Meet Stephanie Walters

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Courtesy of Stephanie Walters Stephanie Walters was only 7 years old when she knew she wanted to have a robust career in journalism. Now the ’08 Hampton grad has an impressive resume that includes owning her own media company with her husband, being the lifestyle correspondent for WAVYTV-10 and even working as the program manager for Pharrell Williams’ nonprofit, From One Hand to Another. Read how the Hampton almuna and media powerhouse reached her successes and what she’s up to now. HS: Tell me a little about your upbringing, and what made you come to … Continue reading Meet Stephanie Walters

Some Confederate monuments still stand

Kierra Calhoun | Staff Writer With the recent resurgence of publicized racial tensions in the United States, there has been much discussion over whether all Confederate monuments should be removed from southern communities. Richmond couple George Braxton and Kelly Harris-Braxton were recently interviewed by Channel 13 News on their personal views about the confederate statues on Monument Avenue and why they believe the statues should be removed. The Braxtons both asserted that Confederate monuments are directly associated with all of the brutalities African Americans have endured in order to benefit the Confederate economy. The couple also views this monument, and … Continue reading Some Confederate monuments still stand

HU students get a taste of the tech industry

Leondra Head | Local & World Editor Hamptonians are gaining insightful knowledge from leaders in the technology sector on endless career opportunities the technology industry has to offer. Nine Hampton students were selected to participate in Spotify’s HBCU Opening Act Conference from a pool of over 1,000 applicants who applied. Spotify offered the conference to students who attend HBCU’s and are interested in pursuing careers in the music-tech and media industries. Students sat with executives and leaders within music, tech and media industries and were provided with insight on how to achieve career goals in these industries. Nia Wellman, a … Continue reading HU students get a taste of the tech industry

Desired Supplies for a desired look

Nyaa Ferary | Features Editor In the Hampton Roads area, there are so many local establishments to try. Since the results of this year’s election season, it is vital to find ways to support black owned businesses to keep the money in communities of color. Attending an HBCU, it’s common to hear conversations of backing our peers and raising each other up, but an even bigger topic would be hair. With that being said, this week’s local black owned business is the Desired Beauty Supplies store founded here in the Hampton area. For the hair gurus and dudes trying to keep … Continue reading Desired Supplies for a desired look

Hampton’s Newest HBCU All-Star: Pearis Bellamy

Nyaa Ferary | Features Editor Pearis Bellamy is one of three Hampton students named a White House HBCU All Star. She is a junior psychology major, leadership studies minor from New Jersey. Attending Hampton on scholarship was a long time goal of hers that she was able to achieve as she began her tenure at Hampton along with the Ogre Phi Ogre ’16 class. She is a part of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College and found out about the opportunity to be an HBCU All Star from an email that Dr. Sabin Duncan put out last semester. Her love … Continue reading Hampton’s Newest HBCU All-Star: Pearis Bellamy

Meet HU Student and YouTube Star Nia Imani

Jasmine Turner | Staff Writer Nia Imani Wellman is a second year strategic communications major from Lithonia, Georgia. Nia is known around campus for her YouTube channel “Nia Imani” which consists of fashion, makeup and beauty tips. Nia Wellman defines beauty as, “Whatever makes me feel confident and the best about myself. Somedays I look in the mirror and see fuzzy edges and other days, I beat my face and slay my hair, but in both cases I still think I’m beautiful. I think its essential for people to have their own definition of beauty and not solely rely on … Continue reading Meet HU Student and YouTube Star Nia Imani