Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer As a cold breeze washes over Hampton University, students and faculty alike bundle up—fighting  against the chill. Last week winter temperatures dropped all over the U.S. The temperatures in the Midwest plunged deep into negative numbers. According to CNN, these temperatures were even lower than those in Alaska and, as a result, affected over 85 million people. A polar vortex had gradually begun to move over the northern and eastern states of North America. The polar vortex affected Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Indiana, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. “People [were] freezing … Continue reading Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Diversity issue in big law

Amirrah Watson| Staff Writer In December of last year, the multimillion-dollar law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Waharton & Garrison announced on its LinkedIn profile the addition of 12 employees to gain the rank of partner. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph featuring the faces of 11 white men and a white woman. Per adverse reception, the picture of the new hires has now been removed from the website, and Chairman Brad Karp released an email calling for a company-wide town hall meeting to address matters of “diversity” and “associate professional satisfaction.” According to the website law.com, this firm employs … Continue reading Diversity issue in big law

Kamala Harris a Democratic contender

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Tony Avelar | Associated Press Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has officially thrown her hat into the ring by announcing her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The first-term junior senator formally declared her candidacy Jan. 21, on Good Morning America. Harris’ campaign launch was strategic: She announced her decision to run on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the color scheme and layout of her campaign logo draws inspiration from Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president from a major political party. Harris capitalized on the momentum of her announcement by holding … Continue reading Kamala Harris a Democratic contender

HU track team narrowly escapes bus fire in North Carolina

Cameron Williams | Staff Writer Bus occupants scrambled to get to safety as the fire grew larger and hotter as the bus continued to burn and crumble. This sounds like the latest action movie, but it was an actual event that happened to 40-plus Hampton University students. “It was complete panic mode,” said Asha Copland, an HU sophomore journalism major and track team member. “Everyone in the front [was] frozen in fear. It was definitely one of the craziest experiences I’ve witnessed.” According to an article by WAVY.com, the fire started Saturday night on Interstate 95 in Wilson County, North … Continue reading HU track team narrowly escapes bus fire in North Carolina

Founder’s Day delivers UPS president, statues

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Matthew White Hampton University history was made Jan. 27. Founder’s Day has always been a day of celebration; it is the anniversary of the university’s founding. However, something set this Founder’s Day apart from past Founder’s Days. This time, Founder’s Day was the occasion for the unveiling of a project that Hampton has been working toward for quite a while now: Legacy Park. As such, this momentous occasion is one that will be marked in Hampton University’s history books, and remembered for years to come, The ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel. The … Continue reading Founder’s Day delivers UPS president, statues

Students’ voices heard at town hall meeting

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Nothing is perfect. Nothing. And as many already know, Hampton University isn’t perfect. There are a plethora of things Hampton students wish to change. It’s natural to have a list of things that you are not happy with. What is wonderful, however, is the chance to voice such concerns, with the assurance that such concerns will be addressed by student representatives. Thursday, Jan. 31, marked the annual town hall meeting, an open forum run by students and organized by the Student Government Association (SGA). This open forum invites students to present their concerns to other … Continue reading Students’ voices heard at town hall meeting

Lady Pirates make big push in Big South

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer HU Athletics | HamptonPirates.com The Lady Pirates have adapted to their new conference, the Big South. The Hampton University women’s basketball (12-9, 8-2) is in a second-place tie with High Point University in the conference, one game behind Radford. So far, the Pirates have defeated Charleston Southern, UNC Asheville, Radford, Longwood, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, South Carolina-Upstate and Presbyterian. The young Pirates have been playing great defense, and their record shows it. The team was on a three-game winning streak before losing to High Point, 82-73, on Feb. 2. HU bounced back with a 79-62 win over … Continue reading Lady Pirates make big push in Big South