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Class of 2021: Our Story

Shirmarie Starks | Staff Writer It is crazy to think that the beloved Ogre Phi Ogre 17 class will be graduating on May 9, 2021. For Ahmaad Edmund, a senior political science major, leadership studies minor from Louisville, KY,  one word to describe his experience at Hampton is, “INCOMPARABLE!” As our time at our beloved…

Wellness Days: Are They Working for Students?

Nicole Pechacek | Staff Writer In January, SGA announced that they helped implement wellness days at Hampton University, which were days for students to have needed breaks. Students have had two wellness days thus far, and overall, the consensus has been positive. Some students find the days rather helpful and use them as intended, de-stressing…


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Campus

  • Wellness Days: Are They Working for Students?
    Nicole Pechacek | Staff Writer In January, SGA announced that they helped implement wellness days at Hampton University, which were days for students to have needed breaks. Students have had two wellness days thus far, and overall, the consensus has been positive. Some students find the days rather helpful and use them as intended, de-stressing…
  • The Future is Female: SGA’s Upcoming Big Three
    Angela Session | Staff Writer As SGA elections at Hampton closed April 9, the results were astonishing. The SGA President, Vice President, and Representative to the Board of Trustees positions, also known as the ‘Big Three’ on campus for the 2021-2022 school year, are women. Holding positions that were formerly male-dominated, these three women will…
  • SOJU Makes Its Return To Hampton
    Vashti Dorman | Staff Writer In an effort to keep Hampton University’s sacred traditions alive, the sophomore and junior class councils created a week of interactive events known as “SOJU Night Live” to replace the annual and highly anticipated sophomore and junior class ball. Hosted by the Quintessence XI (QTX) and Onyx XII classes, the week…

Local and World

  • Derek Chauvin’s Trial
    Sydney McCall | Staff Writer  George Floyd died on May 25, 2020 after being suffocated by a Minnesota police officer. The former officer who pinned him down, Derek Chauvin, is now on trial.  Eleven months after the death of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin is facing second and third degree murder, and manslaughter charges for Floyd’s…
  • Recent Events Bring Back Old Memories for Hampton Institute Graduates
    William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer Fifty years ago, students at what was then known as Hampton Institute encountered a situation eerily similar to the scenario faced by current students. It was May 1971, and after months of on-campus student protests, the institute’s president, Dr. Roy Hudson, announced that the campus would be closing for the…
  • Virginia Becomes the 4th State to Ban Animal-Tested Cosmetics
    Jourdyn Grandison | Staff Writer An increasing number of states in the country are prohibiting animal-tested cosmetics. Virginia is the latest to join the list that already includes California, Nevada, and Illinois.  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Humane Cosmetics Act into law on March 16, formally prohibiting cosmetics manufacturers from “conducting or contracting for…

Opinion

  • Glamour or scam? Teens’ use of substances in media
    Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Chances are, if you watch any film or series today, you will see someone using some sort of controlled substance. Whether that be a group of friends comforted by a bottle of booze, smoking cigarettes, or puffing on some “Zaza,” these instances are almost impossible to miss.  Partaking in substance abuse…
  • The death of the modern movie theater
    Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Streaming has become everyone’s favorite pastime. We can all admit that since the pandemic started in March 2020, the number of shows and movies we stream on various streaming services has gone up. With the increasing numbers of streaming services going up, more and more money is being put toward different…
  • Kinky chaos: Natural hair community split at the ends
    Kailah Lee | Staff Writer I hate to admit it, but the natural hair community has become toxic. The natural hair movement started as a way for women and men of color to get to know their complicated coils a little better. People were finally understanding their crowns, finding the right products and bonding with…

Lifestyle

  • Hampton University Traditions
     Nia White | Staff Writer Hampton University has had many traditions in the past 153 years. Some of these traditions have stayed the same and others have evolved to fit current society. Some of the traditions for freshmen have changed since 1966, with the requirements for men and women being different.   One of the…
  • Voices of Black Literature: Margaret Daramola
    Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Black literature keeps Black thought alive. It conveys the experiences that Africans and African-Americans have undergone from the past until now. Their words, taking multiple forms in books, poetry, and songs, tell stories that will live on forever and never be forgotten. Although threatened when they raised their voices, the…
  • Class of 2021: Our Story
    Shirmarie Starks | Staff Writer It is crazy to think that the beloved Ogre Phi Ogre 17 class will be graduating on May 9, 2021. For Ahmaad Edmund, a senior political science major, leadership studies minor from Louisville, KY,  one word to describe his experience at Hampton is, “INCOMPARABLE!” As our time at our beloved…

Arts and Entertainment

  • Creative Block: Shining a light on Hampton’s artists
    Nyle Paul | Staff Writer Through all of the difficulties, both mentally and physically, that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, many people have turned to the arts to alleviate their hardships. Here at Hampton University, there is a community of artists who continue to grace their audiences with their creations despite the pandemic. Xavier Lamberth…
  • Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell
    Noah Hogan | Staff Writer The thought of death weighed heavy on the mind of Christopher Wallace up until the day he died at age 24. Wallace fell victim to gun violence on March 9, 1997, yet has left an unimaginable impact on the genre of hip-hop and music itself.  Hailing from the epicenter of…
  • Billboard-charting Hampton music producer is making a name for himself
    Jamel Rogers | Staff Writer Christian Ho started charting a path to success before he got to Hampton University. Ho, aka “DatKidChris,” first made the beat to Middle Child at age 17 during his junior year in high school. He produced the song by PnB Rock and XXXTentacion. After Middle Child’s release, it ranked No.…

Sports

  • Hampton’s Davion Warren transfers to Memphis
    Cameron Crocheron | Staff Writer Hampton University men’s basketball shooting guard Davion Warren officially committed to the University of Memphis on April 3 after entering the transfer portal at the end of the 2020-21 season.  “100% committed” is what Warren wrote on his Instagram page with a picture of him and Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny…
  • A quick read on the top prospects in the NFL Draft
    Aliyu Saadu | Staff Writer The NFL Draft, which will take place April 29 to May 1 in Cleveland, has a lot of intriguing prospects this year. This is one of the deepest quarterback and wide receiver classes in years. Here are the top prospects: Trevor Lawerence, QB, Clemson University  Lawrence is a generational talent…
  • NHL gets deal with ESPN
    Aliyu Saadu | Staff Writer ESPN and the NHL announced a seven-year television deal March 10. The new deal will have 100 regular-season games per year on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu. Twenty-five games will be on ABC, ESPN and ESPN +, and Hulu will add 75 ESPN-produced exclusive games to the streaming services starting…

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