The United States’ responsibility

Lindsay Keener | Staff Writer I have often wondered what it is about America that makes this country so admirable. Is it the American Dream? The idea of the melting pot? Our open arms? If so, America is losing its best traits. The current treatment of asylum seekers at the border wall by the Trump administration has been nothing but unsatisfactory. Children are being separated from their parents, families are met with tear gas and the United States has closed the border crossing. Many of the men, women and children are coming to the United States in hopes that they … Continue reading The United States’ responsibility

A bit of holiday cheer

Noa Cadet | Staff Writer It’s December. You know what that means? The arrival of the holidays, and the end of the fall semester—the moment many of us have been waiting for. But while we must spend a few more days anticipating time away from school, certain forms of holiday cheer have already arrived. Last weekend, Nov. 30-Dec.2, the Hampton Players put on their production of the musical Mistletoe Jam: A Holiday Musical Extravanganza!—a spin-off of Dickens’ classic story,  A Christmas Carol. This musical tells the tale of Regina Chestnut, a big-time lawyer for a large firm who hates Christmas … Continue reading A bit of holiday cheer

Hip-Hop Saved My Life

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer James Weaver Hampton University students took an hour out of their day Nov. 14 to discuss hip-hop. The Hip-Hop Saved My Life event was hosted by James Weaver IV, a strategic communications major, marketing minor from Chicago. Joining Weaver at this event were four other panelists; together, they discussed their opinions regarding the current state of hip-hop. The panel included: Dr. Kwame Brown, a Psychology professor; James Hooper, a rap artist; Dom Hill, a radio host and music curator; DJ Kay Spins; and James Weaver. This event was designed as an open discussion of the … Continue reading Hip-Hop Saved My Life

Former Hamptonian J.I.D releases new album

Randall Williams | Sports Editor Follow J.I.D on Instagram @jidsv There are few instances where someone rises after their expulsion, but Destin Route has flipped the script. The former Hampton student is signed to the record label Dreamville, run by J. Cole. Route goes by the name J.I.D, a name he picked up from his grandmother. Since his signing, he’s been one of the hottest up-and-coming rappers in the game. To add fuel to the fire, J.I.D just released a sophomore album, DiCaprio 2, unlike any project the southern lyricist has ever put together. A big factor is that it … Continue reading Former Hamptonian J.I.D releases new album

From teaching to preaching: Hampton professor releases new book Don’t Eat the Baby

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Dr. Travell Travis is mostly known for being an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and business law in the Hampton University School of Business. However, he is so much more than just an educator. He is a husband, father, attorney and now a published author. Travis also is the minister of City of Refuge, Way of The Cross located in Richmond. As head pastor, he has firsthand experience with problems the church faces. In his new book, Don’t Eat the Baby: The Characteristics of a Cannibalistic Church, he discusses the different traits that may cause … Continue reading From teaching to preaching: Hampton professor releases new book Don’t Eat the Baby

Saints top Rams, stop undefeated run

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer Bill Feig | Associated Press Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns in the first half as the Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season, 45-35, Sunday in New Orleans. Kamara joined Jim Brown as the only players 23 or younger with three touchdowns or more in three games in an NFL season. Receiver Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 211 yards for the Saints (7-1) and celebrated a late touchdown by taking out a flip phone. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. So far this … Continue reading Saints top Rams, stop undefeated run

After season to remember, can Red Sox repeat?

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer There was another celebration in Boston last month. Will there be yet another next year? The Red Sox followed up their 108-win regular season with the team’s ninth World Series championship – and their fourth in the past 15 seasons. Journeyman slugger Steve Pearce was named World Series MVP, David Price reversed his playoff pitching curse and rookie manager Alex Cora guided Boston past the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. There are big-name free agents on the market this winter who could improve rival clubs, yet the Red Sox have the roster to compete … Continue reading After season to remember, can Red Sox repeat?