HU softball: A conversation with Daniella Milloy

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer HamptonPirates.com Hampton University’s softball team jumped out to a 15-5 record during nonconference play. After posting a 24-28 record in 2018, HU posted its best pre-conference start in 12 years. Then Hampton’s inaugural season in the Big South Conference began, and HU got a taste of the challenge ahead of them. Hampton lost three straight to new conference rival Campbell University. In a conversation with Daniella Milloy, an HU senior shortstop/third baseman from Murrieta, California, she discussed the journey in improving, the change to the Big South and the goals for the rest of the … Continue reading HU softball: A conversation with Daniella Milloy

Hampton falls to Campbell in Big South

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer In a game with 14 lead changes, the Hampton men’s basketball team lost 86-77 to Campbell University on March 7 in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals. Junior guard Jermaine Marrow led the Pirates with 22 points, and Greg Heckstall had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Campbell guard Chris Clemons finished with 34 points, going 17-of-19 from the foul line. While Hampton (15-16) missed out on the NCAA Tournament, the Pirates faced St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The game ended too late for the result to appear in this … Continue reading Hampton falls to Campbell in Big South

Lackluster Lakers

Justin Norris | Staff Writer   Nuccio DiNuzzo | Associated Press After signing LeBron James this past offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers were not expected to miss the playoffs in 2019. They didn’t necessarily have championship aspirations this year, but the Lakers’ postseason drought will likely extend to six consecutive seasons, the longest in franchise history. The arrival of what many believe to be the best player in basketball history was supposed to prevent that. It was a consensus that James’ streak of eight straight NBA Finals appearances was in serious jeopardy when he joined the Lakers, but he had … Continue reading Lackluster Lakers

Magic March

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Chuck Burton | Associated Press With another year comes another March, and with March comes Madness! The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has begun, and it’s nothing short of a nerve-wreaking great time. The top seeds of this year’s tournament are star-studded Duke, Virginia, UNC and Gonzaga. These teams are expected to go far in the tournament, and anything outside of a Final 4 berth for them will be seen as an upset. The Blue Devils are the No.1 overall seed and must-watch TV. Analysts have the Blue Devils advancing far because of the talent they … Continue reading Magic March

Females rappers in the industry

Danae Workman | Staff Writer Flickr User GwendolynLee In the music industry, specifically in the hip-hop community, it is no secret that men dominate the business altogether. We are often reminded of the rappers that have left a great impact such as: Biggie, Tupac, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne. Female artists hardly make this list even though some of the most impactful people in hip-hop are females. This is not to discredit the work of male rappers, but we need to reflect on how female rappers are treated in this industry. “Sex sells” has been a popular propaganda among companies in … Continue reading Females rappers in the industry

Coming to a Shameless end

Naomi Ludlow | Arts and Entertainment Editor Showtime “Anytime” App The Gallaghers have returned to the screen with even more shenanigans. From Frank’s (William H. Macy) numerous scams to Fiona’s (Emmy Rossum) matriarchal nature, nothing has changed from the South Side’s craziest family. Shameless season 9 has just ended, and a lot of things unfolded within the past few weeks. This TV family never fails to bring to life the struggles of the lower class, no matter how funny it may seem. This season, we see the Gallaghers have a new household leader, Debbie (Emma Kenney), as Fiona decided to … Continue reading Coming to a Shameless end

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Film screens at HU

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer When you think of horror films, there are several memorable movies that may come to mind. Classic horror films such as Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Omen are just a few. In the new era of the horror genre, there are movies such as Get Out, a production directed by Oscar-winning writer Jordan Peele that features a black person as the main character. In Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, viewers can see the transformation of black actors from being just extras to having lead roles in horror films. Horror Noire … Continue reading Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Film screens at HU