Concert Choir enjoys Jacksonville trip

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer Flickr User Brandon Giesbrecht The year 2019 is off to a wonderful start. This is a year of new opportunities, especially for Hampton University’s Music Department. Earlier in the semester, it was revealed that the marching band will have the opportunity to perform in Rome in 2020. This time, the latest news focuses on the choir and the announcement that its members recently traveled from its Home by the Sea to perform in Jacksonville, Florida. Hampton’s Concert Choir on Feb. 7 went on its annual trip to Jacksonville to perform at Bethel Church. Bethel is … Continue reading Concert Choir enjoys Jacksonville trip

NAACP Founders Day Celebration

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer The NAACP celebrated its Founders Day on Feb. 12. In recognition of this occasion the Hampton University Chapter of the NAACP hosted Club Dubois’ Open Mic. The event was hosted in Dubois Hall Lobby, and it featured live music and poetry. “The NAACP is a Civil Rights Advocacy organization that fights against injustices that people face in various fields including health, criminal justice, political action, LGBTQ, Education and several other aspects here on campus. On Founders Day, we participated in the Open Mic night held at Club Dubois,” Jeremiah Edwards said. Edwards is the Hampton … Continue reading NAACP Founders Day Celebration

Redefining Masculinity: 2019 Mr. Ivy Scholarship Pageant

Jaylen Harris | Staff Writer Marquis Hughes The Oxford English Dictionary defines masculinity as “Qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men.” Characteristics commonly associated with masculinity include strength, not being overly emotional, aggressiveness and an appreciation for watching or participating in sports. With society telling you the “correct” way to act, these limitations hinder the maturation of boys to manhood, because there is less space for them to truly be themselves. At Hampton University, masculinity does not seem to be that big of an issue. Instead, many guys on campus pride themselves on doing their own thing, joining dance … Continue reading Redefining Masculinity: 2019 Mr. Ivy Scholarship Pageant

Trials and tribulations result in trophies for Hampton’s track team

Randall Williams | Sports Editor HamptonPirates.com | Todd Drexler After winning the Big South Conference Championship indoor track meet this past Saturday, the Hampton University Men and Women’s Track & Field teams are now champions. This, despite practice problems, as well as a near tragedy that threatened to knock them off track – or worse. For the women, even though there were nine teams competing, the meet turned out to be a two-team race. The Lady Pirates dueled with High Point University for most of the competition and ultimately edged them out by 3.5 points. The men had a similar … Continue reading Trials and tribulations result in trophies for Hampton’s track team

Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer As a cold breeze washes over Hampton University, students and faculty alike bundle up—fighting  against the chill. Last week winter temperatures dropped all over the U.S. The temperatures in the Midwest plunged deep into negative numbers. According to CNN, these temperatures were even lower than those in Alaska and, as a result, affected over 85 million people. A polar vortex had gradually begun to move over the northern and eastern states of North America. The polar vortex affected Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Indiana, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. “People [were] freezing … Continue reading Extreme cold spreads across U.S.

Diversity issue in big law

Amirrah Watson| Staff Writer In December of last year, the multimillion-dollar law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Waharton & Garrison announced on its LinkedIn profile the addition of 12 employees to gain the rank of partner. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph featuring the faces of 11 white men and a white woman. Per adverse reception, the picture of the new hires has now been removed from the website, and Chairman Brad Karp released an email calling for a company-wide town hall meeting to address matters of “diversity” and “associate professional satisfaction.” According to the website law.com, this firm employs … Continue reading Diversity issue in big law

Kamala Harris a Democratic contender

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Tony Avelar | Associated Press Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has officially thrown her hat into the ring by announcing her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The first-term junior senator formally declared her candidacy Jan. 21, on Good Morning America. Harris’ campaign launch was strategic: She announced her decision to run on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the color scheme and layout of her campaign logo draws inspiration from Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president from a major political party. Harris capitalized on the momentum of her announcement by holding … Continue reading Kamala Harris a Democratic contender