Wendy’s restaurant opens in The Shops at Hampton Harbors

Raven Harper | Staff Writer

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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 around him.

Wasting no time, President Harvey and other administration and individuals responsible for the making of this establishment, including SGA president Jonathan Mack, picked up scissors for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and simultaneously cut the ribbon, thus granting access to the establishment. 

Full of excitement, students swarmed into the newly built restaurant for free Frostys in honor of the grand opening. HU student Casmere Street, a sophomore strategic communication major and leadership studies minor from Chicago, was one of the many students waiting to order along with some of her fellow members of the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program.

“I feel like this new Wendy’s is bringing amazing new job opportunities,” Street said. “It’s also a great place for students to hang out.”

This new location comes with full-time management positions and 30 part-time positions for individuals in the Hampton Roads community, created by franchise owner Wen GAP, marking this its 22nd establishment. 

This particular location consists of an indoor restaurant as well as a drive-thru. Inside the restaurant, there are multiple kiosks for self-ordering, a Pepsi drink machine, booths and sofa chairs for lounging.

In regards to the campus community, this new fast-food option is huge. At the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, a full-service Chick-Fil-A and Pizza Hut were built in Hampton University’s Student Center, serving as new food options for the students on campus in addition to the previously established Pirate’s Cafe (in conjunction with Starbucks), Planet Smoothie, Pirate’s Grill and University Cafe. 

Wendy’s will now join Wing Zone, Subway, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Palm Tree Carribean Cafe, and Golden City Chinese Restaurant as food options in The Shops at Hampton Harbors. For students living on campus, they have multiple places to choose from in close walking distance when the cafe food isn’t quite in their appetite.

“I love how they decided to bring an affordable food option as opposed to something that costs a little more,” Morgan Albert said. “Being a college student, you only have so much to spend. At Wendy’s, you can get a whole meal and more for about five dollars.”

Albert, a sophomore chemical engineering major from Detroit, was one of the many students excited to see Wendy’s on campus.

“This is going to be everybody’s new go-to on campus,” Albert said. “I can already see it. They should expect some huge traffic after 12-2’s and other functions.”

This new addition to Hampton’s campus seems to already be a favorite by many. They should expect to be around for a while because Hampton students sure hope so. Especially for the 4-for-4 meal deals.

 

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 said. “I had to reassure him that it was just rumors at the moment. I quickly realized just how much Kobe Bryant meant to every little black boy around the world. He was their Superman. Once it was confirmed, I was in shock and disbelief. The news was very heartbreaking and unsettling.”

Bryant was not only just a great basketball player; he had a mindset that was 

parallel to none.

  Although Bryant took a lot of heat for the way he played basketball and his mannerisms of always being locked in and focused, on and off the floor, after retiring from the NBA in 2016, his persona changed. Bryant won an Oscar for his “Dear Basketball” short film, he became more active in coaching his daughter Gianna’s basketball team and spent extra time with the family that he didn’t have when he was playing.

  “I myself was not a big fan, but almost every basketball fan I knew was, especially my dad,” Harrison said. “Kobe was a stand-up guy, on and off the court, and I have nothing but respect for him. I feel his death reminded me that life is too short, and it really made me think about my purpose in life and how I want to leave my legacy here on earth.”

  During the 100-days-until-graduation celebration, HU senior Brian White could be seen wearing a Bryant shirt with 8 on the front and 24 on the back – Kobe’s two uniform numbers with the Lakers.

  “It was phenomenal,” White said, speaking of the tribute before the Lakers-Portland Trail Blazers game Friday. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.”

  During the tribute, Lakers star LeBron James had a paper with some words already prepared to speak about Bryant, but he ended up tossing it and speaking from the heart.

  He closed his words by going back to Bryant’s retirement speech.

“In the words of Kobe Bryant, ‘Mamba Out,’” James said. “But in the words of us, ‘Not Forgotten.’”

James promised that he and the Lakers would carry on Bryant’s legacy on his back in his tribute post on Instagram as well. 

