HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Stephanie Smith | Contributing Writer Hampton University alumna and founder of I Beat Daily, Raychel J., arranged a producer battle in HU’s student center cyber lounge. The event took place on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and was ongoing until midnight. Producers from all around Virginia registered and submitted beats for Raychel’s I Beat Daily event to expose their music and network with other music-enthusiasts, producers, songwriters, judges and more. Before the producer battle, there was a songwriter showcase in which three HU students were a part of. 4AM Chef Jimmy, Franky Bandz and Zay Blaze all got the opportunity … Continue reading HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs

Amber Smith | Staff Writer    Captivating cultures were discussed at Hampton University’s Global Awareness Day. The School of Liberal Arts and Education and the Department of English and Foreign Languages came together to enlighten students about the privileges of studying abroad. Harvey Library Meeting Room was filled with students from all backgrounds and majors to learn more about this process. “Going to Spain is a wonderful experience. You will be working, experiencing new opportunities and earning money,” said Brenda Marrero. Study abroad programs are open to students from any major, and fluency in a certain foreign language is not … Continue reading Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs

Get to your goals: Tips to help you achieve success

Raven Reaves-Jackson | Contributing Writer The New Year is approaching, and that calls for New Year’s resolutions. But why wait till Jan. 1, when you can set your own goals now? It’s easy to get distracted or discouraged along the way, but these guidelines should make the process a bit easier. 1.    Only set goals that will motivate you to be better. When setting goals, it is important that you only set goals that will motivate you. Set goals that are important to you, and once they are achieved, you will feel like a better and new person. Setting … Continue reading Get to your goals: Tips to help you achieve success

Has the bar been set too high for college football coaches?

William Ricks | Contributing Writer Being a head coach for any sport is a tough job, especially in college football. Many coaches are learning that this season, as a number of them are being fired from their college football teams. A lot of them have led their teams to above-average records and have brought success to their program, but are still being let go. Now, people have begun asking this question: Has the bar been set too high for college coaches? Coaches have been fired throughout the season, with most of the firings coming in the recent weeks. Some of … Continue reading Has the bar been set too high for college football coaches?

SLP connects with the community

Nylah Powell | Staff Writer On Nov. 17, the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner for families in the Hampton area. They called local churches, shelters, and social services to reach out and see who they could get involved. Members met each family upon entrance and served the families a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Ham, turkey, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, greens and corn bread were some of the dishes served. SLP started hosting this community dinner a few years ago when one of the co-facilitators, Andrew Williams, came up with the idea. According to Student Activities … Continue reading SLP connects with the community

Honors College students help local middle schoolers prepare for the PSAT

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor The Freddye T. Davy Honors College’s service learning class hosted a PSAT workshop for Hampton middle schoolers Nov. 18.  The theme of the workshop was “Work hard, Play Hard,” as the students worked hard at the workshop then played hard at the HU vs. HU game. Planning for the workshop began in early November. The students collaborated with middle schoolers from two nonprofit organizations called Diamonds and Pearls and Boyz II Men to help them plan the event. This community service project was part of the UNV 200 service learning class. This class, taught by … Continue reading Honors College students help local middle schoolers prepare for the PSAT