2014 NBCA HALLF OF FAME QUEEN, MISS UVI ELISA THOMAS

Miss UVI Captures The Crown of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Pageant

BRIEF SAMECA HENDRICKSON | ST THOMAS –  After competing in poise, talent, image, and personal/private interview, Elisa M. Thomas, Miss UVI 2014-2015, captured the prestigious title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Pageant. Thomas vied for title among 29 other HBCU royalty in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24-28. University faculty and staff, students and well wishers…

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UVI Art Club Unveils New Art Center

Markida Scotland | ST. CROIX — A new art center was unveiled Thursday by The Arteneers, the art club at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Croix campus, to promote and develop the arts department. Cynthia Hatfield, UVI art professor and event organizer, said the department has been trying to get a workspace with…

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UVI Welcomes Class of 2018 at Convocation

Markida Scotland | ST. CROIX — The University of the Virgin Islands on Thursday welcomed new and transfer students of the Class of 2018 to the campus at a Convocation and Buccaneer Reception. The ceremony opened with words from the UVI’s Student Government Association president, Sophia Johnson, who assured students that they made the right…

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Homeless in paradise

Many are without a home in paradise SHARI CHRYSS ALFRED| ST. THOMAS – Take a drive through downtown Charlotte Amalie and you’ll be amazed by the numerous historical monuments you’ll find within feet of each other. What is not so amazing are the vagrants that call these landmarks home. For years the Emancipation Garden and…

Hanley receives academic award at Student Athletes Luncheon
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CROSSING THE FINISH LINE: On the track and in the classroom

For UVI student Jared Hanley, keeping his grades up is as equally important as training for track meets. SHARI CHRYSS ALFRED| ST. THOMAS — Rain or shine, if you’re ever near the University of the Virgin Islands, be sure to take a glimpse at the field located near the entrance of the university and you…

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Role Models

 Some good, Some Bad, All Influential SHANI ISAAC| ST.CROIX – The actions of our children can be influenced by the environment in which they were raised. If they were raised in an unstable, unsafe environment, they are prone to be suspicious, angry, and even violent. A role model, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is…

A banner announcing the upcoming spring olympics was taken down after the Spring Olympics were canceled.
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Spring Olympics Canceled

After facing setbacks, the Sports Committee postpones the Spring Olympics AUGUSTUS LAURENCIN JR.| ST. CROIX – University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Activities Supervisor Hedda Finch-Simpson recently announced that this year’s Spring Olympics was pushed back to April 25. Though the annual event was previously scheduled for March 21, the St.Croix Sports Committee had multiple…

Pop culture took precedence over more pressing matters as Central High School suffered from a mysterious odor.
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What’s that smell

We’re having a really big sewage issue SHANI ISAAC| Community members believed the mysterious odor plaguing Central High School came from Hovensa or Diageo, but many were unaware that the true problem lay underground.