How to prevent a “home-going”: Safety tips for Homecoming

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Homecoming season has finally arrived. Now is the time for current Hamptonians and alumni to join and celebrate Hampton’s 150 years of being the standard of excellence. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people will be on Hampton’s campus throughout the week. Therefore, it’s crucial that during this time students still practice cautionary behaviors when attending events on and off campus. If you plan to go to the homecoming fashion show, the homecoming concert or any other school-sponsored event on campus, make sure to bring your student ID with you. Officer Stewart of the HUPD recommends … Continue reading How to prevent a “home-going”: Safety tips for Homecoming

Budgeting like a boss

Nylah Powell | Staff Writer Most people associate college students with financial struggles. Between getting laundry done, attending events and paying for school amenities, college students have our own list of “bills.” There are, however, ways to maintain money while being on campus. Some smart ways to begin are being wise when budgeting, investing and spending. Plan out your spending before wasting your money. “Planning out my spending is the No. 1 way I save money,” freshman Jordan Benefield said. “Saying, ‘OK, I’m going to spend X amount on groceries this month, X amount on eating out and X amount … Continue reading Budgeting like a boss

Eminem’s the talk of the BET Hip Hop Awards

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards were filled with unexpected twists and turns that kept viewers’ eyes glued to their TV screens. DJ Khaled, one of the most respected DJs in hip-hop, hosted the show. He brought along his 11-month-old son, Asahd Khaled, who also happens to be the executive producer of his latest project, “Grateful.” Nicole Tuck, his partner and mother of his son, was also present at the awards to support Khaled. The Miami native was excited to host the awards show because the event took place in his hometown at Fillmore Jackie … Continue reading Eminem’s the talk of the BET Hip Hop Awards

Hampton University fashion: Then and now

Destany Manns | Contributing Writer Trends have changed over the years, and the clothing has changed, too. From oversized T-shirts and baggy pants to laced-up tops and skin-tight jeggings, it is obvious that what we wear today differs from what our parents wore back in the day. In the past few years, Hampton students have gained some attention when it comes to their clothing choices. Clothing trends have become more unique than ever, and some even believe these trends are borderline inappropriate. “As a former Hampton University student, we as Hamptonians held ourselves to a higher standard,” Hampton alumna Kenya … Continue reading Hampton University fashion: Then and now

TV fans thirsty for drama turn to ABC on Thursdays

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor TV producer Shonda Rhimes, who last week became the third black woman named to the Television Hall of Fame, is back at it again with her most anticipated “Thank God It’s Thursday” lineup yet. The “T.G.I.T.” hit shows include “Grey’s Anatomy” (in its 14th season), “Scandal” (seventh and final season) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (fourth season). The new seasons premiered Sept. 29, so if you missed them, you still have a chance to catch up. Channing Dungey, the entertainment president at ABC, explained to reporters at The Hollywood Reporter why … Continue reading TV fans thirsty for drama turn to ABC on Thursdays

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