [...]

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Howard comes away with 3-0 win over NSU

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Howard survived a first set that went into extra points and then won the next two sets a little more easily in a 3-0 victory over the Norfolk State volleyball team on Friday night, Oct. 31, in a conference matchup at Burr Gymnasium.   The Spartans rallied late to force extra points in [...]

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Gone Girl: Best film of the year…so far

  by Briana Stanley “Gone Girl” is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and a spookily assured audience picture. It is also a film that shifts emphasis and perspective so many times that you may feel as though you’re watching five short movies laced together, each transforming into the next. At first, “Gone [...]

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Inside Spartan Sports Returns Nov. 1

  NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk State football team has a bye this week, and so does Inside Spartan Sports. NSU’s one-hour news and information radio show on Star 1310 AM will not air this week (Oct. 25), but will return in its normal 11 a.m. to noon time slot next Saturday, Nov. 1.  Originally published [...]

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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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