A Whale of a Find: Rare Discovery Sets the Stage for Unprecedented Research

Stranded Whale on STJ Offers Research Opportunities By Sarah ChiChi Larsen and Nico Thomas (special submission) (St. John & St. Thomas, October 18, 2023) – On Tuesday morning, October 17, 2023, St. John locals discovered an unusual whale species. The sizeable dead animal was rescued and immediately brought to the University of the Virgin Islands …

PODCAST #COM110 -VIEWPOINTS Episode 2 #ENOUGH wasn’t enough?

(STT/STX, Oct 8, 2023). Listen to viewpoints from our podcast influencers:  Episode #2 ENOUGH wasn’t enough? led by Calyse Garvey features Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas, Cheryl Hendricks Thomas and Siddiq McNair Discussion about tweet posted online by Kalabrya Haskins to Houston Rockets player, Kevin Porter, Jr. Porter in early Sept. Porter allegedly physically assaulted Haskin’s …

PODCAST-COMM @110 – VIEWPOINTS

(STX/STT, October 5, 2023) Listen to viewpoints from our podcast influencers. Episode #1 led by Siddiq McNair, features Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas, Calyse Garvey, Hunter Simpson, and Cheryl Hendricks Thomas In early September, Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, former WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick, and was arrested at a Midtown hotel …

STX Students Lack Basic Needs

by Felicia Felix, contributing reporter/photographer (STX, September 22, 2023). CHS and SCEC High School students joined in protest against inhumane, unfit school campus conditions and voice demands to DOE CHS and SCEC High School students joined in protest against inhumane, unfit school campus conditions and voice demands to DOE. Photo credit: F. FelixAfter more than …

NBA Commissioner Wants to Maintain a Balance

by Nico Thomas (STT, September 21, 2023)-NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s stance on star players and their commitment to respect contracts has caused some controversy.  Silver has been increasingly vocal in recent years about star players demanding trades and not fully honoring the contracts they signed with their teams. The stance has gained significant attention and …

SPEAKOUT: “What advice would you give someone going into their first year of College”

by Angelique Lettsome-Samuel, contributing writer (STT, September 18, 2023) “The most important advice I would offer to a student who would like to attend UVI is- enjoy the luxury of being a part of a small and loving community. Although UVI is smaller than most HBCU’s, this HBCU is unique because they’re big on support. …

The Comm Unit at UVI is on The White House Guest List

(STX, May 5, 2023). A special invitation from the Biden-Harris administration was extended to The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ), and President Michael Bell readily accepted on behalf of the group. With only a 72-hour notice, the graduating senior met a unique challenge to fly to the White House in …