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According to the national institute of mental health, nearly 51.1 million people have some form of mental illness or suffer from similar issues of moderate to severe mental conditions. Did you know there are two main types of mental illnesses and associations of other health factors connecte…

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It’s probate season! On Saturday, November 14th, 2021 at 7:14 pm the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Gamma Zeta chapter introduced their fall 2021 initiates to the student body. The New member presentation took place at the gazebo on the Savannah State campus.

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SAVANNAH – The future of Savannah State University has become much brighter and full of opportunities for the students, faculty, and community. After serving as the university’s interim since July 1, 2019, Kimberly Ballard-Washington, J.D. was appointed by the Board of Regents of the Univers…

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This past week saw a celebration for the anniversary of the creation of Georgia's oldest public institution, Savannah State University. Savannah State was founded in 1890 as Georgia State Industrial College for Coloured Youth by Richard Wright Sr. Since then university has stood the test of …

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Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be the President's daughter? First daughters' Cupcakes and Conversation welcomed students to join 14th President Kimberly Ballard-Washington and her daughter Kristen Washington. A formal event that allowed students to ask questions that woul…

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Savannah State tigers played Edward Waters College (EWC) in the regularseason, ending the game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, at 9:30pm. Savannah State closed out the regular 2021 season with the first two loss record since 1989. 

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Savannah State University and South University have created a major merger and opportunity for the students at Savannah State University. The agreement was signed by both presidents of each university, Kimberly Ballard-Washington of Savannah State University and Dr. Valerie Trimarchi of Sout…

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SAVANNAH – President Ballard-Washington has been consistently active in building the future of Savannah State. On October 27, 2021, President Ballard-Washington met with President Jermaine Whirl of Augusta Technical College to officially sign the new Institutional Articulation Agreement that…

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Savannah State student Austin Turner is looking to get his degree in sociology, with a minor in behavioral analysis. An interesting fact about Turner is that he is a stupendous swim instructor and a great young man. 

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Recently during the pandemic crisis, there has been a lot of change for the better and worst. Millions of people have become unemployed during this period, but some people have started their own business from losing their job and has had success in this way. People have lost their homes and …

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Grammy award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, producer, and NAACP image award-winning actress Tamela Mann has released her 6th studio album titled ‘Overcomer.’ The album was released on August 6th on all streaming platforms everywhere. The overcomer album has charted at number three on bil…

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In 2015, Savannah State student, Christopher Starks, was shot and killed in the Student Union building by Justin Stephens, a non-student at the university. Starks was taken to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead. During a Rock n’ Roll marathon, Stephens brought a firearm and fire…

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Located near the back of King Fraizer the International Education building also known as Gardner Hall has added new programs to their building. Melanie Smith, the Study Abroad Coordinator, at Savannah State help student new international student find new experiences and their horizons while …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused universities to modify their approach on how to reopen their schools for in-person learning. Many have implemented protocols and guidelines that are understandable, while other institutions have given mandates that have caused some students' eyebrows to be ra…

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Local Savannah bank, Center Parc Credit Union, donated $2,500 to provide hands-on learning experiences for students and promoting nutritional awareness. The credit union donated the funds to Savannah State University’s community garden as part of its Community Gardens Program, established in…

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Over the past 12 Years, nearly about 87% of Historically Black Colleges and Universities participated in a campus 1-million-dollar campus improvement competition. Savannah State University was nominated to win up to $50,000 in cash gifted by the “Home Depot Retool your school program.” Howev…

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Knowing some tips from Chief Walters is a rewarding experience. Not only was the process quick and simple, but lots of very useful information was shared that surely many students were not aware of. Chief informed us about new positions that were filled to help keep things in order so plans …

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Back on November 8th of 2013, Savannah Ga, had its first burn that took place beginning at the Savannah National Wildlife refuge. Controlled burns are lit for numerous reasons. Many people use this prescribed burn to prevent a wildfire that can soon become destructive.According to the Nation…

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Modern technology has made filmmaking more accessible than ever. Film, an artform not yet two centuries old, looks nothing like it did in its beginnings. In the past, it would take thousands of dollars worth of equipment to even hope to make a film. Cameras, lights, and sound stages were res…

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The coronavirus has affected students this academic school year and many students were in distress due to the cancellation of the Annual Honors convocation Ceremony. Savannah State university took proper precautions to keep students, faculty, and staff safe during this hard time. However, th…

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Will COVID vaccines be able to control the spread of the virus? As the US surpasses 30 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

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On Monday, March 22nd, senior, Kevontae Kelly announced FreakNik week to the Savannah State students as an alternative to the university taking away Spring Break this semester.

