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

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 … Continue reading The Spring Semester kicks off with Campus Curlz!

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

Staff Writer: Raven Harper 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 … Continue reading Hampton University brings in holiday cheer with 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Staff Writer: Allyson Edge Photo Credit: Isaiah Timmons 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 … Continue reading Team, Family, HU Women’s Club Lacrosse

Winter clothing pop-up boutique provided for Bahamian students

Allyson Edge | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Artem Beliaikin The Hampton University Department of Education, in partnership with the Norfolk, Hampton and Suffolk chapters of the Links, Inc., hosted a pop-up boutique Nov. 1 for the 46 students in the Hampton University community from the University of the Bahamas. The Links, Incorporated is an international organization that was established in 1946. The Links is one of the nation’s oldest volunteer programs committed to enriching the African American community through services to youth, the arts, National Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. Every year, Links contributes more than 1 million … Continue reading Winter clothing pop-up boutique provided for Bahamian students

Stranger Things strikes Hampton for SRT week

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Courtesy of SRT Demogorgons, dodgeball and pies, oh my! The Student Recruitment Team took Hampton students on an exciting adventure through the Upside Down as they kicked off their Stranger Things-themed SRT week. From dodgeball to capture the flag, it was definitely a strange week on the campus of Hampton University. For those of you who don’t know, Stranger Things is a popular sci-fi Netflix series that has become favored among many viewers. When asked what made SRT decide to make the theme Stranger Things, 2019-2020 SRT President Daizha Lankford, a graduating senior … Continue reading Stranger Things strikes Hampton for SRT week

From 1619 to 2019: Black landing to black excellence

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande The year 2019 marks 400 years. It’s the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Africans upon the shores of the future United States of America. In August 1619, “twenty and odd” Africans disembarked from the English ship known as The White Lion upon the shores of Point Comfort, located in what is now Hampton, Virginia. This year, we commemorate the start of it all. Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Nov. 6 hosted an interview and open dialogue between Hampton students and Nikole … Continue reading From 1619 to 2019: Black landing to black excellence