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UVI Communication Students Take Home Awards at National Conference 

  by George Francis  Several communication majors and minors at the University of the Virgin Islands participated in the 58th annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) virtual conference last month. The conference was hosted by Savannah State University. The following students placed second and third in the respective categories. Jada Roberts, George Francis, and Kalyna Nielson received an award for …

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Mass Comm students Break the Fourth Wall

Seven students n the Communication department participated in the 53rd annual  Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV (KCACTF4) in mid-February. They were selected as part of the initial Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy (ITJA) program. Chosen, primarily for their demonstration of  strong oral and written communication skills as well as leadership traits, …

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3 Part Series-Disparities in the USVI-Disruption in the Caribbean’s Educational System

By: Jada Roberts, J’Mari Clarke, Karon Reynolds, Kelsey Gilroy, S’niyah Roberts On a typical first day, teachers will present their students with a syllabus outline, however in the Virgins Islands, and other Caribbean islands, teachers are prepared to adjust their academic schedule for hurricane and earthquake preparations. Nature is unpredictable. Almost four years ago, the …

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SERIES- Part 2-Disparities Between the United States and its Territories

by: Sulaiman Donaie, Saisha Wesley, Jhylie Roebuck, Jedell Titus, Adonai Smith, Mabika Alfonso, Ashly Ravariere Throughout history, the United States has acquired countless territories for purposes such as wars and in earlier years, slaves, and agricultural exports. The United States Virgin Islands composed of the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, and Water …

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Locals Reflect on Virgin Island Artist Paloma McGregor

by J’nise Gifft Dancing While Black is just that, all that, up in that (what of that?), a fracture, an intersection, a mending, a void stolen and borrowed and originated and born again and again and again; resurrected, laughing at its own coincidence; ugly and profound, everyday and magicelectric; Dancing While Black is… has been… …

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To the Big Leagues

by Karon Reynolds To the Big Leagues Anisha George is Virgin Islands made and excelling on the basketball court. Born and raised on “the big island” of St. Croix she made big impacts at all the schools where she played. She made her mark in the basketball programs at  St. Croix Central High School, Moberly …

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Thurgood Marshall Leadership Conference Takes A Virtual Approach

by J’Nise Gifft UVI student Karon Reynolds, a junior in the communications program, was one of the 470 students chosen out of 2,000 to attend the 20th Annual Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute this fall. The four day leadership development conference began on 17 Oct. 2020. College juniors, seniors, graduate and law students that attend Historically …