Administration aims to move forward following HU town hall meeting

by: Ya-Marie Sesay, Leenika Belfield-Martin and Ayanna Maxwell Hampton University Student Government Association President Martha Baye on Feb. 22 issued a letter detailing proposed resolutions to student complaints voiced at a town hall meeting earlier in the week. “We appreciate students for coming forward to voice their concerns,” Baye stated in a letter posted on detailing how the matters were addressed by the administration. HU President Dr. William R. Harvey called a meeting that day for administrators and campus leaders to discuss the issues. Title IX Coordinator Attorney Kelly Harvey-Viney assured the administration and campus leaders that the University’s … Continue reading Administration aims to move forward following HU town hall meeting

HUPD asks church to not approach any other students on campus

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Two women representing a church approached a Hampton University student Feb. 12 outside the campus cafeteria. One of the women asked sophomore pre-nursing major Janelle St. Clair about “God the Mother.” “She was pushing for an intimate session, private study,” St. Clair said. “Either way, students shouldn’t be subjected to that.” University police agreed. HUPD asked the church – the World Mission Society Church of God – to not approach students on campus, according to a Feb. 13 statement from HU Police Chief David Glover. “As a private institution, we do not allow off campus … Continue reading HUPD asks church to not approach any other students on campus

A recap of New York Fashion Week

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer The most anticipated week in fashion has finally arrived: New York Fashion Week. Every year, representatives from various blogs, media outlets and magazines cover designers who raised the bar and those who fell short. When NYFW comes around, tons of celebrities flock. Many fashionable celebs were present, and some were even featured in the shows. A$AP Rocky, Michael B. Jordan, Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Lil Kim were photographed at the Marc Jacobs show. Cardi B also was seen with Anna Wintour, fashion icon and editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine. The View talk show host Whoopi … Continue reading A recap of New York Fashion Week

“So Where Can I Sign You Up, eHarmony, or Twitter?”

Tianna Bradford | Staff Writer When you are in college, your parents start to ask you, “So…have you found anyone you’re interested in yet?” You begin to realize that dating now is nothing like your parents’ or grandparents’ generations. Dating sites such as eHarmony, and BlackPeopleMeet have become the new technological way of “getting to know” someone without meeting them face-to-face for the first time. Then we have social media, where the new thing is “sliding through the DM” and “shooting your shot” to ask for someone’s number and to begin the “talking stage.” To our generation, the “talking … Continue reading “So Where Can I Sign You Up, eHarmony, or Twitter?”

The triumphs, trials and tribulations of Trae Young

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Freshman phenomenon Trae Young, a point guard for the Oklahoma Sooners, has easily been the most talked about player in college basketball this season. Young is currently averaging 29.1 points per game and 9.3 assists per game, which both lead the NCAA. If Young maintains these gaudy averages, he will become the first player in the history of college basketball to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. His dazzling game has been one of the most polarizing subjects in recent college basketball memory. His supporters swoon over his seemingly limitless … Continue reading The triumphs, trials and tribulations of Trae Young

Some Confederate monuments still stand

Kierra Calhoun | Staff Writer With the recent resurgence of publicized racial tensions in the United States, there has been much discussion over whether all Confederate monuments should be removed from southern communities. Richmond couple George Braxton and Kelly Harris-Braxton were recently interviewed by Channel 13 News on their personal views about the confederate statues on Monument Avenue and why they believe the statues should be removed. The Braxtons both asserted that Confederate monuments are directly associated with all of the brutalities African Americans have endured in order to benefit the Confederate economy. The couple also views this monument, and … Continue reading Some Confederate monuments still stand