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Orange Crush is an event during Spring Break that everyone looks forward to the most. It is mostly known for a week of partying, having fun and reliving some of the stress that school has put on their students.

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With the high temperatures this weekend in the high 70’s, why not get out and enjoy the fresh air? On Saturday, April 23, Forsyth Park will be the place to be thanks to The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s 41st annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. Due to the pandemic, this will be the f…

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Probate season is a time when a lot of college students both Greek and non-Greek affiliated look forward to showcasing new members of primarily the Divine 9 organizations. At Savannah State University Greek life is one of the driving forces of student activities on campus. This semester it i…

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On Mar. 11, 2022, at 4 pm the city of Savannah kicked off this year‘s festivities with the annual greening of the fountain at Forsyth Park for the weeklong St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade has been going on for nearly three years. The parade, which is one of the largest in the country, attracts tens of thousands of people to Hostess City to see marching bands, adorned floats, and consume green beer.

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An HBCU prides itself on the traditions and accomplishments it provides for the students and the community. Savannah State University is filled with many opportunities for students to succeed in their prospective careers post-graduation. The department of Journalism and Mass Communications h…

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The Savannah Black Heritage Festival presented the Orchestra Noir Performance on the SBHF YouTube Channel and the Savannah Black Heritage Festival website. The live stream premiered on Saturday Feb. 19, 2022 at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm.

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The Annual African American Read-In premiered Feb. 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm on 90.3 FM. The read-in was also available from www.savannahstate.edu/whcj, where the listeners can stream the audio reading and tune in. The read-in consisted of a schedule of readings and songs from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm…

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SAVANNAH— More than a dozen historically Black colleges and universities around the country received bomb threats last week on the eve and first day of Black History Month. Although no devices were found at any of the schools involved, this is still extremely concerning to everyone affected,…

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The Savannah Black Heritage Festival's Headline MK xyz Live Stream performance is an event hosted for Savannah that presents artists and creatives that come to show their performing talents. The performance was a virtual experience that was hosted on the Savannah Black Heritage Festival YouT…

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At Savannah State University, we know Richard R. Wright to be our first university president and we take pride in celebrating National Freedom Day because of this. Tuesday, February 1, at 1 p.m. the annual National Freedom Day Ceremony was held on the lawn of Wright Hall in front of the Rich…

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Everyone knows that every year in February, there are numerous events nationwide and worldwide that give recognition to African American leaders. In Savannah, Georgia there are a variety of events that the Savannah Black Heritage Festival hosts. These events last all month from February1st t…

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives at Savannah State University including the general public in Savannah, Georgia. In early 2020, there was a mandatory lockdown which has now be lifted. 

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SAVANNAH – Last weekend the Black community/ United States celebrated American Baptist minister and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday, January 15, 2022 for his birthday and on Monday, January 17, 2022 to be recognized nationally as a federal holiday. Martin Luther King…

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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.