HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Stephanie Smith | Contributing Writer Hampton University alumna and founder of I Beat Daily, Raychel J., arranged a producer battle in HU’s student center cyber lounge. The event took place on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and was ongoing until midnight. Producers from all around Virginia registered and submitted beats for Raychel’s I Beat Daily event to expose their music and network with other music-enthusiasts, producers, songwriters, judges and more. Before the producer battle, there was a songwriter showcase in which three HU students were a part of. 4AM Chef Jimmy, Franky Bandz and Zay Blaze all got the opportunity … Continue reading HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs

Amber Smith | Staff Writer    Captivating cultures were discussed at Hampton University’s Global Awareness Day. The School of Liberal Arts and Education and the Department of English and Foreign Languages came together to enlighten students about the privileges of studying abroad. Harvey Library Meeting Room was filled with students from all backgrounds and majors to learn more about this process. “Going to Spain is a wonderful experience. You will be working, experiencing new opportunities and earning money,” said Brenda Marrero. Study abroad programs are open to students from any major, and fluency in a certain foreign language is not … Continue reading Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs

Honors College students help local middle schoolers prepare for the PSAT

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor The Freddye T. Davy Honors College’s service learning class hosted a PSAT workshop for Hampton middle schoolers Nov. 18.  The theme of the workshop was “Work hard, Play Hard,” as the students worked hard at the workshop then played hard at the HU vs. HU game. Planning for the workshop began in early November. The students collaborated with middle schoolers from two nonprofit organizations called Diamonds and Pearls and Boyz II Men to help them plan the event. This community service project was part of the UNV 200 service learning class. This class, taught by … Continue reading Honors College students help local middle schoolers prepare for the PSAT

SLP connects with the community

Nylah Powell | Staff Writer On Nov. 17, the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner for families in the Hampton area. They called local churches, shelters, and social services to reach out and see who they could get involved. Members met each family upon entrance and served the families a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Ham, turkey, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, greens and corn bread were some of the dishes served. SLP started hosting this community dinner a few years ago when one of the co-facilitators, Andrew Williams, came up with the idea. According to Student Activities … Continue reading SLP connects with the community

HU’s Graduate and Professional School Fair

Ya-Marie Sesay | Campus Editor As the first semester of the school year comes to an end, Hampton University’s upperclassmen are beginning to think and plan for life after college. HU’s Career Center hosted the 2017 Graduate and Professional School Fair, where students and representatives from various schools and graduate programs had the chance to interact. Schools from across the country set up their displays in the Student Center Ballroom, awaiting students’ arrival to their respective table. Schools of law, journalism, biomedical sciences, theological seminaries, and others shared information about their programs, scholarships, and opportunities for students. “We encourage Hampton … Continue reading HU’s Graduate and Professional School Fair

HU launches Dream No Small Dream II : A $150 million campaign

Ivana Spurlock | Contributing Writer Students, faculty, and community members joined in celebration after the announcement of Hampton University’s Dream No Small Dreams II, a $150 million-dollar scholarship campaign.. The campaign allows for the university to uphold its ‘standard of excellence’ through various advancements, as they continue to fulfill its promise to Hampton University students. Funds for the campaign are targeted to endow scholarships as HU continues to recruit the “best and brightest” students, also supplying chairs and professorship which will support teachers, research, and serving students in various departments such as business, education engineering, liberal arts and more. Programmatic … Continue reading HU launches Dream No Small Dream II : A $150 million campaign

Get in the Game: Sports industry experts visit HU

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Experts came and shared valuable insight on the ins and outs of the sports industry with Hampton University students during a panel discussion in Scripps Howard Auditorium last week. On November 8th, panelists Kelli Webb, publicist and founder of the KBD group, Aaron Rouse, former NFL safety, Carl Francis, NFLPA Director of Communications, and Tony Brothers, NBA referee all graced Scripps with an open forum. Scripps professor, April Woodard and students from her JAC 320 class hosted the event and had the opportunity to ask panelists current event questions. Panelists were each interviewed individually then … Continue reading Get in the Game: Sports industry experts visit HU