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

Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Flickr User Joey Zanotti Rapper Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down March 31 in front of his business in south central Los Angeles, California. According to NBC, the suspect, Eric Holder, Jr., pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Nipsey Hussle’s funeral was April 11 at Staples Center in L.A., with an attendance of 21,000 guests, Vulture reported. Many people paid tribute to Hussle at the funeral, including multiple celebrities as well as persons who were inspired by … Continue reading Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Hampton celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Empowerment Event

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Gabryelle Awkard As the month of March came to a close, we can’t forget that March marked Women’s History Month, a celebration of women across the world and their contributions throughout history. In celebration of the month-long observance, the Women’s Empowerment Event was March 26 in the Student Center Ballroom. The Women’s Empowerment Event consisted of a panel discussion involving several students, hosted by Megan Hill, the health education specialist at Hampton University. Instead of inviting a speaker to lecture on what a proper, empowered woman was, this event consisted of a discussion between the … Continue reading Hampton celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Empowerment Event

The Hampton Man Initiative

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Joe King The Hampton Man Initiative kicked off March 27 in the Student Center Ballroom. This event consisted of a closed conversation about how the Hampton man can be uplifted and embraced throughout campus. The event was moderated by Calvin Harris and Andrew Morrison. On the panel sat Mr. Pirate, Mike Adams; Paul Harris; Coach Robert Prunty; Assistant Dean Aleczander Woodfield and Matthew White. The topics discussed were centered on the idea of what it means to be a Hampton man today. The original idea was put into place 10 years ago by Dean Woodson … Continue reading The Hampton Man Initiative

Royalty Uplifted: The 2019 Spring Fest Fashion Show

Quinton Burnett | Staff Writer Courtesy of Max Barnes Guests, seated. Models, dressed. Miss Hampton, resplendent. Miss Hampton’s SpringFest fashion show, Royalty Uplifted, was a showcase of Hampton Roads sartorial talent. A roster featuring brands Kinetic Styles (@kineticstyles), Divine Echelon (@divineechelon), Slump (@slump757), Koncrete Kulture (@koncretekulture), and Kenneth Love (@kennethllove) stormed the stage in an electrifying show representing the season’s hottest trends. Athleisure, all over print, neon and contemporary vintage delighting the eyes of the audience in five precisely executed scenes courtesy of Hampton’s finest (pun intended), New Era Modeling Troupe. Starting off the show with a bang, Kinetic Stylez … Continue reading Royalty Uplifted: The 2019 Spring Fest Fashion Show

The revival of Springfest

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer This year’s Springfest is around the corner, and speculation has already begun rising about the events for this year’s festivities. Last year, this week fell short compared to the previous year’s celebration. But while the turnout for last year’s events weren’t big, the Hampton tradition remained intact. Hopefully this year’s Springfest will revitalize this tradition. “Last year’s Springfest wasn’t very exciting, I feel as if students should’ve had more input into the events,” said Jaylah James, a second-year psychology major from Chicago. “Many of the events also had low attendance.” The Greer Dawson Wilson Student … Continue reading The revival of Springfest