Marshall Movie Review

Selena Roberts | Staff Writer This time of year promises new films that will be sure to generate excitement from audiences everywhere. One film that is sure to get Oscar buzz is none other than Marshall. Marshall is a unique biopic that showcases the esteemed judge’s early beginnings as a young lawyer working for the NAACP. The film displays Thurgood Marshall’s career and life before his victorious win in Brown VS. Board of Education, the case responsible for desegregating schools in 1954, and his role as the first African American Supreme Court Justice. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood … Continue reading Marshall Movie Review

HU bookstore gets a new look

Ya-Marie Sesay | Campus Editor You asked, it’s here: Hampton’s newly renovated collegiate bookstore. Students and Alumni entered Hampton University’s Collegiate Bookstore during homecoming week in surprise to the newly renovated look. “We got nothing but praises! During homecoming week we had some alumni coming in, and even they said it’s great that we’ve gotten an update,” said Michael Scott, a bookstore sales associate and senior international studies major from Delaware. After months of student input, planning and construction, the HU Administration made another advancement in improving student life on campus. The remodeled store has more selections for students, such … Continue reading HU bookstore gets a new look

Justin Timberlake 2018 Super Bowl Performance: Previous Performances he’ll have to top

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Justin Timberlake is unquestionably one of the biggest artists of this generation. From hit songs like “Cry Me a River” to more sophisticated singles like “Suit and Tie,” he definitely knows how to be versatile and remain true to himself while doing so. The “Sexy Back” singer is, in fact, back, and will be performing at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show. He took to Twitter to announce the big news after posting a comical video with friend Jimmy Fallon. Along with the video Justin tweeted, “I DO have the time. Half the time…” Pepsi, … Continue reading Justin Timberlake 2018 Super Bowl Performance: Previous Performances he’ll have to top

Hampton residents want two schools to remove Confederate names

Zoe Griffin | Staff Writer Dozens of Hampton citizens gathered together in the auditorium of Benjamin Syms Middle School Thursday evening, October 26, to express their concerns before the Hampton school board. The purpose of this public hearing was to decide whether the Confederate soldiers’ names on Jefferson Davis Middle school and the campus at Lee, formerly Robert E. Lee, Elementary school should be taken down from school buildings. The Hampton chapter of the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference requested that the two middle schools be renamed following the events in Charlottesville. During the white nationalist rally on … Continue reading Hampton residents want two schools to remove Confederate names

HU student competes for Miss VA USA

Leondra Head | Local & World Editor Hampton University’s Delaria Ridley is making a name for herself in the pageant world, most notably competing for Miss Virginia USA as Miss North Hampton USA. Ridley is a senior strategic communications major from Atlanta and has been competing in pageants since 15 years old. “My experience while participating in the pageant was absolutely amazing. I gained a great network of women. Pageants truly allow you to meet women from all walks of life. It was great [competing] in another state.” Ridley’s platform was HOPSCOTCH K!DS, Helping Others Play. Her purpose was to … Continue reading HU student competes for Miss VA USA