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On September 14, 2020 Savannah State announced that COVID-19 testing appointments will be available on the campus for students, faculty, and staff. They will be available in King Frazier ballroom Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 15, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., and appointments may be boo…

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On May 4, Savannah State C.A. Sydney Palmer will be hosting a Manifesting Monday Zoom Chat thanks to the Freshman Living and Learning Center. The Zoom chat will begin at 6:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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On April 12, 2020, the modeling troupe organization Savage Inc. kicked off their annual savage week, this time virtually. The purpose of this event was for the organization to keep the campus engaged with their organization while providing students with entertainment during their quarantine.

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The end of the spring 2020 semester is rapidly approaching, and Savannah State faculty is working to ensure students do their best during the sudden transition from campus lectures to online classes. Financial aid arrangements are being made to accommodate students in need, and all offices r…

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Savannah State University’s assistant professor of multimedia journalism, faculty adviser for Tiger’s Roar, and this year’s Southern Regional Press Institute director Jessica Sparks will be leaving to pursue her doctorate degree at University of Florida at the end of this spring semester. 

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As the coronavirus pandemic still has a firm grip across the world, many individuals are left to find alternative activities to pass the time. Many are out of work or are working from home while being confined to their homes, leaving everyone to seek some kind of outlet to get through the da…

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Fear has spiked across the nation due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Many civilians are skeptical of leaving their houses for basic needs because the anxiety of coming into contact with an infected individual who may or may not be showing symptoms. Businesses everywhere in…

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Man of La Mancha opened on stage at Asbury Memorial Church directed by Travis Spangenburg with musical direction by Warren Heilman. This inspirational show has another weekend left on March 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 15 at 3 p.m.

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The Southern Regional Press Institute was held on campus this past week Feb. 20-21. The theme of this year’s regional conference was about how to do it all in journalism as many graduates from Savannah State University's journalism and mass communications program are soon to be young media p…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated after publication to include the university’s statement as follows: "We are aware an SSU student has been arrested for sexual misconduct against an acquaintance. There is no ongoing threat to the campus. All questions should be directed to the Chatham Co…

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The theme of this year’s 69th annual Southern Regional Press Institute was "Going Solo: Prepared to Do It All". For students entering an industry viewed as “dying” by pessimists and “evolving” by optimists, students were encouraged in each session to develop multidimensional skills. 

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Many students attended the “Young Alumni Panel: Success After Graduation” session where they listened to the advice given to them by the alumnis in the room. This particular session was held by online content manager, Kareem McMichael. The recent graduates who spoke on their journeys were al…

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Savannah State University and the City of Savannah are collaborating to present the 31st annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, which began February 1 and will end on Feb. 23. The theme for this year’s festival is “Your Story, My Story, Our Stories”.

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The 69th Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) will take place at Savannah State University on February 20-21, 2020. This year’s theme is “Going Solo: Prepare to Do It All” with Jessica Sparks, assistant professor of the multimedia and journalism department, as institute director. Sparks …

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On February 4 at Neighborhood Comics, Wook-Jin Clark, cartoonist and illustrator, was interviewed about his new Gudetama book “Love for the Lazy” and gave aspiring artists some tips for their future. Clark has been a professional artist for approximately ten years. 

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While Savannah, Georgia is no stranger to powerful storms, Savannah State University has taken precautions in keeping students safe. With the forecast including the possibility of damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, and flooding, it is important for students to take precaution in order to stay safe.

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On Jan. 20, the city of Savannah continued its 41st annual celebration for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, kicking off the day’s festivities with a parade coming down East Broad Street to MLK Jr. Boulevard, passing the first African Baptist church where Dr. King, gave his legendary “I…

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Public service is anything but a foreign concept to Van Johnson, who was inaugurated as mayor of Savannah on Jan. 1. After serving 16 years as First District Alderman, the Savannah State University alum has a plan to reduce violence in the city and increase transparency in the city government. 

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Left with the realization that campus life is far from utopian, students search internally for answers and ways to keep themselves safe throughout their college years. Many realize that in today’s world few places offer total guarantees of safety and security. Personal awareness of surroundi…

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Richard Kessler’s Plant Riverside District is scheduled to open in early spring. The site was purchased on December 31, 2012 and after several years spent in design and construction, the 4.5 acre site is about to transform over one thousand feet of river coastline into a bustling entertainme…

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CORRECTION: This story has been updated from its original to remove unverified information regarding the Starbucks in the Student Union. 

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For many this semester is a dream come true and the beginning of a new chapter. On Saturday, December 14, SSU will hold its 195th undergraduate commencement ceremony in the university’s Tiger Arena at approximately 8:30a.m.

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At the start of a typical weekend at Savannah State University, a student showcase was held in Whiting Hall’s auditorium. The student showcase known as SSU Underground put on a concert full of local student artists which acted as a platform for Savannah State students to promote any personal…

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Lee Ivory, celebrated journalist, media consultant and executive, former professor of journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and American University, and former publisher and executive editor of USA Today’s Sports Weekly spoke to mass communications majors on Friday morning. 

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Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris met on a conference call with various editors of HBCU publications recently to address her student journalism advocacy and her personal support of the importance of media in the upcoming election. 

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The flu is a common illness in any population, and it usually takes a few days for a person to recover from it. This year it has been projected that there will be many outbreaks that will affect many people, and people should prepare to get their flu shots.

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To combat the spread of fake news, Facebook has announced that they are adding a news tab to their U.S. user interface. The company has teamed up with the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CBS News and Fox News among other news outlets to test the site's new ad-on.

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“Every entrepreneur is a problem solver, find a problem and you too can achieve maximum success”, says Dr. Samms-Brown as she opened up for the Savannah State University Entrepreneurship Day.Entrepreneurship Day is a formal forum that allows local high school students the exposure and intera…

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When Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen originally introduced its chicken sandwich no one expected it would be as popular as it was. A fierce competition emerged between the fried chicken chain and the popular Chick-Fil-A, which claims to to be "Home of the Original Chicken Sandwich". 

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Tuesday, Oct. 22, kicked off Homecoming’s Trap Runway Fashion Show at Savannah State University in Tiger Arena where models rocked the latest lines from Gucci, Calvin Klein, and many more brands, all of which rocked the show.Campus Activities Board (CAB) were setting up the event with so muc…

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Savannah State’s Environmental Science Club is leading an effort to be conscience of how waste impacts the environment at the university.

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“Through hosting this event I found out a lot of people are not aware that slavery still exist," explained local A21 member Jamie Hubbard.