Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief

Letter From The Editor: A Legacy Trailblazed
LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR

Letter From The Editor: A Legacy Trailblazed

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief, (@TheCozyJAZ) I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions. – Zora Neale Hurston As a bound and determined freshman, I visualized all my wildest and biggest dreams on the center of The Yard….

Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?
LIFE+STYLE

Howard Forever: Is HU the Real Wakanda?

By: Jaylin Paschal, Life+Style Reporter (@creatveiiberation) When the blockbuster Black Panther came out in February, it took no time for people to start referring to Howard as the “real Wakanda.” As students, most of us snarked. In February, undergraduate students were experiencing infrastructure disasters and administrative shortcomings that made Howard seem far from even being…

Wakanda and the HBCU: Fantasies and Realities
EDITORIAL

Wakanda and the HBCU: Fantasies and Realities

By: Dr. Gregg Carr, (@AfricanaCarr) Each spring, thousands of young students and their elders descend on Howard and our sister institutions in the glorious annual rite of the HBCU college tour. Wide-eyed prospectives from fifth through twelfth grades from cities across the country make annual pilgrimage to my classes.  Our Howard University Alumni Club of…

Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign
NEWS

Ashanti Martinez: A Love Letter In A Campaign

By: Kayla York, News Reporter Shaking the hands of residents and leading without limits meet Ashanti Martinez, the unlikely but qualified candidate for state delegate of Maryland. As a Black, Latino and gay male, Martinez is a revolutionary pioneer in the making. The 21-year-old Political Science major is not only a Howard University student but…

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest
CAMPUS, NEWS

Inaugural Bl(activism) Con Bridges Several Generations of Protest

Howard University has long been a breeding ground for black activism. On Saturday, April 21, the topic of activism and its role in the black community were explored in the first-ever Bl(activism) Conference. The event, coming several weeks after the longest student- led sit-in in the university’s history, brought activists from several generations together to…

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
CAMPUS, NEWS

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
CAMPUS, NEWS

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal
CAMPUS, NEWS

DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal

Students are in an uproar after a story by an anonymous author by the name of “Veritas 1867”  was posted to Medium that included records alleging Howard University financial aid employees of stealing $1 million dollars in financial aid funding. The story gained widespread attention after student activist group, HU Resist shared the story on…

Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance
LIFE+STYLE, Uncategorized

Afropunk is more than a Festival, Afropunk is Defiance

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Throughout last weekend, my Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook feeds were perfectly saturated with copious amounts of black beauty at Afropunk Brooklyn. I scrolled through countless photos of black people singing and swaying in the sunshine adorned in everything from bold statement shirts to bright colorful Ankara against a…

Student-Run Organizations Kick Off The Year Right
CAMPUS

Student-Run Organizations Kick Off The Year Right

By: Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy) Howard University welcomed 2,300 new freshmen with open arms and a twist on the annual “All White Party.” The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) and Undergraduate Student Assembly (UGSA) have made it their mission to connect with the student body on a personal level. Despite the progression of social…

Bison Prepare For Start Of London Era
SPORTS

Bison Prepare For Start Of London Era

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJEEEEZY) Howard University enters the 2017-2018 season with renewed optimism and focus. After steady improvement over the last couple of years, Howard looks to make a run at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title.  To accomplish that goal Howard hired Mike London as the new head coach. London has had…