“A Taste for the Beautiful”: African impact on American culture

Shadae Simpson |Staff Writer In acknowledgement of the statewide “American Evolution: Virginia to America, 1619-2019 Commemoration and the City of Hampton’s First African Landing at Old Point Comfort Commemoration,” the Hampton University museum Sept. 27 had its opening reception, where guests will be able to meet the artist and enjoy the art for the new, “A Taste for the Beautiful” exhibit. The highlight of the event was Hampton University alumni showcasing their work in the “A Taste for the Beautiful.” This event displayed how the artists have been influenced directly and indirectly by African culture. The artists included Kwabena Ampfro-Anti, Chinedu Okala and … Continue reading “A Taste for the Beautiful”: African impact on American culture

Hampton celebrates National Recovery Month with annual open forum

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer When we think of the month of September, usually our thoughts are centered around returning to school, the cost of textbooks and due dates. However, September is also notable for being National Recovery Month. This month is dedicated to the celebration of people recovering from substance abuse and to increasing awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. In commemoration of National Recovery Month, Hampton University again partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to hold their annual open forum discussion in the Student Center Ballroom on Sept. 25. Led by the … Continue reading Hampton celebrates National Recovery Month with annual open forum

New this year: Peer 2 Peer

Allyson Edge |Staff Writer The beginning of the 2019 Fall semester marks the inaugural year of a new program on campus, the Certified Peer Health Educator Program, also referred to as Peer 2 Peer. The Hampton University Health Center launched this program with the objective to educate, support and promote balance of well-being at Hampton University. Additionally, the program aims to create a safe environment for the members of our community through the connection of peers. Even though there is a Certified Health Education Specialist available on campus, research suggests that peer-driven interventions tend to be more effective and beneficial … Continue reading New this year: Peer 2 Peer

HU students flock to Fall Career Fair

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Kayla Smith Dozens of motivated Hampton students gathered Sept. 26 in the Convocation Center for the University Career Fair with the hope of creating connections that could secure their futures. With more than 100 tables of representatives from major corporations such as Bank of America to school districts from Georgia, students mingled with eager employers. Hampton has always been a huge advocate for preparing its students for success, and this career fair was an excellent opportunity for both the students and recruiters. The University Career Fair is a way for students to be … Continue reading HU students flock to Fall Career Fair

Hampton University welcomes students from the Bahamas

Raven Harper | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Shortly after Hurricane Dorian swept across the islands of the Bahamas, destroying homes, lives and families, President William R. Harvey extended Hampton University’s campus to students from the University of the Bahamas. In an agreement with the North Campus of the University of the Bahamas, displaced students were offered free tuition and room and board for the 2019 fall semester. At an orientation program Sept. 24 in the Student Center Ballroom, the new students were greeted by the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program, administration and fellow peers. The HU Marching … Continue reading Hampton University welcomes students from the Bahamas

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