Pepsi and Essence host star-studded tailgate; Kicks off HBCU initiative

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Photo Credit: Hampton Athletic Marketing Pepsi and Essence joined forces to bring students and alumni the ultimate tailgate experience with guest appearances from Kash Doll, Rotimi, D.J. Envy and more on October 26. This event kicks off the launch of their initiative celebrating black women called “She Got Now.” “Homecoming is a special time for us and to have two power house brands like Pepsi and ESSENCE on campus recruiting, supporting and honoring the young Black women we develop here at Hampton, is phenomenal,” said President Dr. William R. Harvey in a university press release. … Continue reading Pepsi and Essence host star-studded tailgate; Kicks off HBCU initiative

Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Gabrielle Chenault | Local and World Editor Gabrielle Chenault “To be frank, we students just need help.” Hayden Cochran, a junior from Virginia State University, is one of the many students in the United States who faces financial issues when it comes to college.  At a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Bobby Scott and Hampton University, with the theme of the Higher Education Act, many repre- sentatives from colleges across Virginia were present. Students and adminis- trators from schools such as Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Virgin- ia State University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson … Continue reading Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Something in the Water returns in 2020

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Every year on the last weekend of April, college students along the East Coast flock to Virginia Beach for a weekend of camaraderie, relaxation and creating memories to last a lifetime. College Beach Weekend is an event started by students to celebrate the completion of the school year.  Although it was first started as a fun event, in recent years there have been many incidents such as shootings and lootings along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. In efforts to change the stereotype of College Beach Weekend, Virginia Beach native and Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams decided … Continue reading Something in the Water returns in 2020

Hampton Players bring jazz to HU

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer The Hampton Players last week put on a lively rendition of the three- time, Tony award-winning play, Ain’t Misbehavin. With a sold-out theater opening night, and an eager crowd full of parents, faculty and students, the performers put on nothing less than a brilliant show.  Accompanied by a combination of the musical and theatrical talent by our very own Hampton students, the flashy costumes and background made this musical overflow with non-stop excitement. The jazzy tunes written by the music legend Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller made it impossible for the audience not to tap their … Continue reading Hampton Players bring jazz to HU

Men & Women Caucus Presents: Camp Caucus Carnival

Shadae Simpson | Staff Writer Members of the Men’s and Women’s Caucus hosted their own Camp Caucus Carnival in the Student Center Atrium on Oct. 10. Women’s Caucus and Men’s Caucus is a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA).  The organization is committed to leading, empowering and serving the Hampton University community and beyond. HU senior Ileana Fenwick, a marine environmental science major from Bowie, Maryland, who is serving as the Women’s Caucus Director for the second year, said that “The ultimate goal of the event was for everyone to engage and to have everyone leave knowing at least one … Continue reading Men & Women Caucus Presents: Camp Caucus Carnival

Opening Convocation: Celebrating new beginning

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer Hampton University held its 77th Annual Opening Convocation ceremony Oct. 6 to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  The keynote address was given by Dr. Desiree Williams, a Hampton alumna, former director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute and a former assistant professor of physical therapy at Hampton University. In her speech, Williams provided three encouraging points for the senior class: “Remember why you are here, life is about choices and if you are called, you are worthy.”  When asked about his thoughts on the speaker, HU student Isaiah Timmons, a senior … Continue reading Opening Convocation: Celebrating new beginning

Meet the 62nd Miss Hampton University, Carmen Jackson

Raven Harper | Staff Writer Tyla Barnes Five contestants competed in the “All That Jazz” 2019-2020 Miss Hampton University Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 4. That evening, the crown for the 62nd Miss Hampton University was given to graduating senior Carmen Mahogany Jackson, a strategic communication major with an area of emphasis in performance, from Lithonia, Georgia. During the week of the pageant, Jackson said that she experienced a plethora of emotions. She was on a strict regimen and consistently prayed leading up to the big night. Even though she was nervous before the pageant, Jackson felt sure that if Miss Hampton was in God’s path for her, no one could take that away. That thought helped her remain … Continue reading Meet the 62nd Miss Hampton University, Carmen Jackson