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Candyman actor Tony Todd visits Hampton University 

Christian Thomas | Campus Photojournalist This past Wednesday, actor Tony Todd, star of the 1992 film Candyman, visited Hampton University for a film screening and discussion with students centered around the newest installment of the Candyman franchise and Todd’s various projects.  Invited by Rel Dowdell, a film studies professor in the English and Foreign Languages…


Campus

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones Visits WHOV and Talks New Book
    Christian Thomas | Script Photojournalist Renowned Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stopped by Hampton to discuss her new book as well as how she became interested in journalism on November 10. Hannah-Jones announced her recently released book, entitled The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, along with an accompanying children’s book Born on the Water.…
  • A Look Inside Mosaic, An LGBTQ+ Ally Student Organization 
    Morgan Harris | Staff Writer  The Mosaic Club is an LGBTQ+ and ally student organization at Hampton University. Club members pride themselves on dedicating their efforts to giving a voice to the voiceless within the LGBTQ+ community, bettering their education, and serving their campus community and the community outside of the campus.  “Spreading awareness and…
  • Hampton Students Make Their Voices Heard at the Polls
    Christian Thomas | Script Photojournalist  Hampton University students made sure to make their voices heard as they braced the frigid temperatures to carry out their civic duty on Election Day, Nov. 2. The shuttle picked up students at the university’s Student Center at the top of every hour, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and…

Local and World

  • The Hampton Vaccine Unit administered COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots to the Newport News community 
     Jontaya Moore | Staff Writer The Hampton Health Mobile hosted another vaccine drive at Friendship Baptist Church from 2 to 9 p.m. for the Hampton Roads community on Nov. 3.  The vaccine clinic administered Pfizer vaccines and Moderna boosters, according to Dr. Aviance Lewis, the community engagement coordinator. Vaccines reduce or eliminate numerous infectious diseases that…
  • COVID-19 Creates Academic Struggle for Younger Children 
    Kaiya Otey | Staff Writer Public schools across the nation opened their doors to students in September for the first time since the start of the pandemic. As numerous schools adjust to in-person education after more than a year of teaching virtually, Virginia Beach Public Schools says that many children suffered academically during that virtual…
  • The Inspirational Legacy of Colin Powell
    Jontaya Moore | Staff Writer Colin Powell, U.S. military leader and the first Black Secretary of State, died Oct. 18 at age 84 due to complications from COVID, CNN reports. According to CNN, Powell was fully vaccinated but suffered from other underlying conditions, including multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that can lead to a compromised…

Opinion

  • Black men, stop mocking Black women 
    Grace Elizabeth Hackney | Staff Writer The mockery of Black women can be seen in all sorts of media since the ages of reconstruction. I’m tired of it. The first time I saw content that mocked Black people, specifically Black women, was on Vine. Do you remember the ages of King Bach and his posse?  Do…
  • Black Art Does Not Always Depict the Struggle 
    Alfred Johnson | Staff Writer When it comes to art, interpretations are limitless. From overall looks and aesthetics to the most intricate details, a story is presented and depicted an infinite number of times.  As artists of color, what we make is by us, for us, and it’s our job to help inspire the future…
  • Students Loans are a Problem 
    Sydney McCall | Staff Writer Millions of students across America are in a bind with student loans, even though most have no option but to take them out. For those who have graduated college, loans have been holding them back for years. Student loan debt in the United States totals up to $1.73 trillion and…

Lifestyle

  • Six Simple Workouts: Dorm Edition
    Tyrone Farmer | Staff Writer College can be strenuous, and as a result, so can your eating habits. It may seem cumbersome to stay on track with your health and diet between the cafe’s food, fast food, and many snacks at random. Sometimes working out in public gyms can come with reluctance, so here are…
  • Five Natural Hair Tips for Cool Weather
    Tyrone Farmer | Staff Writer The colder seasons can feel like a dream bringing much joy, like the holiday season, family time and other festivities, but it can be a nightmare for anyone with natural hair.  The cold air causes hair to dry and frizz, which could consequently cause breakage of hair.  Hats, scarves and…
  • Do’s and Don’ts of the Public Library
    Noah Hogan | Staff Writer While students have experienced both incredible highs and possible lows with the passings of both Homecoming and midterm exams, we have reached a pivotal point in the school year. As we continue through the second half of the first semester, students will be looking to buckle down and find a…

Arts and Entertainment

  • King Richard Shoots for the Goal in its Star-Studded Production
    Dante Belcher | Staff Writer The highly anticipated film King Richard stars Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) as Richard Williams, the father of world-renowned tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams, who has a plan that will move Venus and Serena from Compton to the tennis world as…
  • The Hood Librarian: NoName’s Book Club
     Trinity Goppy | Staff Writer Chicago-born rapper and activist NoName started her book club to uplift the voices of people of color in an online and in real life community after an exchange with a few Twitter fans. After going viral with 5,000 retweets, NoName’s Book Club was born in the summer of 2019. “It…
  • Broadway is Black! Black Playwrights Make History
    Trinity Goppy | Staff Writer Seven plays are debuting on Broadway this fall, and for the first time, all seven are written by Black playwrights.  The fall lineup, according to NPR, includes Pass Over, Chicken & Biscuits, Lackawanna Blues, Thoughts of A Colored Man, Trouble In Mind, Clyde’s and Skeleton Crew.  Pre-pandemic, there were very…

Sports

  • Review: “Colin in Black & White”
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer Netflix has released “Colin in Black & White,” a six-part drama series about the life of civil rights activist and former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin in Black & White,” directed by Ava DuVernay, focuses on Kaepernick’s high school life, encompassing his journey as an aspiring quarterback, rejection of…
  • NBA Rule Changes Take the League by Storm 
    Chance Williams | Staff Writer James Harden. Luka Dončić. Trae Young. All three of these athletes in the National Basketball Association are not only tremendous basketball players, but they also have one other thing in common: a reputation for drawing fouls through unnatural movements.  These unnatural movements include: launching their bodies into defenders, moving off of…
  • Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigns after ‘disturbing’ comments are made public
    Wynton Jackson | Staff Writer Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden announced his resignation Oct. 11 after a probe through the Washington Football Team’s emails for a legal inquiry found he sent numerous racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments within the organization, The New York Times reported. The first wave of messages emerged Oct. 8, headlined…