Founder’s Day delivers UPS president, statues

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Matthew White Hampton University history was made Jan. 27. Founder’s Day has always been a day of celebration; it is the anniversary of the university’s founding. However, something set this Founder’s Day apart from past Founder’s Days. This time, Founder’s Day was the occasion for the unveiling of a project that Hampton has been working toward for quite a while now: Legacy Park. As such, this momentous occasion is one that will be marked in Hampton University’s history books, and remembered for years to come, The ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel. The … Continue reading Founder’s Day delivers UPS president, statues

Students’ voices heard at town hall meeting

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Nothing is perfect. Nothing. And as many already know, Hampton University isn’t perfect. There are a plethora of things Hampton students wish to change. It’s natural to have a list of things that you are not happy with. What is wonderful, however, is the chance to voice such concerns, with the assurance that such concerns will be addressed by student representatives. Thursday, Jan. 31, marked the annual town hall meeting, an open forum run by students and organized by the Student Government Association (SGA). This open forum invites students to present their concerns to other … Continue reading Students’ voices heard at town hall meeting

Student spotlight: Heather

Jaylen Harris |Staff Writer @Theupnext__ “I’m the one, believe the hype,” sings Hampton’s own Heather, alongside MoThoro, on their joint EP titled SESH, released Jan 25. After the success of their previous joint EP, it’s about time to get to know the faces behind the music. Heather, who uses her first name as her professional stage name, is a freshman music recording technology major, hailing all the way from Union, New Jersey. She is a part of The Up Next Brand at Hampton, which focuses on highlighting upcoming entrepreneurs and youth through lifestyle, entertainment, motivation, participation in Hampton Choir and … Continue reading Student spotlight: Heather

The arrival of Legacy Park

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Gabryelle Awkard “Legacy Park,” a new project, was unveiled at Hampton University on Jan. 27. The park features statues of several historic figures, all of whom had an impact on humanity and Hampton University. The figures include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, General Samuel Armstrong, Rosa Parks and HU President William Harvey, just to name a few. Jon Hair is the artist who created the iconic sculptures featured in the park. Hampton University’s Board of Trustees chose Hair as the sculptor for many reasons. Hair has built a credible reputation since the … Continue reading The arrival of Legacy Park

Students celebrate Scripps Days

Jaylen Harris | Staff Writer As we enter into the New Year, it’s a great time to be a “Scrippa.” Jan. 15 and 16 were Scripps Days. Scripps Days are a celebration recognizing the school’s partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, an organization derived from the 140-year old broadcasting E.W. Scripps Company. In 2002, the partnership between Hampton University’s School of Journalism and Communications and the Scripps Howard Foundation began with a $10 million grant revolutionizing the school. The school later received another donation of $150,000 to create a multi-platform news enterprise. Students entered the event sporting their best attire, … Continue reading Students celebrate Scripps Days

Hampton University students find the King in themselves at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Llaran Turner (@liventertainmentstudios) The crisp Hampton winter air of 21 degrees couldn’t keep more than 100 students from marching through the campus for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March this past Monday. Following the march, the keynote speaker empowered students to find the King within themselves during the service. “Just like the ’60s needed King and so many others, we need the King in you,” Bishop Derek T. Triplett, this year’s keynote speaker, said to the students in the Memorial Chapel. “Every one of you sitting here today has some dimension of King in … Continue reading Hampton University students find the King in themselves at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service

Strength of a Black Woman

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Flickr user Gage Skidmore Women’s empowerment can mean a lot of different things to different people, but it can also be defined as the social and emotional uplifting of a woman. Mutual support for women is needed in today’s society for a number of reasons. For many women, establishing self-confidence and maintaining stable mental health isn’t an easy process. Ashanti Johnson, a second-year five-year MBA from Atlanta, recognized the need for more voices discussing this topic and decided to found her blog, Strength of a Black Woman. According to the website which can be found … Continue reading Strength of a Black Woman