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Campus

  • Will Packer Talks This Year’s Oscars
    Christian Thomas | Staff Writer Hampton University is often known for extending its help to those in need. Two years ago, during the natural disaster Hurricane Dorian, Dr. Harvey announced that Hampton would be offering those affected free room, board and tuition. Now…
  • Red Table Talk: Red Flags in Relationships
    Aaliyah Pollard | Staff Writer Hampton University’s African Student Association teamed up with Campus+ to host a Red Table Talk on red flags in relationships and different types on March 21. The African Student Association gives students opportunities to share their societal perspectives…
  • Film Festival Returns Bringing Big Names to Hampton
    Christian Thomas | Staff Writer Hampton University’s annual film festival is back for its 6th year, and this year, the festival promises to bring big names to campus. Hampton students will have the opportunity to explore the world of film with campus activities…

Local and World

Opinion

  • Thank You, Andre
     Grace Elizabeth Hackney | Staff Writer The fashion community has taken a hit in these past few months. The unexpected death of Virgil Abloh in November and Andre Leon Talley in January have left many creatives, especially Black creatives, in the fashion industry…
  • 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…
  • 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…

Lifestyle

  • Spring Cleaning: For the Mind, Body, and Dorm
    Ja’Nia Keith | Script Writer According to scientists at Boston University, when the seasons change, they can also change your mood. With the warm spring weather here, spring cleaning can benefit your mind, body, and dorm. Psychology professors and students reflect on how…
  • How Fashion has improved the life of Hampton Students
    Ja’Nia Keith | Script Writer Fashion is defined as social standing or prominence, especially as signalized by dress or conduct, according to Merriam Webster. Hampton’s very own fashion gurus explained the impact fashion has had on their lives. As the seasons change, these…
  • 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…

Arts and Entertainment

  • All American: Homecoming
    Sydney McCall | Staff Writer All American: Homecoming held a panel on February 23 with members of the cast, Geffri Hightower and Peyton Alex Smith, two of the main characters on the show. Nkechi Okoro, the show’s producer was also present. All American:…
  • Student Artist Highlight: Lauryn Bass 
     Jeremiah C. Lewis | Staff Writer Last month, Lauryn Bass presented her artwork at Hampton’s Student Art Gallery. Bass is a fourth-year journalism major and psychology minor from Atlanta, Georgia.  Q1: When did you start loving to paint?  Bass: Back in the day when…
  • Jean-Michael Basquiat’s Estate Keeps His Work Alive 
     Trinity Goppy | Staff Writer Jean-Michael Basquiat, a renowned prolific artist that rose to fame during the 1980’s neo-expression movement in New York City, once said:  “If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you’ve got to realize that influence is not influence. It’s…

Sports

  • Deshaun Watson and the NFL’s Stance on Sexual Assault
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer In a move that shocked the sports realm, Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee filed a lawsuit against Houston Texans superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson on March 16, 2021.  Buzbee alleged that Watson had assaulted four former massage therapists, according to…
  • Should the NFL fix their overtime rules?
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer The National Football League won. Following the disappointment of their first “Super Wild Card Weekend” was likely the most incredible weekend in football, or maybe even American sports history. The 2022 Divisional Round games ended either on a…
  • 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…

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