Choosing housing

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Hamptonu.edu The 2019 Spring Semester is almost over! The hard work, the studying and the long nights are coming to a close, giving way to an enjoyable summer! For some of us, this is the end of a very long journey, with four or more years of hard work and dedication finally paying off as graduation nears. Yet, for many of us, the journey continues. So before we ride off back to our respective homes, or to wherever the summertime vibe takes us, it is imperative to ensure that we handle the remainder of our … Continue reading Choosing housing

Forecasted summer 2019 fashion trends

Brandi Hutchinson | Staff Writer Get ready to let go of your cozy, warm and neutral looks because the sun is back. It’s time to time to start wear- ing less and going out more, so here are some predicted trends for the summer of 2019. Patterns Snakeskin Animal print has been a staple in the fashion industry and probably won’t leave any time soon. Recently, the snake has slithered its way back into the fashion scene. There’s snake- skin everywhere from the runways to your social media feeds. This natural evolution of snakeskin is mostly seen on skirts, faux leather … Continue reading Forecasted summer 2019 fashion trends

Concert Choir enjoys Jacksonville trip

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Flickr User Brandon Giesbrecht The year 2019 is off to a wonderful start. This is a year of new opportunities, especially for Hampton University’s Music Department. Earlier in the semester, it was revealed that the marching band will have the opportunity to perform in Rome in 2020. This time, the latest news focuses on the choir and the announcement that its members recently traveled from its Home by the Sea to perform in Jacksonville, Florida. Hampton’s Concert Choir on Feb. 7 went on its annual trip to Jacksonville to perform at Bethel Church. Bethel is … Continue reading Concert Choir enjoys Jacksonville trip

NAACP Founders Day Celebration

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer The NAACP celebrated its Founders Day on Feb. 12. In recognition of this occasion the Hampton University Chapter of the NAACP hosted Club Dubois’ Open Mic. The event was hosted in Dubois Hall Lobby, and it featured live music and poetry. “The NAACP is a Civil Rights Advocacy organization that fights against injustices that people face in various fields including health, criminal justice, political action, LGBTQ, Education and several other aspects here on campus. On Founders Day, we participated in the Open Mic night held at Club Dubois,” Jeremiah Edwards said. Edwards is the Hampton … Continue reading NAACP Founders Day Celebration

Redefining Masculinity: 2019 Mr. Ivy Scholarship Pageant

Jaylen Harris | Staff Writer Marquis Hughes The Oxford English Dictionary defines masculinity as “Qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men.” Characteristics commonly associated with masculinity include strength, not being overly emotional, aggressiveness and an appreciation for watching or participating in sports. With society telling you the “correct” way to act, these limitations hinder the maturation of boys to manhood, because there is less space for them to truly be themselves. At Hampton University, masculinity does not seem to be that big of an issue. Instead, many guys on campus pride themselves on doing their own thing, joining dance … Continue reading Redefining Masculinity: 2019 Mr. Ivy Scholarship Pageant

Trials and tribulations result in trophies for Hampton’s track team

Randall Williams | Sports Editor HamptonPirates.com | Todd Drexler After winning the Big South Conference Championship indoor track meet this past Saturday, the Hampton University Men and Women’s Track & Field teams are now champions. This, despite practice problems, as well as a near tragedy that threatened to knock them off track – or worse. For the women, even though there were nine teams competing, the meet turned out to be a two-team race. The Lady Pirates dueled with High Point University for most of the competition and ultimately edged them out by 3.5 points. The men had a similar … Continue reading Trials and tribulations result in trophies for Hampton’s track team

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