Saints top Rams, stop undefeated run

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer Bill Feig | Associated Press Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns in the first half as the Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season, 45-35, Sunday in New Orleans. Kamara joined Jim Brown as the only players 23 or younger with three touchdowns or more in three games in an NFL season. Receiver Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 211 yards for the Saints (7-1) and celebrated a late touchdown by taking out a flip phone. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. So far this … Continue reading Saints top Rams, stop undefeated run

After season to remember, can Red Sox repeat?

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer There was another celebration in Boston last month. Will there be yet another next year? The Red Sox followed up their 108-win regular season with the team’s ninth World Series championship – and their fourth in the past 15 seasons. Journeyman slugger Steve Pearce was named World Series MVP, David Price reversed his playoff pitching curse and rookie manager Alex Cora guided Boston past the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. There are big-name free agents on the market this winter who could improve rival clubs, yet the Red Sox have the roster to compete … Continue reading After season to remember, can Red Sox repeat?

Big opportunity for Hampton men’s basketball in Big South

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The Hampton men’s basketball team, MEAC Tournament runner-up last season, gets a new start this season against new teams in the Big South Conference. “Honestly, I think the move will boost our performance more than anything,” Pirates third-year guard Lysander Bracey said. “We’re going into a conference where we are feared because nobody knows anything about us. We have a chip on our shoulder going in as the only HBCU, so I feel that this move will bring out the best play in us.” Hampton was picked third in the Big South Conference preseason poll, … Continue reading Big opportunity for Hampton men’s basketball in Big South

Hampton becomes first HBCU with women’s triathlon team

Randall Williams | Sports Editor Randall Williams Hampton University on Oct. 30 became the lone historically black college or university and 26th Division I school with a women’s triathlon team. “We see our sport as a good pathway, a fresh new look,” USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris said. “I see USA Triathlon and Hampton University being a gateway to that advancement in the long term.” So just how serious is USA Triathlon about increasing diversity? Its board of directors invested $225,000 into Hampton’s program over a five-year period. USA Triathlon also plans on getting involved in Hampton Roads. “We’re going … Continue reading Hampton becomes first HBCU with women’s triathlon team

PTM Hud strives for successful rap career

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Dahyo Coleman Meet Hudson Coats, a third-year entrepreneurship major from Oakland, Calif. He is also known as rapper PTM (pennies to millions) Hud. The 20-year-old’s passion for music and need for self-expression led him to his rap career today. At just 13 years old, he began rapping simply for fun. Rapping then went from being a hobby to becoming a dream. Growing up in the Bay Area allowed him to learn many life lessons. He has now taken those experiences and used them to express himself through music. He reminisced on how he started rapping … Continue reading PTM Hud strives for successful rap career

Making summer clothes work below 60 degrees

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer Unsplash Are you one of those people who flips their closet as soon as the wind blows too cold, or the sun shines a little brighter? Don’t you consider the possible ‘fits? Here’s some secrets how to finesse shorts and tank tops in sweater weather. First tip: There isn’t anything that can’t be warmed up and made seasonally stylish. Keep an array of jackets – denim, bombers, fleeces, trench coats, fleeces, windbreakers, etc. They can easily take your summer outfit to a fall one. “My oversized distressed jean jacket and my oversized camo jacket can … Continue reading Making summer clothes work below 60 degrees

Choosing you and prioritizing self care in college

Gabrielle Tazewell | Staff Writer As college students, we all have those moments where stress has taken over a majority of our mental and physical health. Being able to devotedly take care of ourselves sounds like an easy task but in reality can be difficult. Prioritizing our work and daily duties is also a struggle within itself. It’s important that we practice healthy life habits when it comes to self care and prioritizing. Different people use various activities as self care. “I take care of myself physically by dancing,” said Kendall Geter, a second-year psychology/criminology major from Elliott City, Md. … Continue reading Choosing you and prioritizing self care in college