  Bryant was not only just a great basketball player; he had a mindset that was parallel to none. Playing through tons of injuries – ankle, knee, finger and so forth – he never backed down. Kobe promised to play when he had the opportunity and hated taking nights off. He changed the game of basketball for eternity by showing passion for the game from start to finish, no matter the matchup at hand.

Bryant was known for his scoring abilities and clutch gene on the basketball court, but he passed away as someone he had become off the court: A #GirlDad. 

Onyx 11 celebrates 100 Days

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer

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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 President for Administrative Services and Student Affairs Dr. Barbara Inman intended to “try to find a safe space and make it fun for everyone,” which was where the idea of having it in Convo sparked. 

He also said that “in the past couple of years, the 100 Days celebration has not been a sanctioned Hampton University event,” which led to more safety hazards when confined to the student center. Harris said the only major challenge faced when planning the 100 Days celebration for this year was “trying to satisfy the majority” considering that they knew 100 Days would be a day when many students would take part, not just the seniors. The Convocation Center was transformed into a carnival atmosphere with a giant-sized inflatable pirate welcoming students as they filled the floor. Pizza, chips and beverages were available. There was even a cash vault money machine. From first-year students to seniors and even administrators, everyone let their cares go away as they celebrated this big accomplishment for the class of 2020. 

To Jonathan Mack, a graduating senior kinesiology major from Virginia Beach and current SGA president, and many other students of the senior class, these last 100 days are more than just days marked off on a calendar. When asked what 100 Days means to him, Mack said, “For me, it means that a chapter of my life that I’ve invested so much time and effort into here at Hampton University is coming to a close; but at this stage of the journey, I can truly say that I gave it all I could while here.”

Between the hustle and bustle of the day, there were a lot of memorable moments through it all. In terms of which moments were the best, Senior Class President Armohn Erskine, a senior business management major, psychology minor from Atlanta, said: “I would definitely say the mob over to Convo. The excitement had been building up for years, and it was really moving to see everyone taking in the experience and being able to celebrate as seniors.” 

When asked how he would describe 100 Days this year in three words, Jonathan Mack said, “Transcending, exciting, legendary.”  

Since 100 Days is a celebration that the entire campus joins in on, this year’s 100 Days gave the younger students a lot to look forward to. Julian Wright, a first year business finance major, leadership studies minor from Charlotte, said, “I feel my last 100 Days will be bittersweet knowing it is my last; but the fact that I’ll have experienced it with my friends of all four years and [that it will be] my own will be one of the biggest things to look forward to.” 

This year’s celebration was truly a success and enjoyed by all, including Dr. Inman. When commenting on the outcome of 100 Days this year, she said: “I want to commend the Office of Student Activities, the Student Affairs team, the Hampton University Police Department, the SGA President and the Senior Class President for coordinating this year’s 100 Days to graduation celebration. … I am so proud of the graduating class. The countdown begins now.” 

For the classes following the class of 2020, Mack had a couple words to share to ensure that they make the most out of their own 100 Days. 

“Enjoy your experience, but don’t lose sight of your goals and handling your business so that when the time comes, it will be a genuine celebration of your 100 Days.” 

For the seniors, these last 100 days will be filled with many lasts, but as graduation day approaches, hopefully these days will be ones they will never forget.

Hampton’s 2020 NPHC Stroll Off

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer

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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 major from Philadelphia, PA, also known as DJ Bflex. However, once the night kicked off, there was no stopping it. 

 The performances started off with a “fiery” introduction by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated that brought the fire right to the center of the crowd. Next, the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated took the floor with a hard-hitting team performance dressed in sweatsuits and all, that got the crowd hyped. After they left the stage, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated was on a secret mission to save the planet in their Men In Black inspired performance. They added a little extra flair with their use of an actual “alien” coming out to battle with the Sigmas. 

The last organization to take the stage was Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. The Alphas decided to place us in Hampton’s own version of the BET awards. This high-intensity performance was filled with everyone’s favorite songs and personalized award sections including “overplayed songs at Hampton” and “R&B song of the year.” 

