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Candyman actor Tony Todd visits Hampton University 

Christian Thomas | Campus Photojournalist This past Wednesday, actor Tony Todd, star of the 1992 film Candyman, visited Hampton University for a film screening and discussion with students centered around the newest installment of the Candyman franchise and Todd’s various projects.  Invited by Rel Dowdell, a film studies professor in the English and Foreign Languages…


Campus

  • The Hampton University Marching Force Takes on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 
    Morgan Harris | Staff Writer The Hampton University Marching Force strided through New York City on Thanksgiving in the Macy’s Day Parade on Nov. 25. Out of 100 applicants, The Marching Force was selected as the only HBCU to perform in the parade this year.  The parade invited the band to participate in 2020, but…
  • Student Government Association Hosts a Virtual Alumni Panel
    Christian Thomas | Script Photojournalist Hampton University’s Student Government Association hosted a virtual Young Alumni Panel on Dec. 1 for students interested in becoming active within the school’s many leadership positions.  Throughout the session, held on Zoom, the panelists discussed the many ins and outs of student government, methods for balancing both leadership responsibilities and…
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones Visits WHOV and Talks New Book
    Christian Thomas | Script Photojournalist Renowned Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stopped by Hampton to discuss her new book as well as how she became interested in journalism on November 10. Hannah-Jones announced her recently released book, entitled The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, along with an accompanying children’s book Born on the Water.…

Local and World

  • The Hampton Vaccine Unit administered COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots to the Newport News community 
     Jontaya Moore | Staff Writer The Hampton Health Mobile hosted another vaccine drive at Friendship Baptist Church from 2 to 9 p.m. for the Hampton Roads community on Nov. 3.  The vaccine clinic administered Pfizer vaccines and Moderna boosters, according to Dr. Aviance Lewis, the community engagement coordinator. Vaccines reduce or eliminate numerous infectious diseases that…
  • COVID-19 Creates Academic Struggle for Younger Children 
    Kaiya Otey | Staff Writer Public schools across the nation opened their doors to students in September for the first time since the start of the pandemic. As numerous schools adjust to in-person education after more than a year of teaching virtually, Virginia Beach Public Schools says that many children suffered academically during that virtual…
  • The Inspirational Legacy of Colin Powell
    Jontaya Moore | Staff Writer Colin Powell, U.S. military leader and the first Black Secretary of State, died Oct. 18 at age 84 due to complications from COVID, CNN reports. According to CNN, Powell was fully vaccinated but suffered from other underlying conditions, including multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that can lead to a compromised…

Opinion

  • The Men Who Stand On Trial 
    Sydney McCall | Staff Writer A nearly all-white jury convicted three men of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man killed in Georgia on Feb. 23, 2021, after three men chased and killed him.  The verdict came days after the not-guilty ruling in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a white 18-year-old who was…
  • A Penny for Your Pleasure, a Dollar for Your Smile
    Alfred Johnson | Staff Writer As Christmas gets closer, many of us find ourselves scrambling to get the perfect gift, if not for our family and friends, then for ourselves too. There is an incredible amount of pressure surrounding the search.  We’re all expected to remember what our loved ones want, but with the lengths…
  • Black men, stop mocking Black women 
    Grace Elizabeth Hackney | Staff Writer The mockery of Black women can be seen in all sorts of media since the ages of reconstruction. I’m tired of it. The first time I saw content that mocked Black people, specifically Black women, was on Vine. Do you remember the ages of King Bach and his posse?  Do…

Lifestyle

  • Blast from the Past: Fashion Edition
    Tyrone Farmer | Staff Writer We have all heard the phrase, history repeats itself. Music, films and dances have proven this cliche to be true, and fashion is not left out.  Fashion trends from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s have made a big return in today’s society with a bit of a 21st-century twist. Gen…
  • How to Beat the Winter Blues
    Noah Hogan | Staff Writer As students return from Thanksgiving break and prepare for upcoming finals, they might be feeling a sense of heaviness or more apathetic than usual. Fear not. This is a normal experience, as the days are shortened and night comes quicker than expected.  “Winter blues” has been coined to describe the…
  • Six Simple Workouts: Dorm Edition
    Tyrone Farmer | Staff Writer College can be strenuous, and as a result, so can your eating habits. It may seem cumbersome to stay on track with your health and diet between the cafe’s food, fast food, and many snacks at random. Sometimes working out in public gyms can come with reluctance, so here are…

Arts and Entertainment

  • Photography: The Work Behind the Art 
    Nia White | Staff Writer Photography is a unique form of art that captures a part of a real moment in time from the artist’s point of view or photographer.  “I see photography as an art form that captures a feeling in a moment,” said Eric Montgomery, HU sophomore Architecture major. “A picture is only…
  • Tene Wilder Wins An Emmy!
    Trinity Goppy | Staff Writer Tene Wilder, a Baltimore native, recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling on the hit television show Pose. Wilder has been a coiffeuse for over 20 years, starting when she was only 12 years old and converting her talents into a successful career.   “I always dreamed big and as…
  • King Richard Shoots for the Goal in its Star-Studded Production
    Dante Belcher | Staff Writer The highly anticipated film King Richard stars Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) as Richard Williams, the father of world-renowned tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams, who has a plan that will move Venus and Serena from Compton to the tennis world as…

Sports

  • Review: “Colin in Black & White”
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer Netflix has released “Colin in Black & White,” a six-part drama series about the life of civil rights activist and former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin in Black & White,” directed by Ava DuVernay, focuses on Kaepernick’s high school life, encompassing his journey as an aspiring quarterback, rejection of…
  • NBA Rule Changes Take the League by Storm 
    Chance Williams | Staff Writer James Harden. Luka Dončić. Trae Young. All three of these athletes in the National Basketball Association are not only tremendous basketball players, but they also have one other thing in common: a reputation for drawing fouls through unnatural movements.  These unnatural movements include: launching their bodies into defenders, moving off of…
  • Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigns after ‘disturbing’ comments are made public
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden announced his resignation Oct. 11 after a probe through the Washington Football Team’s emails for a legal inquiry found he sent numerous racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments within the organization, The New York Times reported. The first wave of messages emerged Oct. 8, headlined…

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