Author: Akane Simpson

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Alumni breaking political barriers

(L-R) State Rep. Jeffery Hall and Mayor Mildred Ferguson. Two Grambling State University alumni won big in the midterm elections both securing the mayor position in Alexandria and Bernice, La. State Rep. Jeffrey Hall (D-Alexandria) won mayor elect for the town of Alexandria and will become the first black man […]


All buildings on campus reopen following bomb threat

Grambling State University has re-opened all buildings following the investigation of a bomb threat on campus. The campus was partially shut down after students were notified by the university’s alert system of a possible bomb threat in Grambling Hall at 4:13 p.m. Students and faculty were advised to evacuate building […]


SIMPSON: Has hip-hop gotten wack?

Akane Simpson Hip-Hop. Rap. Most of us on this campus can at least write a whole list a of artists and songs that move our body or are always on someone’s personal playlist. I am no hip-hop aficionado, or even an avid listener of hip-hop, (mostly, my interest are somewhat […]

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Accuracy of campus crime stats reporting questioned

Every year the Grambling State University Police Department releases a Security and Fire Safety report. A look at the campus crime stats released over the past several years raises questions about the accuracy of these reports.    The reports are federally required by the Jeanne Clery Act that was signed […]


Audience interaction headlines comedy show

On Thursday night the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center was packed to nearly full capacity with students ecstatic for the comedy show. This year’s homecoming had an interesting and varied lineup that could make or break te event. The performers included Jennifer Thomas, Keraun King, Toya Turner and the night’s […]

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Hackers go spear phishing on Grambling’s campus

This is the screenshot of the email that was sent out to Dr. Morganfield’s contact list. The telephone numbers and email address were changed with the Grambling logo missing from the blank box.  When one thinks of spear phishing one would think of a bunch of divers harpooning some fish […]


UPhi U, OBB host Stroll-Off

KKPsi winners caught mid-strut during last Thursday's stroll-off. Philip Fowler/The Gramblinite “This event is gonna go live,” Dezyriah Rankins, a senior and native of Bogalusa, majoring in sports management with a concentration in kinesiology, said. Sometimes, the simplest word can describe the most spectacular moments in life. Last Thursday’s “Phinal […]


SIMPSON: Negative side of technology: Societal impact

Akane Simpson    We live in a society that is on the cutting edge of technology and change. Everyday, developers and engineers imagine and create new technologies for our ever-forward lives.     Starting from the discovery of fire, to the simple light bulb, and all the way to smart homes […]

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GSU police release 2017 crime stats

The Grambling State University Police Department has released the 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The statistics published in the report show a trend in more criminal incidents, arrests, judicial referrals and disciplinary actions. The 2017 academic year saw an increase in homicides, both forcible and non-forcible sexual offenses, […]


Grambling Lab holds final graduation

AKANE SIMPSON/The Gramblinite Graduation speaker Dr. LaQuieta Huey (left) receives a gift from Grambling High and Middle Magnet School principal, Dr Pamela Payne. Air horns sound in bounds of joy and cheer as Grambling High School’s last class of 2016 walk to receive their diplomas. The graduation happened on Monday […]