Embracing your natural beauty

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User: Inimfon Ekpoh   In a world full of Instagram baddies, bundles and beat faces, being natural can come as a task. Not only do jobs require you to look “professional” and “neat,” but so does society. It’s nearly impossible to be the real you. You would think that being natural—whether that means wearing your natural hair or just rocking a bare face—would come easy, but it doesn’t. Call it a double standard or call it unfair, but that’s just the way it has always been. Women, particularly black women, must put … Continue reading Embracing your natural beauty

Holiday giving ideas

Myeshia Barrett | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Dennis Sylvester Hurd With the holiday season sneaking up on everyone, it is important that college students focus on giving back. Depression gets harsher when the seasons change. November and December can be very dreadful to people who have experienced things like losing loved ones or not getting gifts. Some don’t even have families to spend holidays with. To ease the pain of the seasons, here are some of the easiest ways to give back. Canned goods drive Most families have a grand feast for Thanksgiving. They invite the whole family over … Continue reading Holiday giving ideas

Ovecoming seasonal depression

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Depression. There goes that word again. Don’t you just hate it? It can creep up on you and ruin a day, a week, or even months to years. It can even be something that has slowly been building and is released through stress and stressful situations. The worst part is being in the dumps and not having an explanation for how you feel. Imagine being locked in a dark room with no windows, no other people and no sound. Now, imagine the only thing you can feel are thoughts and cold chains pulling you deeper … Continue reading Ovecoming seasonal depression

How to cherish every moment and live in the present

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User Pixabay It is so easy to become accustomed to the “rush” lifestyle. Demanding to be here, there and everywhere, with little time to take care of yourself. Putting off responsibilities, or easily hurrying through assignments to arrive at the next destination is not good. Our minds are already making plans for next week without even taking advantage of the present moment. Staying present, as cliché as it sounds, is a present. It’s a gift that is often taken for granted and devalued. Instead of participating in futuristic thinking, learn how to remain grounded in … Continue reading How to cherish every moment and live in the present

Comfort meets cool: New fall fashion trends to try this season

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User Max Hardy It’s that time of the year: sweater weather. Most students are excited for the change in weather because it allows them to throw on their favorite pair of jogging suits or a hoodie. The NikeTech is by far one of the most popular sweatsuits among young men while women mainly wear athleisure during the chilly months. College students often prefer comfortable clothing. “I believe feeling comfortable is better due to the fact that you can still put things together when you dress comfortably. Fashion in itself is a statement, depending on how … Continue reading Comfort meets cool: New fall fashion trends to try this season

All about astrology

Taura Kimble | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pixabay User Quique Despite your beliefs, it’s like- ly that you’ve used Google or the infamous Co-Star app to see just how accurately your Zodiac sign matches up with your personality or the personality of someone you really like.  After all, about 29% of Americans say they fully believe in astrology, according to a study performed by Pew Research in 2018.  “I use the Co-Star app, and the in- formation it gives me about my current mood and feelings is always accurate,” said Hampton University sophomore Sierra Williams, a journalism major. But not … Continue reading All about astrology

Dates for you and your significant other this Fall

Myeshia Barrett | Staff Writer With the weather changing, we can officially declare it to be “cuff- ing season.” Having a “bae” through October, November, and December is a typical desire.  If you’re cuffed this season, here are a few events for you to attend with your boo.  October DaBaby  With his new album KIRK, DaBa- by is guaranteed to kill the show! He is performing during Homecoming week on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Hampton University Convocation Center. Tickets are as low as $43. It’s always nice to be boo’d up at Homecoming concerts, and DaBaby’s concert … Continue reading Dates for you and your significant other this Fall