Bruce Wilson: Leading by example

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer Courtesy of Bruce Wilson Bruce Wilson may be well known on campus for his position as vice president in the Hampton University Student Government Association, but that is just one of the many hats he wears both on and off campus. Growing up in the city of Chicago, Wilson was inspired by his parents, who both devoted their careers to service, and he was also able to witness firsthand the rise of other notable leaders such as President Barack Obama. Wilson’s passion for service has led him to attend many different events and participate in … Continue reading Bruce Wilson: Leading by example

Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus host “Anything but Consent”

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Dozens of women gathered along with Hampton University student-led organizations such as Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus to have a much needed conversation about consent Feb. 12.  The organizations gathered to host a night full of education and fun for all who attended. The night started out with an icebreaker used to jump right into the topic. The audience was split into small groups and were given the task of creating skits to portray what consent is and is not based on their prior knowledge.  Following the skits, the organizations opened the … Continue reading Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus host “Anything but Consent”

A new generation of Alpha Kappa Mu

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Marking a monumental moment in Hampton University’s history and carving a brand new chapter in its history, the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (AKM) held an induction ceremony Feb. 12 in Dett Auditorium to welcome its first line of students since 2016. According to their official website, Alpha Kappa Mu is an interdisciplinary honor society originally founded at Tennessee A&I College (currently known as Tennessee State University) in Nashville, Tennessee, on Nov. 26, 1937. Dr. George W. Gore Jr., the then-dean of Tennessee A&I College, created the honor society to promote and reward academic excellence … Continue reading A new generation of Alpha Kappa Mu

Hampton Players present anti-bullying campaign

Shade Simpson | Staff Writer The Hampton Players & Company presented “The Hundred Dresses: Stop The Violence, Stop the Bullying” campaign in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall. The show ran on Thursday, Feb. 6, and  Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. The performers had a crowd full of students, parents, faculty and community members waiting to see the talent that is the Hampton Players.   The Hundred Dresses is based on the adored children’s book of the same name, which tells the story of a young girl, Wanda Petronski, living in … Continue reading Hampton Players present anti-bullying campaign

Vice President Mike Pence visits Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute

Ayanna Maxwell | Editor-In-Chief Photo Credit: Glenn Knight Vice President Mike Pence visited Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute on Feb. 19 to engage with students, faculty and HUPTI treatment survivors. According to a news release from HU’s Office of University Relations, the visit was arranged with the intention of “supporting the University’s efforts in providing state-of-the-art cancer research and delivering cancer treatment to military veterans and their families.”  With it being Black History Month, Pence’s visit to such a prestigious historically black university was extremely timely. Vice President Pence has established a fervent relationship with Hampton University President Dr. William R. … Continue reading Vice President Mike Pence visits Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute

Hampton University SGA hosts second annual student-led town hall

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer The Hampton University Student Government Association on Feb. 29 hosted its second annual student-led town hall in the Student Center Ballroom.  Specifically, the event was led by the student body president, vice president, student representative to the Board of Trustees and each class president. The idea of the student-led town hall serves as an open dialogue between SGA and the students whom they represent.  Throughout the event, students had the opportunity to come up to the microphone and pose inquiries or make suggestions. Members of the student government requested that students in the audience be transparent … Continue reading Hampton University SGA hosts second annual student-led town hall

Going beyond social media

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels user X Y In this day and age, it is becoming more uncommon to see people not connected to various forms of social media, and to not be well versed in the countless social outlets that these sites offer us. As sites such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter take the world by storm, it is easy to lose oneself in the digital world, and we as human beings even begin to curb our behavior in accordance with how we want ourselves to be portrayed on these social media sites.  The Hampton University Student Counseling … Continue reading Going beyond social media

Wendy’s restaurant opens in The Shops at Hampton Harbors

Raven Harper | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Is there a better way to welcome everyone back for the new spring semester than with a grand opening of a new fast-food restaurant on campus?  Students and administration gathered in The Shops at Hampton Harbors parking lot for the grand opening of Wendy’s on Jan. 24. President Dr. William R. Harvey kicked off the event with a short speech on behalf of everyone who was able to make this happen, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  “Hampton University proudly welcomes Wendy’s to ‘Our Home by the Sea,” Harvey announced to those gathered … Continue reading Wendy’s restaurant opens in The Shops at Hampton Harbors

The impact of Kobe Bryant

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The day Kobe Bryant died – Jan. 26 – is widely regarded now as one of the saddest days in sports history. His death touched people all over the world. From fans, players and friends, millions of people gave tributes, said words or posted pictures of or with the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar.   When Hampton University student Ny’Ombi Harrison heard the news, she figured it was just some fake talk that people were posting about on Twitter.   “My 10-year-old brother called me and was almost in tears asking, ‘Is it true?’” Harrison … Continue reading The impact of Kobe Bryant

Onyx 11 celebrates 100 Days

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Zya Kinney This year’s 100 Days was truly celebrated 100 different ways. As the Hampton holiday commenced, everyone was excited to celebrate the final countdown for our seniors. However, this year’s celebration was a little different. The 100 Days 12-2 that is usually held in the Student Center was moved to the arena of the Convocation Center. Due to this big change, there was a lot of preparation that had to be done to ensure the seniors had a day to remember. Calvin Harris, assistant director of Student Activities, said he and Vice … Continue reading Onyx 11 celebrates 100 Days