Republican lawmakers wave the white flag yet again on health care

Zoe Griffin | Contributing Writer The GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has not fared well with Republican lawmakers. The goal of Republican lawmakers was to meet the Oct. 1 deadline of passing the American Health Care Act before the current fiscal year ended, but they were unsuccessful yet again. Now that the deadline passed, the bill can’t be passed with a simple majority. It now requires the cooperation of the Democratic Party. On Jan. 10, just days before President Trump’s inauguration, he told The New York Times that Republicans would have Obamacare … Continue reading Republican lawmakers wave the white flag yet again on health care

Lost in translation in a “united” nation

Randall Williams | Sports Editor Colin Kaepernick’s name over the past year has remained a frequent subject of discussion when it comes to the NFL. His protest over the racial inequality and social injustice has heard plenty of praise but also a significant amount of disapproval as well. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback aimed to spread awareness of the topics by kneeling during the national anthem last season. “Kaepernick [was] not trying to disrespect fallen soldiers that have fought to protect the country for what it is today,” Hampton University sophomore Preston Randolph said this week. “He only wants … Continue reading Lost in translation in a “united” nation

The North Korea problem

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer North Korea needs to be stopped, and there’s no one to stop it. Tensions have been rising in the region and around the world as North Korea tests its ballistic missiles over Japan, threatens South Korea, Guam, and the U.S. Meanwhile, China does nothing. Early in September, the Seoul military reported that North Korea was readying another ballistic missile test that could potentially be an ICBM. This news came right on the heels of North Korea’s claim that it also was testing a hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen bomb or not, Seoul’s defense ministry measured the nuclear … Continue reading The North Korea problem

Kardashians and Jenners keep delivering surprises

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer The baby of the Kardashian-Jenner family is having a baby? According to a TMZ report, reality TV star Kylie Jenner is expecting a child with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. The couple has been in the spotlight for the past year on multiple occasions, from getting matching butterfly tattoos to buying each other expensive gifts. Shortly after rumors of Jenner and rapper Tyga breaking up, she often was spotted with Scott. The makeup guru was criticized for jumping from one relationship to the next. Insider.com stated that Jenner is either four or five months along and … Continue reading Kardashians and Jenners keep delivering surprises

NSU President set to retire

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer After serving as Norfolk State University president for a year, Eddie N. Moore Jr. is retiring. The university’s sixth president fulfilled the promise he made when he first took office: to clean up Norfolk State’s academic slate. NSU had been on academic probation. Its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, cited administrative shortcomings and shoddy bookkeeping when it put Norfolk State on warning in 2013 and probation a year later. After two years of patient work by Moore and others in the administration, SACS restored Norfolk State to good standing. Moore released … Continue reading NSU President set to retire