Hampton University brings in holiday cheer with 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Staff Writer: Raven Harper Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Christmas jingles played throughout the night as many HU students and faculty gathered together at the front of campus Dec. 2 to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree, one of Hampton’s many traditions. This is the 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Hampton has put on at the corner of Emancipation Drive and William R. Harvey Way that President Harvey and his wife started here on campus. The night kicked off with Hampton University’s Christmas Ensemble in unison playing the melodies of some classic Christmas tunes as students gathered around the soon-to-be-lit … Continue reading Hampton University brings in holiday cheer with 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Staff Writer: Allyson Edge Photo Credit: Isaiah Timmons At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the idea of forming a club for women’s lacrosse at Hampton University came to fruition.  What started as a GroupMe chat with about 25 girls became a team and family who practice, train and grow together. Shortly after the formation of the team, seniors Johnathan Napier and Kevin Mondy Jr., who are members of  the Hampton University Men’s Lacrosse team, volunteered to be coaches.  They developed a weekly schedule for the team which includes morning conditioning three times a week as well as nightly … Continue reading Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Winter clothing pop-up boutique provided for Bahamian students

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Artem Beliaikin The Hampton University Department of Education, in partnership with the Norfolk, Hampton and Suffolk chapters of the Links, Inc., hosted a pop-up boutique Nov. 1 for the 46 students in the Hampton University community from the University of the Bahamas. The Links, Incorporated is an international organization that was established in 1946. The Links is one of the nation’s oldest volunteer programs committed to enriching the African American community through services to youth, the arts, National Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Every year, Links contributes more than 1 million … Continue reading Winter clothing pop-up boutique provided for Bahamian students

Stranger Things strikes Hampton for SRT week

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Courtesy of SRT Demogorgons, dodgeball and pies, oh my! The Student Recruitment Team took Hampton students on an exciting adventure through the Upside Down as they kicked off their Stranger Things-themed SRT week. From dodgeball to capture the flag, it was definitely a strange week on the campus of Hampton University. For those of you who don’t know, Stranger Things is a popular sci-fi Netflix series that has become favored among many viewers. When asked what made SRT decide to make the theme Stranger Things, 2019-2020 SRT President Daizha Lankford, a graduating senior … Continue reading Stranger Things strikes Hampton for SRT week

From 1619 to 2019: Black landing to black excellence

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande The year 2019 marks 400 years. It’s the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Africans upon the shores of the future United States of America. In August 1619, “twenty and odd” Africans disembarked from the English ship known as The White Lion upon the shores of Point Comfort, located in what is now Hampton, Virginia. This year, we commemorate the start of it all. Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Nov. 6 hosted an interview and open dialogue between Hampton students and Nikole … Continue reading From 1619 to 2019: Black landing to black excellence

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