HU poll: Patriots, 49ers and Saints are favorites

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The NFL season has passed its halfway point, and no team is undefeated. What will happen the rest of the way? Who will be the MVP? It’s prediction time again. The 49ers suffered their first defeat in a 27-24 overtime thriller against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. That game was just the first tough matchup in the Niners’ schedule in the next 30 days. They play the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 24, the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 1 and the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 8. All three of those teams are potential Super … Continue reading HU poll: Patriots, 49ers and Saints are favorites

WNBA expands its reach

Amber Anderson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Lorie Shaull The WNBA in September announced legend Lisa Leslie will be honored with a statue outside Staples Center. Leslie will make history as the first female athlete to be honored with a statue outside of the arena. She also will be the first in WNBA history to have a statue outside the team’s home arena. Her statue will be alongside other Los Angeles legends, such as Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Wayne Gretzky. It will be a historic moment for women’s basketball. In a recent interview with the female hosts … Continue reading WNBA expands its reach

The new Golden Age in San Francisco isn’t looking so golden

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Golden Age, 73-9, Rings, Goats and a dynasty. These are all words commonly associated with the Golden State Warriors. For years, the Warriors ran the NBA, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green securing a championship in 2015. Then, by adding superstar Kevin Durant, Golden State claimed two more titles in 2017 and 2018. Critics knew the 2018-2019 season was going to be difficult for Golden State for a plethora of reasons. There are obvious signs that the team was growing apart, and also there was no possible way to pay everyone for their … Continue reading The new Golden Age in San Francisco isn’t looking so golden

Pirates pummel Presbyterian, taste Southern discomfort

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Media Specialist Marcel Jones Hampton University earned its first Big South victory of the season 40-17 against Presbyterian on Nov. 2 at home but then fell 27-20 in overtime at Charleston Southern on Nov. 9. The Pirates are 5-5 (1-3 in the Big South). The Pirates started off slow against a Presbyterian team looking for its first win of the season. The Pirates were only up 6-3 in the first quarter, as the Blue Hose’s plan was to contain running back Shai McKenzie. In the second quarter, Pirates coach Robert Prunty decided to … Continue reading Pirates pummel Presbyterian, taste Southern discomfort

Hampton University student poll produces list of top 10 music producers of all time

Barry Jones | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Saso Tusar It’s been virtually impossible to not see the amount of hip-hop-oriented lists that have floated around the internet for the past four months. Lists comprised of hip-hop fans’ opinions of the “Top 50” rappers of all time have been the catalyst for an age-old debate among younger hip-hop fans. The Brew Podcast started the mayhem back in August when they released their list of the top 50 rappers alive. The list stirred up tons of controversy and started a conversation about the top 50 emcees. It’s quite interesting how … Continue reading Hampton University student poll produces list of top 10 music producers of all time

“Pops”: John Witherspoon’s timeless character

Andi McCloud | Staff Writer John Witherspoon, a beloved actor and comedian best known as the character Willie Jones in the movie Friday, died at age 77 on Oct. 29 in his Southern California home. Witherspoon is survived by his wife, two sons and “a large family,” his family said in a statement to CNN. “It is with the deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77,” the statement said. “We are all … Continue reading “Pops”: John Witherspoon’s timeless character

Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim

Alton Worley II | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Dmjdenise African-American films in recent years have made their mark in Hollywood, from Jordan Peele’s Get Out to Us, these movies have shaken up society and started a conversation. Queen & Slim, from the minds of Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe and Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas, is no different. According to queenandslim.com: “While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with … Continue reading Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim