Wendy’s restaurant opens in The Shops at Hampton Harbors

Raven Harper | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Is there a better way to welcome everyone back for the new spring semester than with a grand opening of a new fast-food restaurant on campus?  Students and administration gathered in The Shops at Hampton Harbors parking lot for the grand opening of Wendy’s on Jan. 24. President Dr. William R. Harvey kicked off the event with a short speech on behalf of everyone who was able to make this happen, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  “Hampton University proudly welcomes Wendy’s to ‘Our Home by the Sea,” Harvey announced to those gathered … Continue reading Wendy’s restaurant opens in The Shops at Hampton Harbors

The impact of Kobe Bryant

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The day Kobe Bryant died – Jan. 26 – is widely regarded now as one of the saddest days in sports history. His death touched people all over the world. From fans, players and friends, millions of people gave tributes, said words or posted pictures of or with the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar.   When Hampton University student Ny’Ombi Harrison heard the news, she figured it was just some fake talk that people were posting about on Twitter.   “My 10-year-old brother called me and was almost in tears asking, ‘Is it true?’” Harrison … Continue reading The impact of Kobe Bryant

Onyx 11 celebrates 100 Days

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Zya Kinney This year’s 100 Days was truly celebrated 100 different ways. As the Hampton holiday commenced, everyone was excited to celebrate the final countdown for our seniors. However, this year’s celebration was a little different. The 100 Days 12-2 that is usually held in the Student Center was moved to the arena of the Convocation Center. Due to this big change, there was a lot of preparation that had to be done to ensure the seniors had a day to remember. Calvin Harris, assistant director of Student Activities, said he and Vice … Continue reading Onyx 11 celebrates 100 Days

Hampton’s 2020 NPHC Stroll Off

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Kayla Smith On the night of Jan. 17, every level of the Student Center Atrium was packed shoulder to shoulder with Hampton students, to watch the Divine 9 perform to determine who would take home the trophy. Each organization performed to their highest abilities in front of a panel of judges that scored them based on aspects such as entrance and overall performance.  Before the stroll off even began, there was an energetic atmosphere that filled the student center,  fueled by lively music from Hampton’s very own, Bishop Fletcher, a second year cybersecurity … Continue reading Hampton’s 2020 NPHC Stroll Off

Class of 2020: Onyx 11’s final moments as undergraduate students

Raven Harper | Staff Writer Tevin Reid | Photo Credit: Malcolm Lott Hamptonians have arrived back on campus for the spring semester, and for graduating seniors, their last. After four long years, the graduating Onyx class of 2020 is getting ready to cross the stage and go off into the real world equipped with everything Hampton has been preparing them for. What seemed like yesterday, the Onyx 11 class was just moving into Virginia Clevland (VC), Harkness and other freshman dorms. Throughout those next four years, they have discovered themselves, made memories, created families and more. Graduating senior, Tevin Reid, an … Continue reading Class of 2020: Onyx 11’s final moments as undergraduate students

The Greek Olympics presents: NPHC Stroll Off

Shadaé Simpson | Staff Writer Hampton University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) held its annual stroll off show Jan. 17 in the Student Center Atrium.  The show brought together Hampton University’s Black Greek-letter organizations to see who could execute their strolls and put on the most entertaining show for the student body. Students arrived almost an hour before the show began just to get a good seat.  HU student Ashaye Clarke, a junior pharmacy major from Maryland, was excited to gather with friends at the show to kick off the weekend. “The stroll competitions on our campus are usually really interesting … Continue reading The Greek Olympics presents: NPHC Stroll Off

Hampton University Concert Choir Presents MLK Jr. Freedom Choral Concert Series

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Hampton University Concert Choir in conjunction with the Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir hosted a MLK Jr. Freedom Choral Concert Series Jan. 19 in Ogden Hall. The angelic voices of each choir filled the room with sounds of hope, faith and freedom. A few of the songs on the set list were, “Hear My Prayer” by Moses Hogan, “All My Trials” by Norman Luboff, “I Want to Die Easy” arranged by Roland M. Carter and “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” by Ryan … Continue reading Hampton University Concert Choir Presents MLK Jr. Freedom Choral Concert Series