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

State of Emergency: The current state of R&B

Jordan Sheppard | Staff Writer “Where’d the music go?” This was the question asked by R&B singer Leela James in her 2005 single “Music” from her first studio album A Change Is Gonna Come. In the song, James is questioning the state that music was in at the time and can be used in terms of the music of today. Many mainstream artists are more focused on making money rather than making songs that have meaning behind them. One of the genres that James is touching on is R&B, as she mentions the likes of Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye and … Continue reading State of Emergency: The current state of R&B

Black & awkward

Jamaija Rhodes | Staff Writer Issa Rae, producer and actress for HBO’s Insecure, once said, according to Washington Post Magazine, “Black and awkward is the worst, because black people are stereotyped as being anything but awkward in the mainstream media… Black people are always portrayed to be cool, overly dramatic anything but awkward.” Until recent years, the concept of being both black and awkward has been dismissed and overlooked. As black people, we are oftentimes expected to be cool, knowledgeable on all of the trends, confident and suave. When an individual of African descent deviates from this perception society has created for the … Continue reading Black & awkward

The story of success

Lindsay Keener | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Vfutscher It can be assumed that everyone, at some point in their life, has heard the saying, “Confidence is key.” In most cases, it’s used as encouragement, a way to express support for those looking to accomplish a task.  For the average black woman, an expression of confidence is career and social suicide. At the age of 23, U.S. Olympian and all-around world champion gymnast Simone Biles is a household name, and she knows it. In fact, Biles would even say she’s the best. During an Oct. 11 interview with USA Today Sports, … Continue reading The story of success

The problem with @emoblackthot

Ryland Staples| Staff Writer In the middle of the afternoon Oct. 11, I was in the library working on a project for my marketing class. Admittedly, I was procrastinating on Twitter when I came across an article from PAPER Magazine on my timeline with the caption, “GOOD MORNING TO OUR KING @emoblackthot.” I blinked in confusion. I thought to myself, “Our king? That’s strange.” I followed @emoblackthot (EBT) for a while, and I knew that according to the tweets that the account made, that she was a queer black woman from Texas that prided herself on uplifting black women and … Continue reading The problem with @emoblackthot

Wild night in at HU’s Wylin’ Out

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Kayla Smith Hampton students crowded the Student Center Atrium Oct. 23 to watch Hampton’s very own alumna Chelsea Raye host “Wylin’ Out,” HU’s spin on Nick Cannon’s “Wild n’ Out.” Every floor of the building was packed to watch the Blue Squad battle the Black Squad in competition for who could make the audience laugh the most. There were multiple rounds to the night, with each round covering a different topic that kept the audience laughing. Segments ranged from a family reunion round that sent teams out into the crowd to pick an unsuspecting audience … Continue reading Wild night in at HU’s Wylin’ Out

Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”

Shadae Simpson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Taylor Gravesande Another Homecoming Fashion Show is in the books after last week’s “For the Culture” show put on by the students of Hampton University. Students, parents and staff all gathered in the Student Center Ballroom to see this annual show Oct. 22. Although the show seemed effortlessly put together, teams worked for more than a month, enduring long practices, to ensure they put on the best possible show that they could, which means that sometimes practices ran until 2 a.m. However, all the late hours and hard work paid off, because every model presented a … Continue reading Homecoming fashion show: “For the Culture”