The rivalry renewed: HU vs. HU

Randall Williams | Sports Editor It’s officially that time of the year, rivalry week is upon us. Universities across the entire country face off against their arch nemesis. One of the matches that is frequently overlooked is Hampton University vs. Howard University. As you can see, both teams have the exact same “HU” initials. This has sparked a rivalry between the schools. Ever since Hampton was renamed from “Hampton Institute” to “Hampton University,” bad blood has been boiling between the two schools in reference to who the “real HU” is. Regarding football, Hampton is undoubtedly the “Real HU.” The Pirates … Continue reading The rivalry renewed: HU vs. HU

What’s wrong with the Cavs?

Justin Norris | Staff Writer   The Cleveland Cavaliers, three-time defending Eastern Conference champions, have gotten off to a lackluster 7-7 record to start the season. So far, the Cavaliers have lost to supposedly inferior teams such as the Magic, Nets, Pelicans, Knicks, Pacers and Hawks. It took a 57-point outburst, the second-most of LeBron James’ career, to avoid losing to the Wizards. This is the second-worst start to a season for James, with the worst coming in his rookie season. Offseason acquisition Dwyane Wade told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, “Our first unit, we got to start off better.” While Wade’s … Continue reading What’s wrong with the Cavs?

HU’s Graduate and Professional School Fair

Ya-Marie Sesay | Campus Editor As the first semester of the school year comes to an end, Hampton University’s upperclassmen are beginning to think and plan for life after college. HU’s Career Center hosted the 2017 Graduate and Professional School Fair, where students and representatives from various schools and graduate programs had the chance to interact. Schools from across the country set up their displays in the Student Center Ballroom, awaiting students’ arrival to their respective table. Schools of law, journalism, biomedical sciences, theological seminaries, and others shared information about their programs, scholarships, and opportunities for students. “We encourage Hampton … Continue reading HU’s Graduate and Professional School Fair

Is the issue stricter gun control laws or mental health?

Kennedi Jackson | Staff Writer Over the past months, there have been various mass shootings in the U.S. The country was outraged following the shooting in Las Vegas, when 58 people were murdered. Most recently, on Sunday November 5, a man opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 27. Democrats are now calling for stricter gun control laws in result of the massacres, in which loose gun regulations played a part. According to CNN reporters, the Texas church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley had a history of domestic violence, escaped from a mental hospital, and attempted to … Continue reading Is the issue stricter gun control laws or mental health?

Have the Colts wasted all their luck in Andrew Luck’s career?

William Ricks | Contributing Writer The Indianapolis Colts have had their share of QB drama this season. Andrew Luck hasn’t played a down and the Colts have felt the impact of his absence, having a 3-6 record at this point in the season. Luck’s rehab from offseason shoulder surgery has taken longer than the Colts would’ve hoped. He was shut down from throwing a few weeks ago and received a cortisone shot. This week, Luck was placed on IR by the Colts, ending his season before it even started. Has the former Stanford quarterback’s career been mismanaged? The Colts had … Continue reading Have the Colts wasted all their luck in Andrew Luck’s career?

MoThoro drops his second album, ThoroLyfe: Execution

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Rapper MoThoro, a Los Angeles native, has recently dropped his sophomore album titled ThoroLyfe: Execution.  Along with being a rapper, Morris Taylor, also known as Mo, is a fourth-year, five-year MBA major at Hampton University. He balances being both a full-time student and rapper in the industry. Mo shares a record label called “LFTFLD” with his long time childhood friend Rasul Shabazz, who is also a rapper. ThoroLyfe: Execution has a total of 12 songs and took just shy of four months to complete. Artists such as Mare and Kai Ca$h the rapper, who are … Continue reading MoThoro drops his second album, ThoroLyfe: Execution