HU and Scripps commemorate the life of Joseph K. Bose with annual scholarship

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Hampton University | HU News There is no such thing as being too careful. As students fly from one party to the next, they must always keep in the back of their minds that anything can happen, and the important part is to know exactly where you’re going, and who is going to be there, in order to ensure your own safety. Thursday marked the fourth anniversary of the devastating loss of Hampton University journalism student Joseph K. Bose. According to the Daily Press, Bose was shot and killed by an unknown assailant outside … Continue reading HU and Scripps commemorate the life of Joseph K. Bose with annual scholarship

Wild night in at HU’s Wylin’ Out

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Kayla Smith Hampton students crowded the Student Center Atrium Oct. 23 to watch Hampton’s very own alumna Chelsea Raye host “Wylin’ Out,” HU’s spin on Nick Cannon’s “Wild n’ Out.” Every floor of the building was packed to watch the Blue Squad battle the Black Squad in competition for who could make the audience laugh the most. There were multiple rounds to the night, with each round covering a different topic that kept the audience laughing. Segments ranged from a family reunion round that sent teams out into the crowd to pick an unsuspecting audience … Continue reading Wild night in at HU’s Wylin’ Out

Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”

Shadae Simpson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Another Homecoming Fashion Show is in the books after last week’s “For the Culture” show put on by the students of Hampton University. Students, parents and staff all gathered in the Student Center Ballroom to see this annual show Oct. 22. Although the show seemed effortlessly put together, teams worked for more than a month, enduring long practices, to ensure they put on the best possible show that they could, which means that sometimes practices ran until 2 a.m. However, all the late hours and hard work paid off, because every model presented a … Continue reading Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”

Da Baby takes over da real HU

Andi McCloud | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Tyla Barnes More than 1,000 Hampton University students and Hampton Roads residents Oct. 26 piled into the HU Convocation Center to kick off the HU Homecoming weekend with the annual Homecoming Concert. Da Baby, along with Hampton University’s best talent, performed at this year’s concert and gave Onyx 11 perhaps the greatest concert in their tenure at Hampton. Since the arrival of Onyx 11, this class has made it their duty to leave a mark on Hamptons University’s campus. “With our homecoming theme being ‘A Different Homecoming,’ ode to the show ‘A Different … Continue reading Da Baby takes over da real HU

Pepsi and Essence host star-studded tailgate; Kicks off HBCU initiative

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Photo Credit: Hampton Athletic Marketing Pepsi and Essence joined forces to bring students and alumni the ultimate tailgate experience with guest appearances from Kash Doll, Rotimi, D.J. Envy and more on October 26. This event kicks off the launch of their initiative celebrating black women called “She Got Now.” “Homecoming is a special time for us and to have two power house brands like Pepsi and ESSENCE on campus recruiting, supporting and honoring the young Black women we develop here at Hampton, is phenomenal,” said President Dr. William R. Harvey in a university press release. … Continue reading Pepsi and Essence host star-studded tailgate; Kicks off HBCU initiative

Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Gabrielle Chenault | Local and World Editor Gabrielle Chenault “To be frank, we students just need help.” Hayden Cochran, a junior from Virginia State University, is one of the many students in the United States who faces financial issues when it comes to college.  At a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Bobby Scott and Hampton University, with the theme of the Higher Education Act, many repre- sentatives from colleges across Virginia were present. Students and adminis- trators from schools such as Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Virgin- ia State University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson … Continue reading Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Something in the Water returns in 2020

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Every year on the last weekend of April, college students along the East Coast flock to Virginia Beach for a weekend of camaraderie, relaxation and creating memories to last a lifetime. College Beach Weekend is an event started by students to celebrate the completion of the school year.  Although it was first started as a fun event, in recent years there have been many incidents such as shootings and lootings along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. In efforts to change the stereotype of College Beach Weekend, Virginia Beach native and Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams decided … Continue reading Something in the Water returns in 2020