HU launches Dream No Small Dream II : A $150 million campaign

Ivana Spurlock | Contributing Writer Students, faculty, and community members joined in celebration after the announcement of Hampton University’s Dream No Small Dreams II, a $150 million-dollar scholarship campaign.. The campaign allows for the university to uphold its ‘standard of excellence’ through various advancements, as they continue to fulfill its promise to Hampton University students. Funds for the campaign are targeted to endow scholarships as HU continues to recruit the “best and brightest” students, also supplying chairs and professorship which will support teachers, research, and serving students in various departments such as business, education engineering, liberal arts and more. Programmatic … Continue reading HU launches Dream No Small Dream II : A $150 million campaign

The cheating heart

Destany Manns | Contributing Writer A relationship is a commitment between two people, for most. No games, just honesty and trust. However, some tend to stray away from this commitment. Cheating is one of the top reasons couples break up today, making it more difficult to trust and be trusted. Where does this desire to cheat come from and what exactly does it mean to “cheat and be cheated on?” Similar to flirting, the definition of cheating varies from person to person. “Cheating is hard to define because people have different understandings in their relationships,” said Zoe Gabel, a nursing … Continue reading The cheating heart

The hard-knock life of a child star

Nia Brevard | Contributing Writer Looking from the outside in, it seems that child stars have it all. They get to meet amazing people, travel the world, make thousands of dollars, and…be famous! But unfortunately, all of this luxury comes with a price. “When I was younger, I did want to be a child star because of what I saw. But looking back on it, and seeing what fame actually did to [child stars], I now realize why my mom was against it,” said Queen Angu, a sophomore psychology major from Montgomery County, Md. A USA Today article by Donna … Continue reading The hard-knock life of a child star

Fabulous fall footwear

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Fall has officially arrived at Hampton. Multi-colored leaves are everywhere, and the days are shorter. Worst of all, the temperature has dropped. But, don’t fret my fellow Hampton women; you can still slay some cute shoes even if the weather isn’t so welcoming. Mion Edwards, a senior journalism major, marketing minor from D.C. is Hampton’s resident fashionista. Edwards runs a fashion blog and has recently begun personal styling. Edwards created her blog, Styles by Mion, four years ago. It focuses on women empowerment, fashion and lifestyle. She gets her shoe inspiration from other fashion bloggers … Continue reading Fabulous fall footwear

Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer Jennifer Palacios, center, biological mother of 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy, who died in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is comforted by her son, Timothy Rodriguez, left, and her mother, Diana Palacios, at a memorial service in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 6. | Photographer: Jay Janner | The Associated Press    The gun control debate is heating up again after the latest horrific mass shooting. A couple weeks ago, the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil took place in Las Vegas, and nothing involving gun control was initiated. Now here we are again, faced with … Continue reading Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Get in the Game: Sports industry experts visit HU

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Experts came and shared valuable insight on the ins and outs of the sports industry with Hampton University students during a panel discussion in Scripps Howard Auditorium last week. On November 8th, panelists Kelli Webb, publicist and founder of the KBD group, Aaron Rouse, former NFL safety, Carl Francis, NFLPA Director of Communications, and Tony Brothers, NBA referee all graced Scripps with an open forum. Scripps professor, April Woodard and students from her JAC 320 class hosted the event and had the opportunity to ask panelists current event questions. Panelists were each interviewed individually then … Continue reading Get in the Game: Sports industry experts visit HU

Hampton students get out the vote

Kyra Robinson | Staff Writer Virginia kept its “blue status” after Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, where all three Democrats gained their sought political seats. Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie for governor with 53.9% of the vote. Justin Fairfax defeated Republican Jill Vogel for the position of lieutenant governor, and Mark Herring gained his second term as the attorney general of the state. Another notable win was the victory of Democrat Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected official in Virginia as a state Delegate, whom beat 11 term seat holder and openly transphobic, Bob Marshall Various organizations on campus worked … Continue reading Hampton students get out the vote