Patriots grab record-tying 6th Super Bowl title

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer David J. Phillip | Associated Press Two of the NFL’s top offenses combined for a Super Bowl-record-low 16 points, and the New England Patriots claimed their sixth championship with a 13-3 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in Atlanta. Patriots receiver Julian Edelman nabbed 10 catches for 141 yards and MVP honors as New England added to its dynasty hardware in Super Bowl LIII, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Lombardi trophies. Edelman became the seventh receiver to win the award and the first since the Steelers’ Santonio Holmes did so 10 … Continue reading Patriots grab record-tying 6th Super Bowl title

NCAA introduces transfer portal

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer In late 2018, the NCAA introduced the NCAA Online Transfer Portal, which grants student-athletes more freedom to switch schools. A few big names have entered the transfer portal, including Tate Martell and Jalen Hurts. Martell, Hurts and more will be looking to take their talents elsewhere for next year’s college football season. “I think that [the portal] is beneficial to any athlete that is trying to find a new start,” Hampton lacrosse player Amadou Tall said. “The only negative I see is that it might cause a conflict between athletes, coaches and other administration.” That … Continue reading NCAA introduces transfer portal

Hampton tennis teams look to make net gains

Juston Whitner | Staff Writer T’Kaira Winston | HamptonPirates.com Tennis is a sport that is loved by countries, athletes and viewers all over the world. According to the World Atlas, there are 1 billion fans enthralled about the sport. That number of fans makes it the fourth-most-popular sport in the world. At a school where football and basketball get most of the attention, a sport such as tennis can get lost in the light of other athletic squads. The Hampton University women’s and men’s tennis rosters have more than 10 different countries represented. That includes Saint Lucia, where graduating senior … Continue reading Hampton tennis teams look to make net gains

From college to cosmetics

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Kalijah Stokes, a graduating senior from Brooklyn, New York, doubles as a 22-year-old CEO of NUDE COSMETICS and a marketing professional with a history in multiple industries. This young woman is hardworking and about her businesses. HS: How did the idea for your business come about? KS: It was actually very random. I wanted money for one, I wanted something of my own, I love nude lipgloss, and I was tired of spending all my money at MAC. The cosmetic industry is so fruitful, so I figured why not start my own gloss line of … Continue reading From college to cosmetics

Jay-Z and Meek Mill strive to REFORM the criminal justice system

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor Flickr User Penn State Rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill have joined forces with other business professionals to create REFORM Alliance, a prison reform organization. The goal of REFORM is to “reduce the number of people serving unjust parole and probation sentences,” according to CNN. REFORM Alliance was announced Jan. 23 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. These men have had their hands in prison reform for a while. Meek Mill has dealt with the criminal justice sentence for more than a decade. In 2008, he was arrested on … Continue reading Jay-Z and Meek Mill strive to REFORM the criminal justice system

HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary details allegations against Michael Jackson

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Flickr User Robert Huffstutter Leaving Neverland, a two-part, four-hour-long Michael Jackson documentary, was unveiled last month at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie, directed by Dan Reed, explores allegations of sexual child abuse against Jackson. The documentary, which will be shown on HBO, focuses on two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who claim Jackson – a pop music superstar who died in 2009 – sexually abused them decades ago. The documentary follows their personal lives and allegations. “The four-hour film … details claims from Robson, a choreographer who says Jackson began abusing him when … Continue reading HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary details allegations against Michael Jackson

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