Gucci criticized for sweater’s resemblance to blackface

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Flickr User Heidi Uusitorppa The popular fashion brand Gucci infuriated many customers with its release of a black sweater which resembles blackface. The black wool balaclava sweater – appearing similar to blackface, the practice of non-black performers wearing black makeup on their face in order to make a mockery of the behaviors and features of black people – arrived as an unappreciated, unpleasant surprise during Black History Month. While some people say this was merely a lapse in judgment from the brand, others think this is an outward act of racism and have decided to … Continue reading Gucci criticized for sweater’s resemblance to blackface

Five bad habits for college students to avoid

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Unsplash User Manan Chhabra College is the time to develop professional skills and lifelong relationships. Unfortunately, many students also develop some unhealthy practices during things during this time: bad habits. And, like many things, these can stick with you for life. Here are five of the worst ones to have: Bad Habit number 1: Impulse buying  If you have gone to Target to purchase one thing and left with 20, you may have an impulse buying issue. Impulse buying is “the buying of goods without planning to do so in advance, as a result of … Continue reading Five bad habits for college students to avoid

Awakening the Cardi B in us all

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer Okurrrrrr! Cardi B’s hustle took her straight to the top. You can do that, too. Rapper Belcalis “Cardi B” Almánzar’s Grammy win for Best Rap Album calls for a time of reflection on the Cinderella story that has become her career. Feb. 10, the 25-year-old rapper took home her first Grammy—an award for her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. Cardi B’s success story is one for the books. The Bronx native originally made a name for herself by gaining popularity on Instagram, documenting her stripper lifestyle. She then became a cast member on the VH1 … Continue reading Awakening the Cardi B in us all

Spring break or bust

Gabrielle Tazewell | Lifestyle Editor Unsplash User Manan Chhabra Although we are currently still enduring winter, the time has come to start thinking about our plans for Spring Break 2019. But rather than just discussing some of our fellow Hamptonians’ plans, let’s share some tips to planning your break. These tips include how to efficiently pack without overpacking, finding the cheapest plane tickets and finding fun attractions. When it comes to packing, we all have issues in regards to selecting and storing our belongings. The first tip for packing is to separate and differentiate. Separating and differentiating will help you … Continue reading Spring break or bust

Actors bask in the spotlight at the SAG Awards

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer Actors hopped off the big screen and onto the sparkling red carpet at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27. Stars floated into the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles wearing the newest and brightest threads. Here are some of the best outfits of the night. Lady Gaga emerged as the most elegant woman of the evening, donning a white Dior couture gown with a thigh-high slit, Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany & Company jewelry. Black Panther co-stars Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o slayed the red carpet together. Gurira was adorned in a … Continue reading Actors bask in the spotlight at the SAG Awards

Be your own valentine

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer CreateHer Stock Falling in love with yourself should always happen before falling in love with somebody else. If we fail to show ourselves the unconditional love we seek from other sources, we cannot teach other people how to love us correctly. As Valentine’s Day approaches, many people are preoccupied with the thought of romantic partners. That is not necessary. Before this upcoming holiday, learn how to be your own valentine if you have not yet met your match. To be your own valentine, you must shower yourself with the love that you wish to receive. … Continue reading Be your own valentine

Kinks and curls: Transitioning your hair

Gabrielle Tazewell | Staff Writer Flickr User Carl Welch Natural hair in the black community has been pushed under the rug for years. Due to the media’s influence, many black people believe that straight hair is the only style that can be considered beautiful and accepted by society. What’s truly beautiful about the brown girl is the fact that she can rock all styles, shapes and looks without caring about what others think. Although there is still more progress to be made, black women are feeling more confident in their skin and hair. It’s a confidence that has been hidden … Continue reading Kinks and curls: Transitioning your hair