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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place…

Vice-President of Howard Communications Offers Homecoming Insight
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Vice-President of Howard Communications Offers Homecoming Insight

By Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy) If there’s anything on student’s minds this week, it’s more than likely Howard University’s sesquicentennial Homecoming. In preparation for the week’s festivities, an outline of events was shared on the official Bison Homecoming website a little over a week ago. Since the release of flyers and tickets, the most…

Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming
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Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmyxslimm) As one of the top HBCUs in academics and fashion, Howard University can come with high standards—and homecoming is no exception. Homecoming is a time filled with shows, performances, reunions and ultimately pop outs. Staying fashionable can be expensive but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Stores in…

News Of The Week: NATIONAL NEWS EDITION
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News Of The Week: NATIONAL NEWS EDITION

By: Kai Sinclair, Asst. News Editor (@kai_sinclair) Twenty one people are dead and over 500 are missing as the historic wildfires in California’s wine country continue to batter the state. Almost two dozen fires have been burning since Sunday, prompting officials in northern california counties to order mandatory evacuations of 20,000 people. According to forestry…

In October, We Wear Pink
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In October, We Wear Pink

By: Tia Lowe, Campus Reporter @TiaMLowe   Howard University will participate in and host events to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 230,000 women are diagnosed every year. The month kicked off with…

SECURE THE BAG: Financial aid got you in a quandary?
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SECURE THE BAG: Financial aid got you in a quandary?

By: Bria Clark (@autobriagraphy)   Financial aid packages exist to close the gap between what your family (you) can afford and the total cost of tuition and fees. The frustration of trying to create the optimal funding mix can take away from the blessing of furthering your education. Nevertheless, financial aid can be a gift…

Trump’s Pick to Lead NASA is a Politician, Not a Scientist
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Trump’s Pick to Lead NASA is a Politician, Not a Scientist

By: NyJohn Washington, Politics Reporter The White House announced Jim Bridenstine as the president’s choice for the 13th NASA administrator. Bridenstine is a politician currently serving as the U.S. representative for Oklahoma’s first congressional district. Trump’s nomination is sparking debate due to Bridenstine’s lack of space exploration credentials. On the first day of Donald Trump’s…

Screening Held for Rashid’s “Same Fruit, Different Tree”
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Screening Held for Rashid’s “Same Fruit, Different Tree”

“Same Fruit, Different Tree:” the Quintessence of What a Howard Student Can Do. Christian Anne Capers   A screening for “Same Fruit, Different Tree,” was held in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications on Sept. 13. Directed by junior TV & Film major and photography minor Mansur K. Rashid, “Same Fruit, Different Tree” deals with…

Fresh Cuts for Freshmen: Howard University Opens Free On-Campus Barbershop
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Fresh Cuts for Freshmen: Howard University Opens Free On-Campus Barbershop

By: David Robinson Jr, (@drdavphoto)   Howard University opened the doors to its first-ever on-campus barbershop. President Wayne A.I. Frederick received the inaugural haircut from barber and Howard alumnus LaMont Russell in the Charles R. Drew Hall location. Russell, better known as “Uncle Zeno,” is an entrepreneur and currently serves as the barbershop’s sole barber….

In the Spotlight
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In the Spotlight

By: Tia Lowe, Campus Reporter (@TiaMLowe)   Spotlight Network, Howard University’s student-run television network, is in the midst of exciting new projects for the upcoming school year. The network provides opportunities for students in various fields of communications such as production, writing, public relations and reporting. This year, Spotlight will be partnering with the Undergraduate…

Infamous Hurricane Irma by the Numbers
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Infamous Hurricane Irma by the Numbers

Leah Simone S., Global News Reporter   Hurricane Irma made history as the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane in history and wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Florida within one week. At its strongest, the storm boasted 185 mph winds and spanned 70,000 sq. miles, which is 5,000 sq. miles larger than the area…

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