Hampton University brings in holiday cheer with 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Staff Writer: Raven Harper Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Christmas jingles played throughout the night as many HU students and faculty gathered together at the front of campus Dec. 2 to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree, one of Hampton’s many traditions. This is the 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Hampton has put on at the corner of Emancipation Drive and William R. Harvey Way that President Harvey and his wife started here on campus. The night kicked off with Hampton University’s Christmas Ensemble in unison playing the melodies of some classic Christmas tunes as students gathered around the soon-to-be-lit … Continue reading Hampton University brings in holiday cheer with 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Staff Writer: Allyson Edge Photo Credit: Isaiah Timmons At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the idea of forming a club for women’s lacrosse at Hampton University came to fruition.  What started as a GroupMe chat with about 25 girls became a team and family who practice, train and grow together. Shortly after the formation of the team, seniors Johnathan Napier and Kevin Mondy Jr., who are members of  the Hampton University Men’s Lacrosse team, volunteered to be coaches.  They developed a weekly schedule for the team which includes morning conditioning three times a week as well as nightly … Continue reading Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Republican Congressman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds

Staff Writer: William Paul Ellis After months of calling the allegations against him a “witch hunt,” United States Congressman Duncan Hunter plead guilty Dec. 3 to a campaign finance violation.  According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the hearing took place in a courtroom of the United States District Court of Southern California, where Hunter plead guilty to one count in order for the prosecutors to dismiss 59 other counts against him.  In an interview with San Diego radio station KUSI, Hunter seemed to imply that his misuse of campaign funds were not mischievous in nature.  As he stated during the … Continue reading Republican Congressman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds

Racial acts cause uproar at Syracuse University

Staff Writer: Simone Quary Photo Credit: Associated Press One of the most fundamental American rights, the right to freedom of speech, allows citizens to articulate their opinions on almost any platform without fear of retaliation by the government.  However, as with any law, there is a limit on this freedom. When the expression of an opinion results in the harm of a person or a group of people, legal prosecution must take place. In what seems to be a more polarized nation than ever before, the opinions and attitudes that people have expressed in the past are more likely to … Continue reading Racial acts cause uproar at Syracuse University

Censorship on Egyptian Press

Staff Writer: Gabrielle Chenault Photo Credit: AP Newsroom Freedom of the press is a privilege that most countries do not benefit from. Due to the first amendment of the United States, journalism corporations can report and publish news articles pertaining to the government. In Egypt, Mada Masr, or Scope of Egypt, one of the country’s last independent news outlets, was raided Nov. 25. The news outlet has been critical about exposing the injustices that are occurring within the government.  Although Egypt’s current constitution expresses the concepts of freedom of press, and bans censorship, these rights are rarely practiced. According to the … Continue reading Censorship on Egyptian Press

You stream, I stream, we all stream!

Staff Writer: Ryland Staples With the arrival of the highly anticipated exclusive streaming service Disney+, streaming services across the web are vying for their users’ attention by trying to make their service stand out.  From new streaming platforms such as AppleTV+ and Peacock, NBC’s new exclusive streaming platform, to not-as-new players in the game like Netflix and Hulu, everyone’s gearing up to create groundbreaking content.  So, with the ever-growing popularity of streaming services, many people have decided to “cut the cord,” which refers to deciding to not pay for basic cable anymore.  It’s crazy to think about how much things … Continue reading You stream, I stream, we all stream!

Robyn Crawford had the right to speak about her relationship with Whitney Houston

Staff Writer: Jordan Sheppard “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston” is the title of Robyn Crawford’s memoir, released last month detailing her alleged intimate relationship with Grammy Award-winning singer Whitney Houston. “I never envisioned speaking publicly about my life, and then I asked myself the question[s]: What would Whitney want? Would she understand you know the time is now?” Crawford said in an interview with NBC’s Today show. Houston died in 2012. For decades, there had been speculation the two women, who were once close friends, had a relationship with each other. In a 2013 interview with … Continue reading Robyn Crawford had the right to speak about her relationship with Whitney Houston