After hard work put in by each of the organizations that participated tonight, it was time to decide a winner. The Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated took home the trophy out of the three fraternities that competed. For the Sorority winner, the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta took home the title.

Of course with a big crowd watching each of the organizations, it had to have been a lot of pressure to show out for the audience. When asked how it felt to perform in the stroll off, Rhian Collier, a graduating senior, Psychology major from Houston, TX and a Spring 2019 initiate into the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta said, “it felt amazing with it being my first stroll off…I had a great time being able to do it with my sisters.” The performers were not the only ones that felt the adrenaline rush of the night. Justin Isaacs, a first-year finance major from Baltimore, MD was part of the crowd tonight. After being asked how it felt to be among the crowd while watching the performance, he said, “it was a great experience, I’m so glad that I was able to attend and I definitely will make sure that I don’t miss this event next year.” 

Between the themes and outstanding creativity from each performance, this year’s Stroll Off was another success and a good way to end Hampton’s NPHC week.

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

Raven Harper | Staff Writer

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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 aviation management major with a concentration in airport administration from Norfolk, VA is one of the many seniors going into their last semester at Hampton who really saw growth within themselves in just four years. Reid claimed that while at Hampton, he discovered his purpose and has been able to start living fully during his junior and senior years.

Now a senior, he has many important moments to look forward to, including Senior Ball, Odgen crossing and graduation, just to name a few. However, his upcoming senior capstone project will arguably be the highlight of his semester. In April, Reid will be proposing a newly created major for the Aviation Department, which is a huge accomplishment that his first-year self couldn’t have even imagined.

“Before I came to Hampton, I didn’t talk,” Reid said. “All I did was observe. I thought it was cool to be in the background. Now people want me in the front. People want me to be the voice. It’s like, Tevin, you’ve done something.”

The question every senior gets is “What’s next?” Yet many are still just in awe of how far they have come since the fall semester of 2016. 

Jordyn Edwards, a graduating senior from Indianapolis majoring in strategic communications with an emphasis in liberal studies, described her past four years as “life-changing,” to say the least.

Four years in college seems like a lot of just going to class and work, but according to most seniors, most of the learning was outside the classroom and about themselves.

“Hampton has taught me to be courageous while on pursuit of building my career. I was granted so many opportunities that I didn’t think I was qualified for, but you never really know what you are capable of until you try and give it your all.”

After graduation, Jordyn plans to run her own business, Creating Her Own, a lifestyle branding and design company and work as a brand manager within the media industry. 

Graduating often means letting go of the old college student festivities. During the past four years, the Onyx class has surely racked up a lifetime of unforgettable memories.

As part of the HU Homecoming CommLITee this year, Jordyn’s favorite memory was the entire Homecoming week. 

“I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun in one weekend before!” Edwards said. “From meeting alumni, embracing the HBCU culture and hanging out with friends, it was definitely ‘A Different Homecoming’ that I will never forget.”

Reid added: “I’m gonna miss the people here. The people are what really kept me here.”

With three months left to go, the class of 2020 is ready to tackle this last semester and finish out strong. Like Hampton has always taught, it’s time to work hard now so they can play harder come April. Good luck to the graduating class of 2020. The clock starts now.

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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 and fun to attend,” Clarke said. “I’m excited to see what the vibe is like tonight.”

Each organization stepped and danced in formation to their own themed routines. The theme for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was firefighters in training. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. had an Olympic-themed performance along with athletic clothes and equipment. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. gave a Men in Black theme. And, finally, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brought back some R&B and Soul throwbacks with their BET Awards-themed performance. 

The performers from each organization were very dynamic. The synchronization and sharpness of each team showcased their individuality and dedication to their organization. The energy in the room was electrifying because the performers’ high energy throughout the night prompted the audience to stay in tune with the show, sing along to the music and dance around. This made the performers even more hype during their strolls.

