UVI Student Winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest

(STX/STT, June 12, 2024) staff. UVI Student Winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is pleased to announce the cash prize winners of the Historic Self-Determination and Constitutional Development Poetry and Essay Contest, hosted by the Social Science Department spearheaded by UVI Political …

PRESTIGIOUS CANNES LION FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES UVIABJ JOURNALIST Celebrating creativity that drives progress.

PRESTIGIOUS CANNES LION FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES UVIABJ JOURNALIST Celebrating Creative Energy that Promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (staff, April 2024, STX). The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) continues to live vicariously through its members and announces another historic ‘first.’ The student organization proudly reports that former Vice President Shugga Rosenbloom, now …

RAISING THE BAR, CONTINUING TO PUSH HARDER: UVIABJ Student Journalists Faced Stiff Competition in 2024 SRPI

(Staff, STT, USVI, April 2024). For the third consecutive year, Comm majors/minors at the University of the Virgin Islands participated in the Southern Regional Press Institute at Savannah State University and were recognized for their outstanding reporting and writing skills. Students entered articles published between January 2022 and January 2023. Reporters and contributing writers of …

SAL: Rhetorical Expressions of A Life Long-Lived

Rhetorical Expressions of A Life Long-Lived: Mrs. Sarah Rebeccah Rhymer Richardson contributors: William Steger, Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas,  Devon Pelle, Felisha Felix, Nathan Carroll and Cheryl Hendricks-Thomas Centenarian matriarch, and the last of nine siblings to survive, Mrs. Sarah Rebeccah (“Sal”) Rhymer Richardson lived 12 days past her 102nd birthday. Born in Tortola British Virgin Islands, …

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 …