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Why Miss Virginia State University went public with her private health concerns

ETTRICK, Va. — When Lauren Papillion, 22, was crowned Miss Virginia State last year, she did so while dealing with a health issue many of her VSU classmates did not know about at the time. 423 more words

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Honoring Camilla Williams

I’ve been gone for a minute but I’m back! I’m keeping pretty busy these days with work (my regular part-time job and a temporary film job), writing, and other personal matters. 471 more words


VSU student charged with rape due in court

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia State University student accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is due in court Monday.

22-year-old Jermayne A. Waller is charged with rape by force or threat. 98 more words


New college tour promotes entrepreneurship among black students

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The ‘Brand New Wave’ Pop-Up Shop College Tour made a stop at the Virginia State University Campus Sunday. Coordinators of ‘Brand New Wave’ Pop-Up College Tours aim to promote entrepreneurship among African American college students. 111 more words


Bernie Sanders cancels campaign stop at VSU

ETTRICK, Va. (WRIC) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has canceled his campaign stop in Richmond.

Last week, Virginia State University announced Sanders would beĀ appearing at the university’sĀ Multi Purpose Center on Thursday, February 18. 18 more words


VSU Athletics places seventh nationally in community service competition

ETTRICK, Va. — The results are in and Virginia State University Athletics have placed seventh among NCAA Division II programs in the NCAA Team Works Competition. 139 more words


Virginia State University introduces new president

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State University named a new president on Friday.

Dr. Makola Abdullah comes to Virginia State University from Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black institution in Florida. 274 more words