Chevmonay Gaines | Staff Writer Social media has a dominant influence on human interaction and society. There’s no doubt that the quick emergence of today’s social media sites is only the beginning of what has become a new, and more convenient, form of communication. But why, though? What is the addictive ingredient that keeps social media users coming back for more? Let’s take a dip into some pros and cons of social media. PRO: Social media allows its users to keep up with current events I’ll be the first to say I rarely ever watch the news anymore. I … Continue reading Social media: Rise or fall of the millennial generation?
Destany Manns | Contributing Writer Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find your significant other a present that is both thoughtful and inexpensive. Here are seven gift ideas for under $14: Teddy Bears — Most girls have said at least once that they would like a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day. It gives them something to cuddle with and remember you by. “All I really want for Valentine’s Day is a Teddy bear,” said Asjah Wallace, a biology major from Charlotte, N.C. “It doesn’t have to one of those big ones that you see on … Continue reading Seven Valentine’s Day gifts for under $14
Alexus Baldwin |Contributing Writer H3NU — a relatively new strain of influenza — is causing a nationwide outbreak that college students are particularly prone to. “The … Continue reading Nationwide flu outbreak strikes Hampton’s campus
Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Valentine’s Day is the day of love, and Virginia is for lovers. Why not take a break from studying to enjoy … Continue reading Valentine’s Day in VA
Nylah Powell | Contributing Writer Although winter has a lot of great aspects, such as hot chocolate and marshmallows, it also comes with negatives, such as frigid temperatures that can damage your hair and skin. Skin can become dry, flaky and cracked, which can cause pain or irritation to the body. Factors such as indoor heat exposure and extreme winds make the skin even drier. Below are a few simple steps to combat damage to your hair and skin in the winter. First, stay hydrated. We tend to turn to drinks such as coffee or tea to stay warm, but … Continue reading How to master winter skin and hair care
Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor It’s the start of both a new year and new semester, and starting the semester off right requires preparation. For some, … Continue reading Starting a new semester off right
Alexus Baldwin | Contributing Writer It is common for people to be more sympathetic for someone who is being afflicted by something that can be physically seen, such as a person who has lost their skin pigment in patches due to vitiligo. However, when someone is suffering from a mental disorder and other psychiatric issues, it can be far less noticeable, unless time is spent with them daily. In today’s society, people tend to keep their pain very secretive in fear of judgment and shame. Dr. Stanley Jones, former professor from Youngstown, Ohio, said that because teens perceive oral therapy … Continue reading Debunking common myths associated with mental disorders