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The ride of entertainment that we have been waiting for is approaching! Even during a pandemic, the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board have been working diligently to provide the student body with events in the weeks to come.

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Though one of the most famous holiday parades has been canceled due to the pandemic, Downtown Savannah, Ga., was filled with plenty of life this past weekend for the celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Loud music, laughter, and excitement filled the atmosphere while people danced and conversed …

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Judas and the Black Messiah is a spectacular movie. This film is based on true events and highlights the life of Fred Hampton who was the chairman of the Black Panther Party chapter based out of Chicago, Illinois. Hampton was a gifted civil rights activist who had the ability and the power t…

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Once someone graduates from college, you can't help but think, "I wonder how they’re doing now?”. So, why not shine a light on a few prominent Alum from our extraordinary institution. This week we are shining a light on Tevin Tyler.

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The Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI), was held from February 25-27. This years event was like others in the past where many passionate journalists and communications students came together for the two day media conference but this time virtually. 

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The Dynamic Delta Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated put on an amazing stripe event entitled “Beyond the Lens: Capturing Being Black in America” with guest speaker Cecil Williams. The event was a partnered event with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Phi Beta Sigma Fr…

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Students interested in working in journalism, public relations, and multimedia and digital communications are invited to attend the 70th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) at Savannah State University. The event’s theme, which takes place Feb. 25-27, 2020, is “Zooming Into 70th,…

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Another semester is here in the Tiger’s Den of Savannah State University and the procedures of social distancing and wearing a mask are still enforced. It’s now February of the spring semester and the COVID-19 cases on campus have doubled from the fall semester. Making it the highest amount …

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Since the Spring break of Spring 2020, Savannah State has not seen any in person student activities. The school doing its best to keep its students safe (with things like free testing) to avoid the student-faculty and staff from having to return home again for another semester.

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Earlier this semester students were told that instead of in-person commencement it would be online same as Fall 2020. The online commencement was in place due to the concern of the spread of COVID-19.

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It’s the most day for this nation on November 3, 2020, Election Day. Everyone around the United States is lined up to continue voting as well being at risk to use active militias around the polls for citizens to vote. In states such as North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, California, and New Mex…

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On the evening of October 26, 2020, Savannah State University hosted a drive-in rally for the Biden-Harris presidential campaign. Students faculty and locals gathered to support the campaign and learn more about the potential first lady Dr. Jill Biden.

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As schools nationwide are adjusting to COVID policies while maintaining social distancing within students and faculty members here on campus, Savannah State has been on its priorities of making sure that students are well and taken care of as this pandemic is being monitored very closely. Wi…

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As we inch closer to yet another graduation, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Students are often asked, “What’s next after graduation?” Some students have it all planned out and some students wish they knew the answer to that question. Some students stay in school a little while lon…

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Schools all around America have been impacted by the current pandemic. Social norms on school grounds and campuses globally have now changed due to regulations in keeping everyone safe. What could be considered a life’s biggest achievement, graduation, has now created a new tradition for fam…

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The time has come to yet again use your voices to make a change! Over the past weekend, a virtual homecoming event was held to promote voting awareness. Voting is very important; it gives citizens their chance to exercise freedom of speech.

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Andrew Okorodudu is a Nigerian basketball player at Savannah State that is the energizer bunny of the team. Just learning how to play basketball, Okorodudu just started playing basketball a few years ago is learning fast. Last year he averaged 4.5 points and 8 rebounds and looked to take an …

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 Da’Ondalyn Simmons, freshman softball player, here at Savannah State has had a see-saw relationship with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it affected her upcoming season, her eligibility on the field, and her personal life.

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Attending college is a decision that students have created as a milestone, but often it is said that the work starts in applying for the degree.Throughout college, students are taught curriculum in fundamentals for whichever degree they chose to study.

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To honor senior achievements and adhere to social distancing guidelines, on Saturday, November 21, 2020, Savannah State University will be hosting its virtual 196th Commencement ceremony for graduate and undergraduate students!

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The Tiger Family has done it again! The students, alumni, staff, and participants of Savannah State’s Homecoming have shown us that homecoming could still be achieved successfully virtually for the safety of everyone. None of us could have expected a virtual homecoming but with COVID-19 stil…

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There are many ways to embark on a new journey or to even enhance a career. Students with an overall 2.5 or higher GPA are capable of applying to Savannah State’s graduate studies programs where they have the options to study: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administratio…