Campus, LIFE+STYLE / November 21, 2017 The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of...

Campus / November 14, 2017 First It’s a Grind, Then It’s a Struggle: A Bison’s Plea for Athletic Resources

By: Amerra Sheckles, Campus Reporter Although I can’t speak for all HBCUs, competing as a Division-I athlete at Howard is a different grind in itself. I was always told that sports in High School act as more of a hobby; whereas, sports in college are run as a business. In high school, you compete for...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Living “Lavishly” In The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle

By: Nancy Vu, News and Life+Style Reporter (@NancyVu99) The corridors that connect the different halls of the Harriet Tubman Quadrangle are notorious for greeting visitors with an unwelcoming smell. This scent is just one of the many unlivable conditions that residents of the Quad have been subjected to. “I legitimately feel like I’m in prison...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Changes at Sodexo: Bridging the Gap Between Howard’s Student Body and Sodexo

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) The relationship between Howard students and Sodexo, the on-campus dining service provider, has been tense for quite some time. Complaints have been made against the company for its management of Howard’s dining services, unreasonable hours, quality of food and lack of food options. Many students feel that the existing...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Frustration Brewing? Students Voice Concern Over Administration’s Lack of Communication

Aliyah Thompson, Local News Reporter (@Hel1o_itsme) One of the primary complaints against Howard is the lack of communication between administration or staff and students. “I don’t want to bash the people at the A[dministration] [B]uilding, cause that is a pretty difficult job, being responsible for like the 10,000 students at Howard and all their money,...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 18, 2017 Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s...

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A Treasure Among Us: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
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A Treasure Among Us: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

By Maya King, Campus Editor Posted 2:30 PM EST, Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 Updated 2:35 PM EST, Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 When the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center opened its doors for the first time in 1914, it was known to the Howard community as the Library of Negro Life, consisting of a small collection of and books and antislavery…

Howard University Office of Admission’s Event Coordinator to Resign
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Howard University Office of Admission’s Event Coordinator to Resign

By The Hilltop Staff Posted 4:10 PM EST, Tues., Sept. 6, 2016 Updated 2:10 PM EST, Weds., Nov. 23, 2016 After almost two years as an employee, Chandra Hicks, event coordinator for Howard University’s Office of Admission, will resign effective tomorrow, Sept. 7. In an exclusive interview with The Hilltop, Hicks said that her final decision to leave came over…

Fewer Scholarships. Fewer International Friends.
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Fewer Scholarships. Fewer International Friends.

By Shaleen Shah, News Staff Writer Posted 9:40 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Merit based scholarships, which are highly sought after by international students, are being limited this year. Howard University awards these scholarships based on SAT scores and academic performance. It is speculated that financial pressure on the university played a role in the decision to…

Don’t Sleep: 5 Things To Do During Your Freshman Year
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Don’t Sleep: 5 Things To Do During Your Freshman Year

By Cyerra Haywood, Campus Staff Writer Posted 9:08 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 1. Explore Howard’s Campus: Since you’re going to be a Bison for the next four years, you should get a pretty good idea of what is on Howard’s campus. Eat in a different cafeteria every day of your first week (Howard University Hospital…

Advice to Freshmen
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Advice to Freshmen

By Maya Cade, Special To The Hilltop Posted 9:00 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Freshmen: Let me keep it real 100—Your life is about to change. You’re a Bison now. Let me also be really honest when I say that I’m only typing this letter to you now because I did not graduate in four…

Experiencing “The Mecca” In All Its Beauty
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Experiencing “The Mecca” In All Its Beauty

By Arelia Johnson, Campus Staff Writer Posted 8:38 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 There is no one way to describe Howard University just as there is no one way to describe her beauty. Since 1867, this institution has produced some of the brightest figures in American history, graduated scores of doctors and lawyers, and made…

PERSPECTIVE: FLOTUS Makes Surprise Visit To The Mecca
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PERSPECTIVE: FLOTUS Makes Surprise Visit To The Mecca

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 5:30 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 To begin the month of September, Howard University students had the opportunity to attend a co-curricular session to hear from NBC’s host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and “special guests” in the School of Business auditorium, Thursday, Sept. 1. After filing…

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