President Trump’s request to keep tax returns secret is dismissed

Sara Avery | Staff Writer President Donald Trump might have to hand over his personal and corporate tax returns for the state of New York after a federal judge blocked his request to keep them hidden.  United States District Judge Victor Marrero dismissed the lawsuit, saying that President Trump’s claims of immunity from criminal investigations oppose the constitution. According to CBS News, the decision could result in the president releasing eight years’ worth of tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who is investigating allegations of hush money being paid to women who have claimed to have … Continue reading President Trump’s request to keep tax returns secret is dismissed

Is Bernie Sanders’ campaign run potentially over?

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Bruce Detorres Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is having to adjust his efforts on the 2020 campaign trail after a recently suffered heart attack.  According to CNN, Sanders admitted that he will change “the nature of the campaign a bit [to] make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done.”  Sanders, 78, suffered the heart attack three days before his campaign released the information. He defended the decision to delay the disclosure, telling NBC that he “think[s] that’s a media thing.” He added that the campaign was … Continue reading Is Bernie Sanders’ campaign run potentially over?

Prince Harry set to bring legal action against British tabloids

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer British royal family officials have announced that Prince Harry has filed a lawsuit against two popular British tabloids over the alleged hacking of his personal voicemails.  According to Time Magazine, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Oct. 5 that Prince Harry would be suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain’s most widely read tabloid magazines.  The Prince alleges that both media companies have hacked into his voicemails and other personal data numerous times over the past several years in order to fuel salacious stories about the royal family.  According to The Guardian, a … Continue reading Prince Harry set to bring legal action against British tabloids

Challenge your beliefs

Marques Anderson | Staff Writer Flickr User Al Q “Confirmation bias” is a psychology term that describes the tendency for people to autonomously esteem statements that support their beliefs and biases while also discrediting anything that contradicts them. This trait allows people to hold on to ideas that may easily be overthrown, give a strong sense of security or continue to deceive one’s subconscious. As Dr. Shahram Heshmat, a professor at the University of Illinois, said in, “Confirmation bias suggests that we don’t perceive circumstances objectively. We pick out those bits of data that make us feel good because they confirm our prejudices. Thus, we may become prisoners of our assumptions.” Consider confirmation bias happening simultaneously within people who maintain … Continue reading Challenge your beliefs

Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Gabrielle Chenault | Local and World Editor Gabrielle Chenault “To be frank, we students just need help.” Hayden Cochran, a junior from Virginia State University, is one of the many students in the United States who faces financial issues when it comes to college.  At a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Bobby Scott and Hampton University, with the theme of the Higher Education Act, many repre- sentatives from colleges across Virginia were present. Students and adminis- trators from schools such as Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Virgin- ia State University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson … Continue reading Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Something in the Water returns in 2020

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Every year on the last weekend of April, college students along the East Coast flock to Virginia Beach for a weekend of camaraderie, relaxation and creating memories to last a lifetime. College Beach Weekend is an event started by students to celebrate the completion of the school year.  Although it was first started as a fun event, in recent years there have been many incidents such as shootings and lootings along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. In efforts to change the stereotype of College Beach Weekend, Virginia Beach native and Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams decided … Continue reading Something in the Water returns in 2020

Hampton Players bring jazz to HU

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer The Hampton Players last week put on a lively rendition of the three- time, Tony award-winning play, Ain’t Misbehavin. With a sold-out theater opening night, and an eager crowd full of parents, faculty and students, the performers put on nothing less than a brilliant show.  Accompanied by a combination of the musical and theatrical talent by our very own Hampton students, the flashy costumes and background made this musical overflow with non-stop excitement. The jazzy tunes written by the music legend Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller made it impossible for the audience not to tap their … Continue reading Hampton Players bring jazz to HU