All posts tagged: University of the virgin Islands

Supporting Local – pt 2

Guess who’s back, back again, Judgey’s back, tell a friend, and subscribe to the blog because that’s only the right thing to do. Last time, in the Supporting Local series (until I find a clever name for it), we talked about Beast Time Fitness. Today, our focus is Apollo Legion. Apollo Legion made its debut last year and has pretty much taken the territory by storm. Created by jack-of-all-trades Charles Goodings Jr., A.K.A Pollo from right out of St. Croix, the clothing line features swimsuits, bodysuits, polo shirts, shorts, children’s apparel… Advertisements

Getting Through UVI: Quick tips from an alumna

First things first. I don’t subscribe to giving people advice, because honestly who am I? What may work for me/interest me may not be the same for you. Also, I typically end it with “But it’s up to you,” or “But do what works for you,” in case you ruin your life, or end up unhappy and frankly I want no parts of that…In other words I don’t want to be responsible. The purpose of this lengthy post is about how to get you, a freshman, in and out of the University of the Virgin Islands without wasting time and money. This is, of course, if everything is going well–I.e. You have the finances, you’re passing your courses, life doesn’t throw a wrench in your plans, etc. With that said, I attended the University of the Virgin Islands from August 2010 to May 2015 (4.5 years). Had I actually done what I was supposed to–like go to class and take school seriously, because debt is no joke–I would have been out of there in three …

Black x Park

April 26th Photoshoot at the St. Croix National Park,Christiansted Bypass and Fort Christianvaern in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands Model: Kimie Tonge Major: Political Science University: University of the Virgin Islands (HBCU) Location: St. Croix, Virgin Islands Photographer: Local Lady Photography Creative Directors: Natural Expression © Local Lady Photography 2010-2016. All rights reserved LOOK BELOW FOR PRICING INFO

Meetings in Minutes – Kimie Tonge

Meetings in Minutes is a short series that focuses on the profiles of students, community leaders, outstanding locals, and talented individuals on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. The first feature is on Kimie Tonge, born in Antigua and traveled to St. Croix to study at the University of the Virgin Islands. The political science major is still soul searching and was a joy to work with in the trial run of the series. (c)Local Lady Media IG: LocalLadyMedia Twitter: LocalLadyMedia Facebook: (um, I have to find that link) Website: LocalLadyMedia.com Pretty easy to find!

College Graduation: the challenging downside

As seen in the both The Virgin Islands Daily News and St. Croix Source: April 26-27 2015 Even though I knew it was coming, I wasn’t prepared for how it would feel. I cried every day during the final semester of my undergraduate year. Between current expectations and the nearing future I realized that I wasn’t ready to graduate. I wasn’t the only one. Often, senior year is romanticized. Seniors are expected to have their lives planned out after graduation. This was what they have been preparing for the moment they left high school and entered institutions of higher learning. These students are expected to be bold and brave, bearing smiles and excitement for the coming of May when it will all be over. Few realize that, while exciting, senior year is overwhelmingly stressful. After several years, their lives are summed up in a month. May doesn’t mean the same thing anymore for graduating seniors. It is a month of changes. Dr. Aletha Baumann, associate professor of psychology at the University of the Virgin Islands, …

UVI Voice

This semester, as part of COM 200 Journalism workshop, I was tasked with designing the University of the Virgin Islands’ school newspaper; The UVI Voice. The class was taught by Stephanie Hanlon, the managing editor of the St. Croix Avis. I began as a reporter, however as the semester went on I then became the Assistant Editor. I had no idea how much work editing was, and even now it is still complicated. I thought I had AP style down, but it is clear that I do not. While it was a long learning process, and a lot of work, I did enjoy the class. I don’t know how or when, but I ended up designing the website for The UVI Voice. I know how to work wordpress well enough and got caught up in designing it. That may be a problem. It was originally someone else’s job but I couldn’t help myself. I love playing with wordpress. Every day I learn something new when I log on. The hardest part of designing the site …

Literacy across UVI

How literacy impacts success and unique challenges facing UVI students MARKIDA SCOTLAND | Published on UVI VOICE on 9/19/13 ST. CROIX – In the Virgin Islands, 90 to 95 percent of the population is literate. However, according to professors at the University of the Virgin Islands, while the students can all read and write, 88 percent have to take remedial English, which often makes graduating in four years unlikely. “I have about five students that are really stellar,” visiting Professor Alexis Walker, said. “My expectations are stringent, so I would say that out of my 60 students, there are about 16 that are below college level. The rest are just average.” According to Dr. Valerie Combie, an English professor at UVI, being literate is more than just being able to read and write. It all comes down to communication and the students are not aware of this. “I don’t think that students understand the importance of communicating clearly and it affects their writing,” she said. Professor Walker believes that a student’s attitude, their teachers and …