Hurricane Michael death toll reaches 35

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer The most powerful hurricane of 2018 made landfall in Florida, leaving 35 people dead. Hurricane Michael touched down Oct. 10, destroying everything in its path in the Florida panhandle. Residents of Mexico City, Florida, returned to their homes to find pieces of their lives scattered across the community, according to AOL News. In a matter of hours, Michael grew from a Category 3 hurricane to the third most intense storm to hit the U.S. mainland, according to USA Today. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael was just two miles per hour … Continue reading Hurricane Michael death toll reaches 35

Saudi journalist, a Post columnist, killed in Turkey

Zoe Griffin | Local & World Editor Associated Press Saudi Arabian journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was seen Oct. 2 entering the main entrance of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The purpose of his visit to the consulate was to collect the legal papers that needed to be filed before he married his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, the Associated Press reported, but Khashoggi was never seen leaving the building. Khashoggi wrote pieces that criticized Saudi Arabia’s policies and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Outside the consulate, Cengiz waited for him for hours. It did not take long … Continue reading Saudi journalist, a Post columnist, killed in Turkey

The importance of voting

Justin Norris | Staff Writer The importance of exercising your right to vote cannot be understated. Voting is a privilege that should not be taken lightly; it is the key to effecting change. Midterm elections are Nov. 6, and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are at stake, as well as 35 out of the 100 Senate seats. Voters will determine if the Republican Party will continue to control Congress or if the Democratic Party will regain the upper hand in the Capitol. Given the situation, Virginians are not taking the responsibility of voting lightly. According to Christopher … Continue reading The importance of voting

The Brett Kavanaugh debate continues

Justin Norris | Staff Writer The Associated Press Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues to face obstacles on his road to confirmation as a judge on the Supreme Court. From the perspective of those on the left, some find Kavanaugh’s record questionable, while others have a problem with President Trump appointing a second judge to a lifetime seat while being under federal investigation. Meanwhile, some conservatives are worried that Kavanaugh would support Trump over the good of the country if nominated to the highest court in the land. According to C-SPAN, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voiced his wariness at the … Continue reading The Brett Kavanaugh debate continues

Hurricane Florence: What really occurred?

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer This image was captured by satellite around 1:45 pm ET Wednesday, Sept. 12. NOAA/STAR Hurricane Florence has been a trending topic for the past two weeks. Hampton Roads, the Northampton area, the coastal area of North Carolina, including Wilmington, and parts of South Carolina were expected to get the worst end of the hurricane. Governor Ralph Northam urged residents to evacuate because of potential damage that could affect Virginia. In the days leading up to the hurricane newscasters projected that it would storm all week in the Hampton Roads area, but as the days passed, … Continue reading Hurricane Florence: What really occurred?

Hampton University grad glad to experience Bloomberg summer internship

Brianna Jackson| Contributing Writer Brianna Jackson, far right, and her roommates enjoy a last brunch date before the end of her internship. Courtesy of Brianna Jackson Brianna Jackson, a 2018 Hampton University graduate, earned a paid news internship at Bloomberg this past summer after taking Professor Butch Maier’s JAC 451 Business Journalism course. Bloomberg reps visit Professor Maier’s class several times each semester. This summer, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be a news intern at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City for 10 weeks. During my time in New York, I chose to live in the … Continue reading Hampton University grad glad to experience Bloomberg summer internship