Best places to buy fall clothing

Brandi Hutchinson | Contributing Writer Wardrobe change season is finally in full effect. It’s time to ditch shorts for pants, sandals for boots, fleeces for pea coats, bare necks for scarves and vivid colors for warm autumnal colors. Remember, at Hampton, it’s important to rock a cool outfit, especially when the weather turns cool. This time of the year, it can be extremely difficult to find fall wear. Shorts are on sale while the sweaters are out of stock or sold at unreasonable prices. Here are some stores that keep it convenient for the season.   H&M   H&M is … Continue reading Best places to buy fall clothing

Rising Epidemic of Opioid Addicted Babies

Kennedi Jackson | Staff Writer   The number of opium-addicted babies continues to rise, with the rate of children being born into addiction quadrupling over the past 15 years. Babies with desperate, high-pitched wails and shaking bodies reside in hospitals all over the U.S. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the condition of symptoms babies go through when they are exposed to drugs in the womb. When a birthing mother has suffered from abuse of drugs and has a baby, the newborn’s nervous system can trigger symptoms of withdrawal. Up to 94 percent of babies exposed to opioids end up experiencing withdrawal. … Continue reading Rising Epidemic of Opioid Addicted Babies

HU student involved in Planned Parenthood action

Kyra Robinson | Staff Writer Hampton University’s Planned Parenthood: Generation Action (PPGA) president Michyah Thomas was in New Orleans for a reproductive justice conference when the news broke that President Trump would roll back the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act. She was among other women passionate about political change, mingling and enjoying good food when an official of the SisterSong Inc. conference delivered the news. Thomas said immediately, the mood in the room changed. “Everyone in this room is here for a reason,” the sophomore Political Science major recalled what the official expressed, “You are here because … Continue reading HU student involved in Planned Parenthood action

Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer The contentious contrast between censorship and brand preservation is not a new problem. Deciding what power companies have over their employee’s abilities to express their opinions is a thorny topic. On the one hand, the first amendment guarantees us free speech, but on the other, people knowingly sign contracts that detail what they can and cannot say if they are to keep their jobs. The question then must be, if the topic is important enough, should one speak out anyway? Recently, ESPN host Jemele Hill was suspended for two weeks due to breaching her contracts … Continue reading Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

Dove commercial creates controversy

Selena Roberts | Staff Writer Dove is known to be an inclusive brand featuring women of different sizes and races in the brand’s advertisements. Recently, Dove faced controversy due to a commercial featuring an African American model wearing a brown T-shirt who took her shirt off, revealing a white woman wearing a beige shirt. Some people took offense to the ad, saying that it was insensitive and racist. Dove ultimately took the commercial down due to the overwhelming amount of backlash. This is not the first time Dove has been the center of controversy due to its choice in advertisement. … Continue reading Dove commercial creates controversy

Beckham’s ankle and Giant contract hopes are fractured

Randall Williams | Sports Editor The Giants and NFL fans have suffered a gigantic loss. New York Giants superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was declared out for the rest of the season after breaking his left ankle on Oct. 8, according to The Associated Press. In Week 5, Beckham went down in an awkward position as he was hit by a defender. Immediately after, he laid on the field grimacing in pain. Tears streamed down his face when his helmet was removed. Beckham was then carted off the field. At that point, the Giants’ season was a complete disaster. Analysts … Continue reading Beckham’s ankle and Giant contract hopes are fractured