Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus host “Anything but Consent”

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer Dozens of women gathered along with Hampton University student-led organizations such as Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus to have a much needed conversation about consent Feb. 12.  The organizations gathered to host a night full of education and fun for all who attended. The night started out with an icebreaker used to jump right into the topic. The audience was split into small groups and were given the task of creating skits to portray what consent is and is not based on their prior knowledge.  Following the skits, the organizations opened the … Continue reading Impressions of Beauty, Generation Action and Women’s Caucus host “Anything but Consent”

A new generation of Alpha Kappa Mu

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Marking a monumental moment in Hampton University’s history and carving a brand new chapter in its history, the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (AKM) held an induction ceremony Feb. 12 in Dett Auditorium to welcome its first line of students since 2016. According to their official website, Alpha Kappa Mu is an interdisciplinary honor society originally founded at Tennessee A&I College (currently known as Tennessee State University) in Nashville, Tennessee, on Nov. 26, 1937. Dr. George W. Gore Jr., the then-dean of Tennessee A&I College, created the honor society to promote and reward academic excellence … Continue reading A new generation of Alpha Kappa Mu

Hampton Players present anti-bullying campaign

Shade Simpson | Staff Writer The Hampton Players & Company presented “The Hundred Dresses: Stop The Violence, Stop the Bullying” campaign in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall. The show ran on Thursday, Feb. 6, and  Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. The performers had a crowd full of students, parents, faculty and community members waiting to see the talent that is the Hampton Players.   The Hundred Dresses is based on the adored children’s book of the same name, which tells the story of a young girl, Wanda Petronski, living in … Continue reading Hampton Players present anti-bullying campaign

Vice President Mike Pence visits Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute

Ayanna Maxwell | Editor-In-Chief Photo Credit: Glenn Knight Vice President Mike Pence visited Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute on Feb. 19 to engage with students, faculty and HUPTI treatment survivors. According to a news release from HU’s Office of University Relations, the visit was arranged with the intention of “supporting the University’s efforts in providing state-of-the-art cancer research and delivering cancer treatment to military veterans and their families.”  With it being Black History Month, Pence’s visit to such a prestigious historically black university was extremely timely. Vice President Pence has established a fervent relationship with Hampton University President Dr. William R. … Continue reading Vice President Mike Pence visits Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute

Hampton commit receives McDonald’s All-American nomination

Amber Anderson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: @chapternextphotography via Instagram  The vision is clear and bright for Hampton University commit Victoria Davis, as she is one step closer to becoming a McDonald’s All-American athlete. Davis is living out a dream of many high school athletes. Along with more than 900 other high school basketball players across the country, she has been nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game.  The McDonald’s All-American Game has maintained a reputation for a difficult selective process. The names of the athletes have to be submitted and approved by a wide variety of judges. They include high school … Continue reading Hampton commit receives McDonald’s All-American nomination

Pirates are the new fastest kids on the block

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer After winning the Big South Conference Championship in both indoor and outdoor track and field, the Pirates athletic team was finally awarded their rings Jan. 23. Since joining the Big South, it is no secret that some of Hampton’s athletic programs have had some growing pains. The program that has made the move almost flawlessly has been the HU track and field team. Track and field last year made a clean sweep, winning both indoor and outdoor track seasons in their first Big South season. Now, their aim is to repeat what they did last … Continue reading Pirates are the new fastest kids on the block

Chiefs rally for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Dave Adamson The Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami for their first NFL championship in 50 years. This was the Chiefs’ second crown after downing the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Sunday’s game started off relatively slow in the first half. The defenses on both sides did everything possible to make life miserable for the opposing offenses, but it didn’t stop both teams from scoring touchdowns in the first … Continue reading Chiefs rally for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years

Neptunes and Outkast among 2020 nominees for Songwriters’ Hall of Fame

Barry Jones | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User The DePaulia In the eyes of the public, songwriting is one of the more underrated aspects of a musician’s overall talent. However, every year, the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame recognizes some of the best songwriters to ever contribute to the music industry. The 2020 list of nominees is full of familiar names such as The Neptunes, Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers, Outkast and Journey. According to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame website, “A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a … Continue reading Neptunes and Outkast among 2020 nominees for Songwriters’ Hall of Fame

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User Brett Sayles Imagine a life where forgiveness does not exist. A life where the moment we make a mistake, we aren’t given a second chance. That’s a life lacking in substance, a life unappreciated and a life without the chance to grow. We may not have eternity on this earth, but we do have a portion of time to hold. And in that time, our moments with one another are sacred. We often forget how fortunate we are until it is too late, but while there is time, just check in … Continue reading Don’t wait until it’s too late

Comme des Garçons accused of cultural appropriation following debut of 2020 menswear line

Andi Mccloud | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Alin Surdu The runway featured mostly white models in braided cornrow wigs. There were black models who wore wigs and some who kept their natural hair. Critics quickly took to social media to point out the “offensive” look. Diet Prada, an Instagram page that notoriously calls out major fashion brands and designers, was one of the first to comment on the alleged cultural appropriation, citing that the models appeared to be embarrassed.  “The look on the models’ faces says it all,” Diet Prada wrote to its 1.7 million followers. Social media fashion … Continue reading Comme des Garçons accused of cultural appropriation following debut of 2020 menswear line