As the DJ controlled the crowd for the last time, the judges of the competition tallied up the scores. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. walked away as the 2020 Stroll-Off Competition champions, bringing home the winning trophies. Although only two teams could be selected as champions, this year’s show featured an intense and competitive lineup of performances that were all very deserving.

HU student Paige-Monét Vosges, a senior journalism major, said her favorite part of the show was seeing the creativity of the performances, and she was surprised by all the work and effort that was put into creating the perfect show. 

“I loved that everyone was so energized,” Vosges said. “Everyone enjoyed themselves. I love that we were all able to come together and really just enjoy everything about the moment.”

All in all, NPHC’s event was worth catching. It provided a night of free entertainment and an engaging experience. Attendees, who were mainly HU students, appeared to have a great time intermingling with each other and enjoying the music being played.

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 Murphy. Given the titles of these pieces, the message of the concert is appropriately executed. 

According to first-year Hampton student and biology pre-med major, Brevyn Belfield, the African American hymns and “negro spirituals denote a story about black culture, black history and what African Americans dealt with.” 

Despite the hardships and oppression that the African American community faced in the past, members of the community were able to remain rooted in their faith and keep hope alive through song. Particularly, Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be remembered for his key role in the Civil Rights Movement and the sacrifices he made to make a change in society. It is important to be reminded of the lessons presented in these songs because they are still applicable to African Americans today. 

When asked their favorite songs that they sung during the concert, Nate Abdul- Haqq, a first-year strategic communications major and member of the HU Concert Choir named “If I Can Help Somebody.” 

“It’s a beautiful piece of work and here at Hampton University we have a community where people seek to help others,” said Abdul-Haqq. “As a result, I am accustomed to helping my peers out if I can. That in short is why it is significant to me.” 

HU student Jordan Grundy, a sophomore kinesiology pre-Med major and another member of the concert choir said, “My favorite song that I sang tonight was the song called ‘I want to die easy.’ 

“The significance of the song comes from the title, speaking to how a person would like to be at peace than suffer any longer,” Grundy explained. “This song is also connected to how they would like to be reconnected with Jesus. This song is my favorite for the constant mood shifts throughout the song as well as the soloist who does an outstanding job singing solo.” 

 At the end of the concert, the final pieces were “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Ronald M. Carter and “We Shall Overcome.” The lights were turned on for these two songs and the audience was asked to stand, which brightened the mood and aligned with the lyrics. Since each of these songs are centered around ideas of hope and happiness, the brightness of the lights reflected the concept of rising above oppression.  

While singing “We Shall Overcome,” the two choirs held hands as they sang “we shall walk hand in hand, we shall overcome one day.” The visual representation of unity helped emphasize the many people who worked together to fight for the rights of African Americans, which in turn opened the door for more opportunities in various aspects of society. 

 

The Spring Semester kicks off with Campus Curlz!

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer

It is that time of the year again: time to pack away the holiday decorations and return to Hampton University. 

The launch of the new year brings new opportunities and a chance to make new memories meant to last a lifetime. Hampton University’s very own Campus Curlz organization was very quick to take such thinking to heart with their annual welcoming ceremony for new members held Jan. 16.

At this event, Campus Curlz opened their arms to new members with their welcoming ceremony, taking in young women and men who had spent the past semester working tirelessly to ensure his/her acceptance. 

According to HU student Kennedi Jackson, a junior journalism major and leadership studies minor from Atlanta and who currently serves as Head of Mentors for Campus Curlz, the organization was started in 2017 as a “national hairbase, community service organization meant to uplift women and men in the community, do service around Hampton Roads and promote positivity regarding one’s body image.” 

HU Student Jasmine Macklin, a senior business management major from Chicago and Campus Curlz’s Vice President, further explained Campus Curlz’s outstanding contributions to Hampton University through engaging and versatile events such as feminine care drives, recycling events around campus, domestic violence seminars and social networking outlets.

The organization’s hard work isn’t going unnoticed either. According to Macklin, “Campus Curlz receives 40 to 80 applications a year” from students who want to have a chance to be a part of a close-knit community. 

