Unlocking your full potential

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Pexels.com Everybody wants to reach their full potential. People are eager to be freed from the cage they have been kept in. The lack of self-knowledge is what holds such treasures hostage, and in turn, leaves one with a part of the self unexplored. Be the “more” that you were called to be by birthing new gifts, using them properly, and learning when to use them. Becoming more starts by giving birth to your gifts, and the birth of gifts comes from recognition. We must recognize what these gifts are, the potential that they hold … Continue reading Unlocking your full potential

Underrated artists to watch during “Something in the Water”

Brandi Hutchinson | Staff Writer Instagram User @somethinginthewater Virginia native Pharrell Williams’ three-day festival “Something in the Water” is only a week away. Big-name performers such as Jhene Aiko, Lil Uzi Vert, Sza, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliott are just a few of artists hitting the stage in Virginia Beach. Luckily, those aren’t the only artists ready to put on a show. If you love listening to alternative, jazz, rhythm and blues/ soul and hip-hop music, then the artists listed below are who you should be on the lookout for. Masego  Micah Davis, better known as Masego, has … Continue reading Underrated artists to watch during “Something in the Water”

Meet Stephanie Walters

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Courtesy of Stephanie Walters Stephanie Walters was only 7 years old when she knew she wanted to have a robust career in journalism. Now the ’08 Hampton grad has an impressive resume that includes owning her own media company with her husband, being the lifestyle correspondent for WAVYTV-10 and even working as the program manager for Pharrell Williams’ nonprofit, From One Hand to Another. Read how the Hampton almuna and media powerhouse reached her successes and what she’s up to now. HS: Tell me a little about your upbringing, and what made you come to … Continue reading Meet Stephanie Walters

Preparing for graduation

Lindsay Keener | Staff Writer The real world: We’ve all heard about it. The bills, the taxes, the boring nine-to-five jobs, it’s all been the distant future for many of us over the years, but it’s quickly approaching. As a junior, I’ve come to realize that graduation is really only a blink away. The summer is almost here, and it’ll be gone before I get the chance to utter the words “vacation” or “break.” Before I know it, I’ll be a senior headed toward graduation, and if I’m being honest, I don’t feel all that prepared to be a full-time … Continue reading Preparing for graduation

A Kodak moment gone awry

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Twitter User @HipHopDX Following the death of West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle, Florida rapper Kodak Black found himself under fire after making inappropriate comments about actress Lauren London, Hussle’s girlfriend, claiming he would “wait a whole year” for her to mourn the death of her significant other. With Hussle’s death so recent and emotions about it so raw, some notable people in the rap community think Kodak was out of line when he made those comments. Rap legends The Game and T.I. voiced their disapproval through video replies they posted on social media. T.I. even … Continue reading A Kodak moment gone awry

HU’s annual Read-In

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Flickr User Fredrik Rubensson The end of the semester is drawing ever nearer, but there is no stop to the interesting action on campus. April 9 marked the date of the annual Read-In, hosted by the School of Liberal Arts and Education. Since 1988, the School of Liberal Arts and Education has organized this event to focus on the arts, while bringing the community together by inviting writers and poets such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Tayari Jones to campus. This year, Hampton University invited renowned poet and Virginia native Tim Seibles to read … Continue reading HU’s annual Read-In

Poetry slam and jam

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Dr. Daryl Lynn Dance on April 8 opened an open mic event for the students of Hampton University. The event was in the Student Center Theater and organized in anticipation of the campus visit of this year’s Read-In author, Tim Seibles. Throughout this event, English and Foreign Languages (EFL) faculty encouraged students to express themselves through poetry. As Dance noted in her opening comments, “Nommo” is an important concept for people of African descent. The crux of their existence has always been linked with the word–oral traditions–and the ways in which future generations signify on … Continue reading Poetry slam and jam