Historic and diverse night at Emmys

Andi MCCloud | Staff Writer Flickr User Robert Brianza Mainstream award shows such as the Emmys have been slow to embrace the work of minorities. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards flipped the script. The Sept. 22 event recognized diverse people in a television industry where they are often overlooked and undervalued. Those taking home Emmy awards were more than just winners. Through the projects they worked on, their nominations, wins and speeches, they all advocated for and encouraged activism from viewers. Perhaps the most inspiring moment of Emmys history that night was the success of 50-year-old actor Billy Porter. He became … Continue reading Historic and diverse night at Emmys

How to love yourself in a world full of “Hampton Women”

Myeshia Barrett | Staff Writer As Hampton University students, we have all walked down the streets of William R. Harvey Way and spotted a girl dressed like she’s attending New York Fashion Week. This type of girl is typically considered the ideal “Hampton Woman.” For generations, the reputation of women who attend Hampton University has been upscale. Hampton women are usually prominent, successful young ladies who are always are rocking the trendiest clothes. However, this perfect persona people assume of Hampton women is not always true. “However, this perfect persona people assume of Hampton women is not always true.” – Myeshia Barrett There are various … Continue reading How to love yourself in a world full of “Hampton Women”

How to not be your biggest enemy: Overcoming self-doubt

Camille Birdsong | Staff Writer Bruce Mars | Pexels Self-doubt is a lack of faith in oneself, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Quite frankly, that is something that college students deal with on a daily basis. No matter one’s classification or major, many students find themselves in those moments of worry or self-doubt. “One thing I doubt about myself is second-guessing myself,” said Toria Graham, a Hampton University sophomore business management major. “In math especially, I’ve always struggled with thinking I was never right and automatically assumed what I worked out was wrong. My teacher would tell me that what I put … Continue reading How to not be your biggest enemy: Overcoming self-doubt

T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness It’s Fall)

Taura Kimble | Staff Writer Jake Colvin | Pexels It’s officially that time of year again … fall! Fall weather is never too cold, but it also never gets too hot. That gives us the best of both worlds, right? While it may get a bit chilly out, that doesn’t mean your outside fun has to stop. This time of year brings tons of events on and off campus that are all free or affordable. Don’t worry about being stuck in your dorm all weekend. Here are a few fun fall festivals and events happening in the Hampton Roads area … Continue reading T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness It’s Fall)

Trump’s Ukraine turmoil: Status quo or impeachment?

Robert Osborne | Staff Writer President Donald Trump has been in the news recently for controversy with another country and, due to its magnitude, the American public is highly concerned. News media outlets were informed late Monday that President Trump requested the retention of a military guide to Ukraine around a week before his telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, The Washington Post reported. On this phone call, The Post reported, President Trump considered binding the financial aid toward the Eastern European nation due to its investigation of previous Vice President Joe Biden and his son, … Continue reading Trump’s Ukraine turmoil: Status quo or impeachment?

White House press briefings a thing of the past

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer Fifty years after its debut to the American people, The White House Press Briefing Room sits unused by the journalists for which it was created. The Press Briefing Room was built in 1969 during the presidency of Richard Nixon and replaced the White House’s indoor swimming pool. Over the last half century, the Press Secretaries have stood at the podium delivering reports which topics have ranged from Watergate, assassination attempts and the daily actions of the sitting President. In 1995, President Clinton’s Press Secretary Mike McCurry allowed cameras inside the press briefings for the … Continue reading White House press briefings a thing of the past

Climate change protest sweeps the nation

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Flickr User Bernard Spragg “Global warming” and “climate change” are terms everyone has heard before. However, the prevalence of social media within modern society has made these terms appear on a daily basis. Hampton University sophomore Kayla Cole has begun to notice climate change within the environment. “I noticed the climate is changing drastically due to the number of tropical storms that we have had in recent years,” Cole said. By now, there is scientific evidence that human activity aids in the destruction of our planet. At the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in … Continue reading Climate change protest sweeps the nation