The application process is handled in two stages. The first stage is a regular paper application, on which potential members fill out their information and express their interest in the organization. Applicants who pass this stage move on to group interviews, which allows the executive board of Campus Curlz to get a feel for a candidate’s qualities during a face-to-face conversation. Candidate who make it through the group interviews are then accepted into the organization during the welcoming ceremony, which also serves as the induction of these newest members.

The number of people who want to get in on the Campus Curlz action may be surprising to some, but it certainly isn’t surprising to members of the organization, such as Ariana Green, a senior marketing major from Maryland, who didn’t hesitate when asked to share her experience with the organization: 

“My experience has been amazing,” Green said. “Campus Curlz has played a vital role in helping me build my business: Ariana’s Canvas. I’m so grateful for my friends, the tips that I’ve learned, and the opportunities I’ve had to showcase my talents at events.”

With new members now in the fold, the sky is the limit for Campus Curlz! Congratulations to all the new members, and Hampton University cannot wait to see what will come next. 

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

Staff Writer: Raven Harper

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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 tree to give thanks and welcome in the new holiday season. Some of the people in attendance included President Harvey and his wife, the royal court lead by the new 62nd Miss Hampton University Carmen Jackson and Mr. Pirate Jamil Gambari, SGA President Jonathan Mack and University Chaplain Reverend Haggins. Reverend Haggins began the event with an invocation, followed by words and introductions from Miss Hampton representing the entire royal court.

Marissa Black, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies major from Baltimore, Maryland is just one of many students who attended the tree lighting Monday night.

“The tree lighting is one of the few things I enjoy coming to at the end of the fall semester before finals. It’s so nice seeing all of Hampton come together like a family. I think it puts the campus and school more in the holiday spirit,” Black said.

The tree lighting is always just a couple of weeks before the fall semester ends before students and faculty go home to their families for the holidays. This night was a reminder to all who came about the reason for the season being the importance of giving, one of the many things President William R. Harvey tries to instill in every Hamptonian.

Many of those things are listed in Hampton’s University Code of Conduct, including the rule to be kind to yourself and others. During this holiday season, there are many ways to show kindness to others. One way to start is through giving. You can go the simple route by giving time, love and attention to family members. You can give also give kindness by donating food and clothes to the less fortunate. When we think of the holiday season, we think of our families and being inside spending time with them, but there are hundreds of less fortunate families, people without families and homeless people in your own surrounding neighborhood who could use some kindness this holiday season. Think about them while at home and spread the Christmas spirit of giving that President Harvey shared at the Tree Lighting last week.

Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Staff Writer: Allyson Edge

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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 practices four times a week. Both coaches have taken time out of their busy schedules as student athletes to invest in the development of this team. Despite the obstacles the team faced, such as not having all of the appropriate gear necessary or difficulty obtaining field time with the lights, the team remained determined and found time for practice.

When asked about her favorite part of being on the team, HU sophomore psychology pre-med major Nina Pinto said, “Seeing the growth every practice. We really banded together as a family and each of us brings something to the table, so we are consistently improving and thriving off of each other’s progress and energy.” 

Throughout the semester, the team has grown closer through team dinners and bonding activities, which have heavily contributed to their growth on the field. Also, the key components that have helped the team continue to grow is the dedication that everyone has to improve their skills and their lacrosse IQ. 

According to defender Hunter Maddox, a second-year nursing major, she hopes that in the future the program is “taken seriously and eventually becomes division one.” Although there are a wide range of experience levels on the team, everyone supports and pushes each other to improve. This strong sense of teamwork and desire to take the program to the next level will allow the team to succeed in the future. Another goal by team co-captain Amira Sparrow, a second-year psychology major, is for the team to have “scrimmages and games with other schools.” 

Thus far, there are only three historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) with women’s lacrosse teams: Howard University, Delaware State University and the University of the District of Columbia. Hopefully, Hampton will soon become the fourth HBCU to join the list and be able to further develop the women’s lacrosse team.