Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”

Shadae Simpson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Another Homecoming Fashion Show is in the books after last week’s “For the Culture” show put on by the students of Hampton University. Students, parents and staff all gathered in the Student Center Ballroom to see this annual show Oct. 22. Although the show seemed effortlessly put together, teams worked for more than a month, enduring long practices, to ensure they put on the best possible show that they could, which means that sometimes practices ran until 2 a.m. However, all the late hours and hard work paid off, because every model presented a … Continue reading Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”

Da Baby takes over da real HU

Andi McCloud | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Tyla Barnes More than 1,000 Hampton University students and Hampton Roads residents Oct. 26 piled into the HU Convocation Center to kick off the HU Homecoming weekend with the annual Homecoming Concert. Da Baby, along with Hampton University’s best talent, performed at this year’s concert and gave Onyx 11 perhaps the greatest concert in their tenure at Hampton. Since the arrival of Onyx 11, this class has made it their duty to leave a mark on Hamptons University’s campus. “With our homecoming theme being ‘A Different Homecoming,’ ode to the show ‘A Different … Continue reading Da Baby takes over da real HU

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