“The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers”

Alton Worley | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User super bond1 Google released a Black History Month ad Jan. 25, showing that its most searched icons and moments in U.S. history were black. Using data from Google Trends, Google identified African American achievements that were searched more than anything else. Google used data from Jan. 1, 2004, when search data first became available, to July 1, 2019. “Growing up, I saw firsthand how the NAACP ACT-SO program inspired young black talent to believe in and showcase their brilliance,” said Justin Steele, director of Google.org. The most searched U.S. history terms were: … Continue reading “The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers”

Baddie on a budget: Ways to save on your favorite beauty products

Taura Kimble | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User Emma Bauso If there is one thing every woman can agree on, it’s that we love our beauty products. From hair to nails and personal care, most women have go-to products that they simply can’t live without. However, some of the best products can be the most expensive and rack up a huge bill. No need to worry, though. Here are some tips that could help you save on the products you love: Clip Coupons: Coupons are the greatest way to save on anything, especially when the item you’re interested in … Continue reading Baddie on a budget: Ways to save on your favorite beauty products

Unique Valentine’s Day date ideas for him and her: College edition

Myeshia Barrett | Staff Writer Valentine’s Day in college can be a handful for some. Students already spend hundreds of dollars on books, so, no, a V-Day gift is not the first thing on any college student’s mind. But as the season approaches, it’s essential to keep those we love happy by showing we care. How so? Gifts.  No matter how you put it, we all cherish a good Valentine’s Day gift. However, not everyone can afford to buy their significant other a pair of the latest Yeezys. Here are a few unique ideas in the budget range for college … Continue reading Unique Valentine’s Day date ideas for him and her: College edition

The power of thought

Tosh McGee | Contributing Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Prateek Katyal Usually, Saturday morning barbershop talks are filled with sports, neighborhood gossip or musical debates.However, one Saturday at the shop, I had a very meaningful conversation about what it takes to be successful. So, what does it take? It’s actually very simple. The true start of a successful path begins with your mindset.  The mind is a garden. The seeds (thoughts) that are planted are so essential to how your garden (mind) will grow. Manifesting positive thoughts promotes positive behavior, ultimately motivating you to pursue a prosperous lifestyle. Aside from a … Continue reading The power of thought

Supreme Court votes to allow immigrant wealth tax

Sara Avery | Staff Writer The Trump administration has been given permission to move forward with plans to deny immigrants permanent legal status if they are deemed likely to become overdependent on government programs. The Supreme Court voted 5-4, with the majority coming from the conservative justices, the New York Times reported.  HU student Khyala Turner, a sophomore kinesiology major, believes that the ruling is un-American.  “America is a nation that is supposed to care for all people, no matter your economic status,” Turner said. The Trump administration announced in August that they would expand the definition of “public charge.” … Continue reading Supreme Court votes to allow immigrant wealth tax

Democratic primaries open with muddy results

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User U.S. Army Corps of Engineering As the first round of Democratic primaries have begun, the remaining candidates are making last efforts to appeal to voters. The first of these primaries was the Iowa Caucus, held Feb. 3. Although the caucus style of voting is unique to Iowa, its results have long been believed to be an early indicator of the eventual Democratic candidate for president. According to the Des Moines Register, since 1972, 55 percent of caucus winners have gone on to win the party’s nomination.  In the weeks leading up … Continue reading Democratic primaries open with muddy results

What is the coronavirus?

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels user Pranidchakan Boonrom Every year, it seems as if a new virus or disease makes international headlines and puts the health of citizens across the world in jeopardy. Mass hysteria ensues and can result in false information being spread.  The coronavirus, a virus targeting the respiratory system, has killed 494 people and infected approximately 24,600 individuals as of Feb. 5, CNN reported. Moreover, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported coronavirus cases in four U.S. states. Two cases were reported in California and Illinois, and one person each in Washington and … Continue reading What is the coronavirus?