Brittany Van Pelt
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Brittany Van Pelt

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The rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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A shocking upset The surprising victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a relatively unknown progressive organizer over a seasoned politician and fourth-ranking House Democrat Joe Crowley in the New York 14th’s district primary shocked many. Crowley, who was seen... More »

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Allison Gilmore, a change on the ‘hill’

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Allison Gilmore realized she had a passion for politics right before the election of President Trump in 2016. Initially an international studies student, Gilmore realized the need for more Black communicators in media; she understood the lack of visibility and... More »

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Kate Spade dies of alleged suicide

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Fashion designer and businesswoman, Kate Spade, 55, was found dead Tuesday morning in her New York City apartment. The cause of death has allegedly been ruled a suicide.   Law enforcement said she was found hanging with a scarf around her neck late in the... More »

The crisis in Venezuela: explained

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Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America. The country is now suffering from an economic nightmare as citizens struggle to find the basic necessities in a country gripped by an internal civil war. Venezuela has the largest known oil-reserves in t... More »

President SOTU provides hope

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In his first State of the Union address, President Trump reiterated to the American people the importance of nationalism while upholding the core principles this country was founded on. The main theme of President Trump’s speech was “building a safe, strong, a... More »

Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc

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It’s been a week since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. With 16 confirmed dead in Puerto Rico and 49 overall in the Caribbean, the past few weeks have been detrimental to the survival of those who live in the Caribbean basin. Hurri... More »

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Theatre programs opens musical this week

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The North Car­olina Agri­cul­tural and Tech­ni­cal State Uni­verisity The­atre de­part­ment will pre­miere their last show of the se­mes­ter, “Sanc­ti­fied” on Thurs­day, Nov. 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul Robe­son The­atre Sanc­ti­fied,” tells the story ... More »

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Aggie baker starts business

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Khadijah Bridgers, a senior journalism and mass communications student, launched her first business, KB Sweet Treats, earlier last month and it has already began to gain attention with many on-campus. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bridgers moved around a lo... More »

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Greensboro pride brings diversity

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The 12th annual Greensboro Pride festival was held from 11AM-5PM on Sept. 16, downtown on South Elm Street. The event is a celebration of the trials and triumphant that many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/a... More »

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SGRHO celebrates 95 years

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The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. (SGRHOS) hosted their annual founder’s day program on Nov. 8, 2017, in the Dudley Multipurpose room. This year’s celebration was particularly special for the SGRHOS as they commemorated on “95 years of pure go... More »

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Folk Festival brings culture to Greensboro

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The 77th Annual National Folk Festival took place for the third year in Greensboro this past weekend. The three-day, outdoor event, which usually amasses over 175,000 spectators each year, included multicultural music, arts and crafts, food, storytelling, and ... More »

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Theatre program premiers new play

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Theatre program premiered their first production of the school year, “Mississippi Born and Bred” on Oct. 19, 2017. “Mississippi Born and Bred” is the original creation of Theatre Director, Dr. Darius... More »