Hampton blows away Howard in Windy City

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Photo Credit: James Heath The Hampton vs. Howard rivalry has been renewed, but this time it was in the windy city of Chicago. The Pirates blew away the Bison as Deondre Francois threw for four touchdown passes in Hampton’s 41-20 victory Sept. 14 at Soldier Field. More than 51,000 tickets were sold for the “Battle of the Real HU” football game. According to the chicagofootballclassic.org, the $1.5 million in proceeds from last year’s Chicago Classic went to the event’s scholarship fund. After years of the “HU vs HU” game being played in Washington, D.C., at … Continue reading Hampton blows away Howard in Windy City

NBA players are WNBA fans, but there are still plenty of seats available

Amber Anderson | Staff Writer Flickr User  City of Indianapolis | Mayor’s Office Although this WNBA season has attracted the viewership of many NBA players, it has not yet attracted many fans to do the same. According to Sports Are From Venus, “This year, the Mercury and the Sparks are the only two WNBA teams averaging more than 10,000 fans per game, with average attendance falling to a meager 7,716 fans per matchup.” The NBA averages 17,857 fans per game and nearly 22 million per season – and that doesn’t even count the number who watch on television and the … Continue reading NBA players are WNBA fans, but there are still plenty of seats available

California governor signs bill into law to allow college athletes to collect endorsement money

Justin Norris | Staff Writer The movement for NCAA players to be compensated for their name, image or likeness is finally gaining traction. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 30 signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law. The California State Assembly had previously and unanimously passed the bill, and the State Senate also had passed a previous version of the bill by a 31-4 vote, according to the Los Angeles Times. The law is set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. A common misconception is that colleges and universities will be paying athletes. What the Fair Pay to … Continue reading California governor signs bill into law to allow college athletes to collect endorsement money

Looking in Hindsight and beyond with Hampton creative Deanna Blu

Brandi Hutchinson | Staff Writer Courtesy of Deanna Blu Hampton University is an inclusive institution that embodies art and its various forms. Every year, more creatives are enrolled from all over to continue their journey of making art. Deanna Blu is one of those multitalented creatives. The senior strategic communication major, also known as Masie Blu, is an indie soul artist from Philadelphia. Blu is a singer, songwriter and producer who not only creates music to express herself but also to uplift and inspire others. She breaks societal barriers by utilizing her talents to define art in her own way … Continue reading Looking in Hindsight and beyond with Hampton creative Deanna Blu

Dating vs. Degrees: Navigating the dating realm in college

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Let’s face it, TV has created impractical expectations of dating in college. Dwayne and Whitley from A Different World or Monica and Quincy from Love and Basketball had everyone thinking they were going to find their soulmate in college. But once people get on campus, they realize that college dating is very different than the pretty picture TV can paint. Surprisingly, it’s not too uncommon for people to get married to someone they went to school with. “From classmates to soulmates,” a study conducted by Facebook’s data science team, found that 28% of married college … Continue reading Dating vs. Degrees: Navigating the dating realm in college

Don’t be overcome by stress; overcome it

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Flickr User Skeyndor College is a fast-paced introduction to adulthood and real-world problems. Students are constantly rushing to complete class assignments and get those A’s that their parents are expecting. Extracurricular activities are calling them, requesting their time and participation in events that they’re hosting. Meanwhile, the social pressures to party and the need to attend everything “lit” just to exhale from life’s stressful demands can sometimes be exhausting. Amid the noise, you can still find peace. College does not always have to be synonymous with stress or sleep deprivation. It is still an enjoyable, … Continue reading Don’t be overcome by stress; overcome it

Disney, Apple and HBO will launch streaming services that could compete with Netflix

Alton Worley II | Staff Writer Disney will release its own streaming service called “Disney+” this fall on all platforms, and it is expected to compete with other streaming services already on the market. The streaming service became available for preorder during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, and a seven-day free trial was offered. The complete service will launch Nov. 12, the Associated Press reported. Customers will have a choice between a monthly subscription on $6.99 and a yearly subscription of $69.99 that will automatically renew with the option to cancel anytime, the company announced. Disney+ will … Continue reading Disney, Apple and HBO will launch streaming services that could compete with Netflix