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Glamour or scam? Teens’ use of substances in media

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Chances are, if you watch any film or series today, you will see someone using some sort of controlled substance. Whether that be a group of friends comforted by a bottle of booze, smoking cigarettes, or puffing on some “Zaza,” these instances are almost impossible to miss.  Partaking in substance abuse…


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Campus

  • Hampton’s Student Recruitment Team Holds Their Annual Intake Week
    Vashti Dorman | Staff Writer From March 25-30, the Hampton University Student Recruitment Team (SRT) held their intake week virtually with the fresh, inviting theme of “Bridgerton,” a popular Netflix show that was recently released and quickly took social media by storm. The week started with a teaser video announcing the commencement of the week…
  • Hampton University SGA Elections: The Race Begins for Fall 2021
     Noa Cadet | Staff Writer March 23 marked the beginning of Hampton University’s annual SGA Elections. Coordinated by Hampton University’s Office of  Student Activities in conjunction with the Student Government Association (SGA), candidates from across the university filled in their applications to run for class and SGA office positions.  This year, SGA positions such as…
  • Cymmone Yancey, CEO of C.N.D.Y Aesthetics, on Being a Student Entrepreneur
    Nicole Pechacek | Staff Writer Cymmone Yancey is a student entrepreneur who has experienced a lot of success with her brand, C.N.D.Y Aesthetics. On her Instagram, she has amassed over 1,000 followers and rose to prominence despite the pandemic. In this Q&A, Yancy discusses how she started her business and grown her brand.  NP: How…

Local and World

  • Virginia Becomes the 4th State to Ban Animal-Tested Cosmetics
    Jourdyn Grandison | Staff Writer An increasing number of states in the country are prohibiting animal-tested cosmetics. Virginia is the latest to join the list that already includes California, Nevada, and Illinois.  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Humane Cosmetics Act into law on March 16, formally prohibiting cosmetics manufacturers from “conducting or contracting for…
  • Vaccine Rollout Continues for Americans, but Questions Still Linger
    William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer While one’s younger years are not usually a time full of stress, the current health crisis has changed that, and teenagers and young adults around the world are struggling. The pandemic has raised stress factors such as uncertainty about the future, financial hardships, and safety concerns.  Sixty-three percent of 18-to-24-year…
  • The Effects of COVID-19 on Student’s Mental Health and College Experience
    Sydney McCall | Staff Writer While one’s younger years are not usually a time full of stress, the current health crisis has changed that, and teenagers and young adults around the world are struggling. The pandemic has raised stress factors such as uncertainty about the future, financial hardships, and safety concerns.  Sixty-three percent of 18-to-24-year…

Opinion

  • Glamour or scam? Teens’ use of substances in media
    Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Chances are, if you watch any film or series today, you will see someone using some sort of controlled substance. Whether that be a group of friends comforted by a bottle of booze, smoking cigarettes, or puffing on some “Zaza,” these instances are almost impossible to miss.  Partaking in substance abuse…
  • The death of the modern movie theater
    Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Streaming has become everyone’s favorite pastime. We can all admit that since the pandemic started in March 2020, the number of shows and movies we stream on various streaming services has gone up. With the increasing numbers of streaming services going up, more and more money is being put toward different…
  • Kinky chaos: Natural hair community split at the ends
    Kailah Lee | Staff Writer I hate to admit it, but the natural hair community has become toxic. The natural hair movement started as a way for women and men of color to get to know their complicated coils a little better. People were finally understanding their crowns, finding the right products and bonding with…

Lifestyle

  • How Can You be a Better Woman?
    Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Women are powerful. They are life-givers, agents of change, and when banded together, an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.  However, many women have expressed that when issues arise such as lack of self-esteem and being compared to other women, it can be a major roadblock to self actualization. Another woman’s…
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
    Nia White | Staff Writer A current dilemma that faces many Americans today is whether or not to get vaccinated and which vaccine they should take. Currently there are three different types: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Janseen/Johnson & Johnson.  For Hampton students, vaccination is required for students to return to campus for the fall semester. Each of…
  • Allergy Season Remedies
    Brooklyn Young | Staff Writer Spring is here! Which also means that allergy season is too. The pollen during this season can be bothersome and impose on outdoor activities. Not to worry, we have some home remedies that can alleviate those itchy eyes and running noses.  Steam If you’re anything like Jetaun Carpenter from Chicago,…

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Sports

  • NHL gets deal with ESPN
    Aliyu Saadu | Staff Writer ESPN and the NHL announced a seven-year television deal March 10. The new deal will have 100 regular-season games per year on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu. Twenty-five games will be on ABC, ESPN and ESPN +, and Hulu will add 75 ESPN-produced exclusive games to the streaming services starting…
  • NBA prospects have shining and struggling moments in March
    Cameron Crocheron | Staff Writer The month of March has always been an exciting time for college basketball fans with the NCAA Tournament, but it’s also the last time for NBA scouts to evaluate the top college prospects in the country.  March Madness is the perfect time for prospects to prove their worth as the…
  • NFL HBCU Combine to feature two from HU
    Colangelo Parker | Staff Writer All across the sports world, leagues have increased their efforts to highlight the importance of historically Black colleges and universities. Now the NFL is shining a spotlight on HBCUs. The inaugural NFL HBCU Combine will be hosted by UAB—the University of Alabama at Birmingham—on April 9 and 10. Draft hopefuls,…