Legacy Park vandalism under investigation

Amirrah Watson | Staff Writer Taylor Gravesande The Hampton University Office of the Chancellor and Provost on Feb. 7 released a “Call to Action” memorandum concerning the recent vandalism of the Rosa Parks statue in the campus’ newly constructed Legacy Park. This memorandum was soon followed by an email notification from the Hampton University Police Department seeking tips to identify anyone who might be responsible for the defacement of the statue. According to the memorandum, the Parks statue was defaced on two occasions, first in late January and then again in early February. Photos of the damage show the bended … Continue reading Legacy Park vandalism under investigation

Done deal … now what?

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer Evan Vucci | Associated Press The 1,159-page Funding Bill passed the House of Representative by 300 to 128 and the U.S Senate by 83 to 16 on Feb. 14. This bill provides $1.375 billion to build the wall at the southern border, reported CBS News. President Donald Trump’s goal was to receive $8 billion, but Democrats and Republicans disagreed. Trump instigated the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, affecting millions of people. Many citizens worried about what was next for the country. Some were not able to pay bills, and others were working with no … Continue reading Done deal … now what?

Give yourself a break: There’s no need to stress

Lindsay Keener |Staff Writer Charlie Riedel | Associated Press Stress. We’ve all had it at one time or another It’s often ugly, a little scary and incredibly annoying – not to mention, time consuming. There are a lot of contributors to stress but only one real solution: Give yourself a break. When exactly do you take a break? After the first few math problems or after you’ve begun pulling your hair out? Truth is, the answer is different for everyone. What might stress out your friend in Math 110 could be drastically different from what causes your anxiety. Depending on … Continue reading Give yourself a break: There’s no need to stress

Who should or shouldn’t represent us?

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Governor Ralph Northam Katherine Frey | Associated Press \The state of Virginia has been in the national news cycle as of late because of the scandals that have surrounded the governor, the lieutenant governor and the attorney general. With the governor and the attorney general having admitted to wearing blackface, and the lieutenant governor being accused of sexual assault and rape, it is hard to know who is really good to represent us as a people. This entire debacle started with a photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in a medical school yearbook portraying him … Continue reading Who should or shouldn’t represent us?

Four takeaways from the NBA season so far

Justin Whitner |Staff Writer 1. Patience is a virtue for the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James. On Christmas Day, when LeBron James injured his groin, the Lakers looked like a team that had everything in control. After running up to the score against the Warriors to a 127-101 rout, everything went south. During his absence, the Lakers struggled and have gone an abysmal 6-11. They’ve now dropped from fourth in the Western Conference to ninth place. When James returned against the Clippers on Jan. 31, the team earned a victory but finished just 2-4 in the six games prior … Continue reading Four takeaways from the NBA season so far

Murray gives baseball the Heisman, opts for football

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray announced last week that he will enter the NFL Draft in April and commit to playing football rather than baseball. The Oklahoma quarterback completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and only seven interceptions yet still had been considering his option on the diamond. Murray was a first-round pick by the Oakland Athletics in 2018. Murray displays elite athleticism with his speed and throwing ability. He also has the football IQ to be a solid starting QB in the NFL. Many mock drafts have Murray getting … Continue reading Murray gives baseball the Heisman, opts for football

NBA All-Stars put on shows all weekend

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Team Giannis or Team LeBron? That was the question that was asked for this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Queen City was festive – with performances by Meek Mill, J. Cole and others – as it was grateful to host the NBA’s best after being snubbed two years ago over a controversial bill that was passed in the state. As Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry is from Charlotte, he hosted many events. Despite the results, the weekend was a great homecoming for Curry. The weekend started off with … Continue reading NBA All-Stars put on shows all weekend